The vibration transmitted through the seat of a four-wheel drive tractor, developing 179 kW, and equipped with front suspension axle and shock absorber for the implement, were measured and analysed according to the ISO standard. Several tests were carried out in different conditions considering: type of operation (transfer with and without mounted implement); type of track (conglomerate bituminous road, country lane); connected and disconnected suspension and/or shock absorber; and forward speeds. For the transfer on bituminous conglomerate road, it was observed that the suspension always reduces acceleration av, in both tests without and with implement, for all the considered forward speeds. For the tests conduced on country lane, the front axle suspension involved a reduction of the acceleration, but it was less evident than on the road Results showed that the forward speed and the mass distribution were the most important factors on tractor behaviour influencing the driver comfort. The daily exposure time which could compromise the driver's health increased from 2.5 to 8 h decreasing the speed from 3.06 to 2.22 m/s during transfer in country lane without implement. In the other condition the time exposure is approximately more than a working day.

Analysis of driving seat vibrations in different transfer conditions

GIUNCHI, ALESSANDRO
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RAGNI, LUIGI;
2008

Abstract

The vibration transmitted through the seat of a four-wheel drive tractor, developing 179 kW, and equipped with front suspension axle and shock absorber for the implement, were measured and analysed according to the ISO standard. Several tests were carried out in different conditions considering: type of operation (transfer with and without mounted implement); type of track (conglomerate bituminous road, country lane); connected and disconnected suspension and/or shock absorber; and forward speeds. For the transfer on bituminous conglomerate road, it was observed that the suspension always reduces acceleration av, in both tests without and with implement, for all the considered forward speeds. For the tests conduced on country lane, the front axle suspension involved a reduction of the acceleration, but it was less evident than on the road Results showed that the forward speed and the mass distribution were the most important factors on tractor behaviour influencing the driver comfort. The daily exposure time which could compromise the driver's health increased from 2.5 to 8 h decreasing the speed from 3.06 to 2.22 m/s during transfer in country lane without implement. In the other condition the time exposure is approximately more than a working day.
7th International Symposium "Prospects for the 3rd Millennium Agriculture"
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A. Giunchi; L. Ragni; M. Cutini; C. Bisaglia
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