Best Reference Books – Tractor Design and Testing, Hydraulics and Transmission

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Tractor Design and Testing, Hydraulics and Transmission subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Tractor Design and Testing, Hydraulics and Transmission along with reviews.

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1. “Design and Development of Tractor Drawn Cotton Planter” by Sharma Vineet Kumar and Singh Shashank

“Design and Development of Tractor Drawn Cotton Planter” Book Review: The book shows that the method used for cotton planting, at present, is the seed drill method, in which two seeds per hill are sown at a depth of 30-50 mm in rows and with proper spacing between the rows. The book also describes another method of cotton planting that can be used to get the desired crop production. It shows that thinning of crops is done in this method, which requires extra seed rate, extra labour and extra time. It presents information about Bt. cotton planter,which is an improved inclined cell type planter, and is designed to meet the above parameters. The book shows that the cost of planting through Bt. cotton planter is very low as compared to existing inclined cell type planters.

2. “Design and Development of Tractor Drawn Plant Uprooter” by Shakya Hitesh

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“Design and Development of Tractor Drawn Plant Uprooter” Book Review: This book is designed for agricultural and engineering students, engineers and agricultural professionals. The book describes the method of tractor drawn plant uprooting. This book removes the shortcomings of the earlier method of uprooting by hand plant puller or spade, which were expensive and time taking methods requiring high power. It also contains information about three different shaped blades of a tractor drawn plant uprooter, which is designed to mount on a cultivator frame through two curved tynes. The book contains data of all design parameters, field performance evaluation with drawings and graphs in detail.

3. “Testing of Tractor” by Londhe Dattatraya and Atkari Vinod

“Testing of Tractor” Book Review: The book is meant for students and professors of agricultural engineering, repairmen, tractor owners and dealers. The book contains information about different tests of a tractor. It covers different tests of a tractor such as PTO performance test, drawbar performance test, brake test, location of center of gravity, turning ability test, noise level test, mechanical vibration test, smoke level test, vision test, air cleaner oil pullover test, field and haulage test, component assembly inspection. The book includes chapters on different machineries, their uses and power required for operation of a machine. The book also describes different subsidies on agriculture machinery in india.

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4. “Hydraulic Systems for Tractors and Other Mobile Equipment: Inspecting and Testing” by J Howard Turner
5. “Farm Tractors: The Case Guide to Tractor Selection, Operation, Economics and Servicing” by Bill Butterworth

“Farm Tractors: The Case Guide to Tractor Selection, Operation, Economics and Servicing” Book Review: The book gives a detailed explanation of design of a tractor in a simple and understandable language. Different parts of the book describes different facts about farm tractors. The first part of the book relates the requirement of individual farms to details of tractor performance. The next chapters explain the policy on size, numbers, replacement and development of tractors. And then the maintenance and operations of a tractor is presented in the last chapters. The book describes the specific details of the most important equipment that a farmer needs.

6. “Tractor Mounted Hydraulic Boom Sprayer” by Mathur Ravi and Dhande Kishor

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“Tractor Mounted Hydraulic Boom Sprayer” Book Review: This book is designed for making the field crop spraying easy. The book shows that with the increased use of pesticides and the harsh effects of residues on the environment, there was a great need for such equipment to have better crop production. This book also presents the study of the effect of different nozzle pressure on uniformity of spraying.

7. “Farm Tractors” by Michael Williams

“Farm Tractors” Book Review: The book describes the phase when tractors were introduced and the evolution of tractors over the years. It shows that tractors have now became an important equipment on farms across the world and depicts the changed way of working of farmers on the farms with the introduction of tractors in their life. The book contains various manufacturers and models like henry ford’s legendary model, international harvestor’s farmall, the waterloo boy and john deere. The book contains details of usage of hydraulic, availability of four wheeler vehicles, alternatives to gasoline, cultivation, specialized tractors for orchard work, high acreage operations, carrying loads and much more.

8. “Assessment of Rigid Gear Transmission in Indian Tractors” by Deepak Kumar Kushwaha

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“Assessment of Rigid Gear Transmission in Indian Tractors” Book Review: The book ‘Assessment of Rigid Gear Transmission in Indian Tractors’ is a simple and easy to understand book. It contains information about characteristics of rigid gear transmission systems. It provides various diagrams for better understanding of the topic.

9. “Tractor-Implement Systems” by Ralph Alcock

“Tractor-Implement Systems” Book Review: The book is meant for undergraduate and graduate students of agricultural engineering studying power and machinery. The book explains the factors that are important for design, selection and operation of tractor implement systems. The functional improvement of the vehicle which makes it capable to perform in even harsh conditions that are required to operate is described in this book. The functional improvement has also provided considerably to the human machine interface. The book is helpful to farmers for selection and operation of tractor implement combination.

10. “Heavy-Duty Trucks: Powertrains, Systems and Service” by Robert N Brady

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“Heavy-Duty Trucks: Powertrains, Systems and Service” Book Review: The book contains information about systems like powertrain, chassis, electrical fuel and electronic controls. It includes details of various systems involved in heavy duty trucks. The book focuses on the fundamentals, operation and troubleshooting of electronically controlled heavy duty diesel engines. It also describes the electronic diesel fuel injection for famous heavy duty diesel engines. It is a completely informative book.

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