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A farm tractor driver's information system

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Wang, Guang (main author), Zoerb, G.C. (author), Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
Format:
Conference paper
Publication Date:
1988
Published:
Canada
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois Box: 93
Subject Term:
computer programs, computers, cost recovery, information systems, machinery, on-farm computing
Notes:
AGRICOLA IND 90000167; Paper presented at the 1988 Summer Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, December 13-16, 1988, Chicago, IL., St. Joseph, MI: American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 1988. 20 p. (Microfiche Collection fiche no. 88-3020), A farm tractor driver's information system was developed. The system has functions of optimizing fuel efficiency, tractive efficiency and operation costs. The information provided to the driver included optimum transmission gear and throttle position, which if used, would cut the operation costs and/or increase the field capacity. Field test results are presented. (author)