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Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
A new method of predicting the drawbar pull developed by agricultural tractors was designed and evaluated. A single wheel tester, similar to a rear tire of a tractor, was used to establish topsoil traction conditions by loading it with known loads and measuring the maximum transferable torque. This resulted in a linear relationship between torque and wheel load. The slope of this line represents, therefore, a certain topsoil condition. When used with the soil parameters bulk density and moisture content, the prediction of tractor coefficient of traction in relation to wheel slip was shown to be more accurate than the standard Wismer and Luth equation recommended by ASAE (ASAE, 1988).
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Tractors -- Tires
Traction-Engines -- Performance
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Wittig, Volker, "Prediction of Tractor Drawbar Pull on Agricultural Soils" (1990). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5358.