Short communication. Evaluation of the energy requirements in tractor-disc harrow systems

  • J.M. Serrano University of Évora. Évora
  • J.O. Peça University of Évora. Évora
  • M. De Carvalho Mediterranean Agrarian Sciences Institute (ICAM) – University of Évora. Évora
Keywords: TRACTORS, DISC HARROWS, EQUIPMENT PERFORMANCE, ENERGY CONSUMPTION, PERFORMANCE TESTING, PORTUGAL

Abstract

A three years research project was developed to study tractor-implement dynamics in tillage operations. This paper reports the results of field tests performed under real working conditions, using four wheel drive tractors and trailed disc harrows combinations, under different soils conditions. The data show a linear relationship between the drawbar pull per unit of implement width and the fuel consumption per hectare. The results give evidence of the benefits of the "gear up, throttle down" approach.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Published
2008-06-01
How to Cite
SerranoJ., PeçaJ., & De CarvalhoM. (2008). Short communication. Evaluation of the energy requirements in tractor-disc harrow systems. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 6(2), 205-209. https://doi.org/10.5424/sjar/2008062-321
Section
Agricultural engineering