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Because of its available axle torque and geometric configuration, the usual farm tractor is not a particularly stable vehicle. In view of the increasing emphasis being placed on safety and comfort, a knowledge of the degree of stability to be expected from a tractor under various conditions of dynamic loading might be an aid in designing safer and more functional tractors. One method of attaining this knowledge would be the use of a mathematical model. The advantages offered by a mathematical model over prototype testing include greater speed, lower costs, and, more importantly, the ability to perform preliminary evaluation of proposed designs.
American Society of Agricultural Engineers
Koch, J. A.; Buchele, Wesley F.; and Marley, Stephen J., "Verification of a Mathematical Model to Predict Tractor Tipping Behavior" (1970). Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications. 223.