1969-02-01

An Auxiliary Front Wheel Drive Using Tractor Hydraulics 690592

The need for improving tractive performance of the farm tractor gave the impetus for developing this hydrostatic front wheel drive. Design features of the drive and its components are given along with a discussion of how it integrates into the basic tractor. Field studies comparing two wheel drive tractors with auxiliary front drive equipped tractors are presented. Some considerations made in arriving at front wheel torque are noted, as are various lab tests conducted in developing drive components.

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