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The Compact Tractor Bible (Country Workshop)

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Publisher Comments:

Anyone looking to buy a piece of compact power equipment is faced with a bewildering array of choices—more than 80 brands of compact tractors offered in North America, not to mention the profusion of models within those brands. Written by an unbiased expert for residential and small-farm owners, contractors, and professionals who work with compact tractors, this book makes sense of these choices with clear, objective evaluations of the price, power, parts, and performance of particular machines.
 
To save the buyer and user money, time, and trouble, this fully illustrated guide addresses such considerations as defining job requirements; identifying necessary attachments; matching todays compact equipment to the job; objectively measuring performance; assessing operating costs before purchase; fun and safety aspects of ownership and operations; and knowing when its better to lease, rent, or contract out the job. In addition, the author includes a useful reference and glossary section.
 

About the Author

Dr. Graeme Quick recently completed a seven-year term as Leader, Power & Machinery Engineering Section and Adjunct Professor, Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering Department, Iowa State University. He is currently a consulting engineer based in Queensland, Australia.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1         What is a Compact Tractor?

Chapter 2         Selecting a Compact Tractor

Chapter 3         Power and Engines: How Much Power is Enough?

Chapter 4         Transmitting Power

Chapter 5         Mowing Tractors and Tractor Mowers

Chapter 6         The Wider Perspective: Compact Self-Propelled Mobile Machines

Chapter 7         Compact Tractor Attachments—Matching Tractor to the Job

Chapter 8         Tractor and System Performance

Chapter 9         Compact Tractor and Equipment Safety

Chapter 10       Calculating Owning and Operating Costs

Chapter 11       Alternatives to Buying, Economic Performance, and Protecting Your Investment

Chapter 12       Conclusions

Appendix

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760323939
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Subject:
Automotive - Miscellaneous Vehicles
Author:
Quick, Graeme
Author:
Quick, Graeme R.
Subject:
Garden tractors
Subject:
Lawn tractors
Subject:
General House & Home
Edition Number:
First
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Country Workshop
Publication Date:
20061015
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW Ill: 25, Color Ill: 149
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.76x7.46x.34 in. 1.11 lbs.

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Business » Accounting and Finance
Engineering » Construction » Farm Machinery
Transportation » Automotive » General

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