AEX 305: Agricultural Field Machines, Farm Power Source and Utilization

This unit covers; Study of motive and stationary power needs of agriculture, forestry and aquaculture. Power measurements. Theory of traction and trafficability.  Power-implement relationships and force analysis. Tractor design and chassis mechanics. Agricultural machinery mechanisms. Design considerations and performance evaluation of equipment for land preparation, planting, spraying, fertiliser distribution and harvesting. Equipment for forestry and aquaculture. Power transmission and power trains design. Introduction to turbo-machinery. Ergonomics.

Below are the labs Scheduled for this unit.

  1. Engine Power Measurement
  2. Agricultural Crop Sprayers
  3. Planting and Seeding
  4. Tillage-Practicals and Demonstrations