Journal of Ergonomics

Journal of Ergonomics
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-7556

Goel AK

Department of Farm Machinery and Power, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

  • Research Article   
    Effect of Tractor Seat Suspension Parameters on Vibration Exposure
    Author(s): Pradhan RR*, Behera D, Goel AK and Mohanty SK

    India is the largest manufacturer of farm equipment like tractor, harvester and tiller. It accounts one third global tractor production. Tractor sale in the country is expected to increase 11-13 per cent in the financial year 2019 while the tractor industry is expected to grow at 8-10 per cent during 2019-23. In the country, the agricultural tractors used for different farm operations starting from land preparation up to harvesting and transportation of agricultural products. Due to this various types of random vibrations, generated from terrain and tractor engine, is transmitted to the operator through seat suspension. Most of the tractors available in India, are attached with a passive type vertical seat suspension which is found to decrease vibration in vertical direction. Many research works have been done in optimisation/modification of the seat suspension parameters alone and de.. Read More»

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