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    Jan 31, 2023  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BSET 432 - Agricultural Machinery and Tractors

3 Credit Hours
Functions, selection, matching, and management of agricultural machinery systems. Tractor power ratings, engine and transmission systems, hydraulic systems, hitching, and ballasting. Field and material capacity, field efficiency, cost analysis, and machinery replacement strategies. Functional analyses of tillage operations, planters and drills, no-tillage systems, hay harvest systems, forage and small grain harvesting, and cotton harvesting. Crop drying processes, off-road machinery safety considerations, and operator ergonomics.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s): Mathematics 123 or 151.

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