Module Identifier RS11110  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mr Simon Hulse  
Semester Semester 1  
Pre-Requisite A or AS level science subjects  
Assessment Oral examination     15%  
  Assignment     35%  
  Exam   1.5 Hours   50%  

Learning outcomes

On completion of the module students should be able to :

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

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.

Reading Lists

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.
Allcock P. (1986) Tractor-Implement Systems.
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.