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Remote controls on an agricultural tractor for performing ASAE/SAE field upset tests.

Authors
Lutz-TJ; Homce-GT
Source
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
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20020990
Abstract
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.
Keywords
Agricultural-machinery; Safety-research; Safety-equipment; Safety-engineering; Machine-operation; Machine-operators; Accident-prevention
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Publication Date
20000709
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
Proceedings of the 93rd Annual International Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, Paper No. 007004, Milwaukee, WI.
State
MI; PA
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