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Comprehensive text discusses basic purposes of tillage, evaluates tillage operations, a tells how tillage equipment works. Gives the complete story on basic functions such as primary a secondary tillage. Covers minimum tillage a other new methods. Shows how to adjust for various field operations a conditions. Discusses traction, flotation, a compaction of soil. Has sections on maintenance a safety. CONTENTS: Purposes of tillage, types of tillage equipment, primary tillage, plows, tillers, bedders a listers, subsoilers, secondary tillage, harrows, cultivators, rod weeders, weed control tillage, tool carriers, field adjustments, field operation, maintenance, safety, field efficiency, traction, flotation a compaction.Do not leave tractor seat while engine is operating; shut off engine before lubricating, inspecting, or adjusting the tiller. 2. Do not ... Lift the tiller clear of the surface before starting the rotor; engage the PTO before lowering the machine to the ground. 4. ... However, most serious problems can be avoided by being aware of hazards and potential dangers inherent in the use of any equipment. ... Never permit anyone to walk beside, stand behind, or ride on the tiller while rotor is turning. 3.

Author:F. Buckingham
Publisher:Deere & Company - 1984


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