|Module Title||AGRICULTURAL TRACTOR|
|Co-ordinator||Mr Simon Hulse|
|Assessment||Practical exercise||Practical Test||15%|
|Assignment||Tractor Evaluation assignment||35%|
To provide the management skills required for safe and efficient tractor operations.
a) Methods for improving tractive performance are identified.
b) Causes and means of reducing tractor instability and control loss are identified.
c) The mechanical theories of force relationships are related to field performance.
d) Basic tractor/implement operations are performed.
Traction: Soil properties - Contact patch area/weight - Tyre type/condition.
Instability and control loss: Ground slope/surface - Heading angle - Preparation/field procedures - Tractor/implement characteristics.
Force relationships: Tractor/implement side forces - Weight transfer/addition.
Operations: Regular/routine maintenance - Implement repair (welding) - Tractor and trailed/mounted implements.