University of Khartoum

Effect of Forward Speed on Tractor Performance under Clay Loam Soil

Effect of Forward Speed on Tractor Performance under Clay Loam Soil

Show full item record

Title: Effect of Forward Speed on Tractor Performance under Clay Loam Soil
Author: Fareed, Tewheeda A. Elhameed; Abdalla, Omer A.; Elsheikh, Mohamed Abdelmahmoud; Kadhim, Ali Hussien
Abstract: This study was conducted at the demonstration farm of the faculty of Agriculture - University of Khartoum during 2013 to study the effect of three tractor forward speeds (4,5 and 6 km/h) on the performance parameters of the tractor (field capacity, field efficiency, fuel consumption, depth of plowing and rear wheel slippage). Tractor performance was carried out under a three bottom disc plough. The experiment was arranged in a completely randomized block design with three replicates. High value of field capacity (0.65 fed/h) was recorded for speeds 6 and 5 km/h, while the lowest speed 4 km/h recorded the lowest value of field capacity (0.55 fed/h). High efficiency (82.7 %) was obtained when the speed was 4 km/h followed by 78.7 % for the speed 5 km/ h, while the speed 6 km/ h recorded the lowest value of efficiency (74 %). High fuel consumption (11.48 lit/fed) was recorded for the speed 4 km/h, followed by 10.89 and 8.40 lit/ fed for the speeds 5 and 6 km/h, respectively. Both speeds 5 and 6 km/h gave high values of depth of cut (23.3 and 22.7 cm respectively) as compared to speed 4 km/h which recorded only 20.7 cm depth of cuts. Results also showed that high slippage (9 %) was recorded for the speed 4 km/ h as compared to 8.8 % and 8 % for the speeds 5 and 6 km/ h respectively. From the results it is recommended that the speed 6 km/h is the most appropriate for ploughing with the disc plough as it gives grater field capacity, low fuel consumption and low values of tractor rear wheel slippage.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/25674


Files in this item

Files Size Format View

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record

Share

Search DSpace


Browse

My Account