Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1968

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Agricultural Engineering

Abstract

Agricultural tractor noise has become an increasing concern of farmers, tractor and ·cab manufacturers, research engineers, and medical doctors. Requests from farmers concerned with reducing the noise levels in tractor cabs are being received at the Agricultural Engineering Department at South Dakota State University. The purpose of this study was to find suitable solutions to the problem of excessive noise produced by agricultural tractors. The objectives of this study were: 1. To develop noise reduction treatments for an agricultural tractor. 2. To evaluate the treatments on the basis of total loudness at the position of a seated operator's head. 3. To evaluate the treatments on the basis of a noise exposure criteria to determine if noise reduction was adequate for continuous exposure situations.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Tractors

Format

application/pdf

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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