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Mining Publication: Remote Controls on an Agricultural Tractor for Performing ASAE/SAE Field Upset Tests

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Original creation date: July 2000

Image of publication Remote Controls on an Agricultural Tractor for Performing ASAE/SAE Field Upset Tests

A standard Ford 4600 agricultural tractor was converted to remote control to perform ASAE/SAE field upset tests (rear rollover and side rollover). This paper discusses the engineering process to develop a remote-controlled tractor in determining the critical parameters of operation, to choosing appropriate actuators, designing the circuitry to control them, installing the actuators on the tractor, testing the system for functionality and then conducting numerous overturn tests. The system used off-the-shelf components for simplicity, replaceability, and economic concerns. The remote control system has withstood 21 tests to date with no failures and will continue to be used for at least three more years of testing.

Authors: TJ Lutz, GT Homce

Conference Paper - July 2000

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20020990

Proceedings of the 93rd Annual International Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, Paper No. 007004, Milwaukee, WI, July 9-12, 2000. St. Joseph, MI: American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 2000 Jul; :1-6


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