Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1993

Journal or Book Title

Transactions of the ASAE

Volume

36

Issue

22

First Page

301

Last Page

307

Research Focus Area(s)

Advanced Machinery Engineering and Manufacturing Systems

DOI

10.13031/2013.28339

Abstract

Information on effects of tillage sweep geometry and operation on soil conditions, including soil surface elevation, is needed for effective design, selection, and use of sweeps for row crop cultivation and ridge construction. The effects of sweep rake angle and of operation speed and depth on changes in soil microtopography were determined. Changes in microtopography due to observed soil aggregate movement were also found. A factorial arrangement of pairs of sweeps with three geometries operated at three speeds (5, 7, and 9 km/h) and at two depths (50 and 100 mm) were used to form ridges in a field experiment.

Comments

This article is from Transactions of the ASAE 36 (1993): 301–307, doi:10.13031/2013.28339.

Rights

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Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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