Tractor Essay

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Tractors assist farmer’s labors of feeding the world by providing time-saving power, comfort, and speed to the farmer. Since the beginning, tractors have greatly helped farmers increase their acreage and feed more people. Tractors have become an indispensable, technologically advanced tool on the farm, and have transformed the world of farming by allowing farmers to farm more ground while spending a reduced amount of time working in the fields. Ever since the first steam powered tractor was built in the late 1800’s, the progression and advancement of tractors has never stopped. The tractor has aided farmers significantly since the invention of the first gas powered tractor caught many farmers’ eyes in the 1890’s (Tractor). By increasing the …show more content…
Making tractors a very versatile tool that can pull heavy implements. With a touch of a button the tractors hydraulic system provides power to the implements with up to 2,500 PSI of pressure to the implements cylinders which lift, lower, fold, and deliver power to the implement weighing thousands of pounds (King). Modern tractors have a built-in device to sense the needed pressure, so no more pressure is given than what is needed to power the cylinder, thus making the tractor more efficient (King). “The PTO [power take off] is a driveshaft, usually on a tractor, that can be used to provide power to an attachment or separate machine. It is designed to be easily connected and disconnected. The PTO allows implements to draw energy from the tractor 's engine” (Agricultural). The shaft is on the rear of the tractor, and when the shaft of the implement is connected to the tractor’s shaft and the PTO is engaged, the implement starts running. The PTO is the most effective way to transfer the tractor’s power to the implement, but it is also very dangerous, killing many people every year. Since the PTO shaft can rotate at speeds up to 1000 rotations per minute, if an article of clothing gets caught it can pull a person into the shaft. Fingers and limbs can be broken, or ripped off. The shaft will not stop unless someone turns it off. The PTO is not the only dangerous aspect of a tractor. The accidents that cause …show more content…
Tractors are much easier to drive then they look, but it is much harder to be a good operator because of all of the controls are in the cab. All brands of tractors are each a little different to operate, but it will explain how to operate a 2014 John Deere 6150r with an IVT transmission because it is an easy tractor to operate. This tractor has about 150 horsepower and has a top speed of 26 miles per hour. The first step to driving the tractor is to check the tractor’s oil level to ensure it has the precise amount. Open the hood by pulling the shield off of the driver’s side of the tractor and opening the oil cap and inspecting the oil level via the dipstick. Once the oil is checked, climb into the cab, but before starting the tractor, ensure that it is in park by looking at the left side of the steering wheel at the orange lever, confirming it is in the P position. Once park is engaged, proceed to start the tractor by turning the key on the right side of the steering column forward until the engine

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