Draft, torque, and power requirements of a simple vibratory tillage tool
Authors: Harrison, H.P.
Description: The soil pulverization process of tillage can be defined as a loosening of the soil with an increase in pore space and comminution of soil aggregates. The process is useful in the control of weeds and can provide effective temporary control of soil erosion by wind and water (19). The process has a minor role with respect to the primary edaphic factors, which to an extent govern plant growth (24). Of these, the reduction of the mechanical impedance by reducing the soil strength with loosening of the soil appears to be the most important (1, 2, 4, 12, 27). It is a speculation that the decrease in soil strength may be the primary aim of
Keywords: draft, torque, and power requirements of a simple vibratory tillage tool
Citation: Harrison, H.P. 1973. DRAFT, TORQUE, AND POWER REQUIREMENTS OF A SIMPLE VIBRATORY TILLAGE TOOL. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 15(2):71-74.
Start page number: 71
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