Module Identifier RS11110  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Mr Simon Hulse  
Semester Semester 1  
Pre-Requisite A or AS level science subjects  
Assessment Exam   1.5 Hours   50%  
  Assignment     35%  
  Oral examination     15%  

Aims of the module
This module will provide an understanding of the selection criteria and engineering asssociated with the agricultural tractor and the knowledge required to manage tractor/implement operations safely and efficiently.

Syllabus / Curriculum design
This module consists of a series of lectures, demonsttations and hands-on workshop practicals. This combination is not only designed to introduce and develop an understanding of the topics, but also to develop a range of basic vocational practical skills

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students should be able to :

Reading Lists
Allcock P. (1986) Tractor-Implement Systems.
American Assciation for Vocational Instructional Materials. (1981) Safe Tractor Operation and Daily Care.
ATB. (1975) How to Make the Most of Your Tractor.
Butterworth B & Nix J. (1983) Farm Mechanisation for Profit.
HSE. (1995) Tractors in Action. A Safety Training Guide.
John Deere & Co.. Fundamentals of Service Manuals (Power Trains, Electrical Systems, Hydraulics, Engines).
Liljedhal, J B. (1989) Tractors and their Power Units.
Williams M. (1992) Tractors - How they Work and What they Do.
Young F N, Fattah E A & Skiadas N. (1984) Vehicle Traction Mechanics.
Cooper E L. (1987) Agricultural Mechanics.
Roth LD & Field HL. (1991) Introduction to Agricultural Engineering.
Whitney B. (1988) Choosing and Using Farm Machines.
Heisler, H. (1999) Vehicle and engine technology.
Nunney, M J. (1998) Light and heavy vehicle technology.

Technical Reports
Scottish Institute of Agricultural Engineering. (1981) Too steep for safety - some tractor accident situations.
Lantra. (1998) A guide to the use of farm vehicles on the road.