|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||10 x 2 hour lectures|
|Practical||5 x 3 hour practicals|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Practical evaluation assignment Outcomes assessed: 1, 2||50%|
|Semester Exam||1.5 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2||50%|
|Supplementary Exam||1.5 Hours Students will be required to retake the element(s) of assessment that led to failure of the module||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||1.5 Hours Students will be required to retake the element(s) of assessment that led to failure of the module||50%|
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Select an appropriate agricultural tractor and machinery for a specified range of applications.
Demonstrate the skills required to manage safe and efficient tractor/implement operations.
This module will provide an understanding of the engineering and selection criteria associated with the agricultural power unit and machinery and the knowledge required to operate, maintain and manage tractor / implement operations safely and efficiently. The module will be delivered by means of a combination of lectures, lecture demonstrations and practicals.
Allcock P (1986) Tractor-Implement Systems Primo search Butterworth B & Nix J (1983) Farm Mechanisation for Profit Primo search Cooper E L (1987) Agricultural Mechanics Primo search HSE (1995) Tractors in Action. A Safety Training Guide Primo search John Deere & Co. Fundamentals of Service Manuals (Power Trains, Electrical Systems, Hydraulics, Engines) Primo search Liljedhal, J B (1989) Tractors and their Power Units Primo search Roth L D and Field H L (1991) Introduction to Agricultural Engineering Primo search Whitney B (1988) Choosing and Using Farm Machines Primo search Williams M (1992) Tractors - How they Work and What they Do Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 4