The Design and Application of Four-Wheel-Drive AG Tractors 690726
Four-wheel drive agricultural tractors are finding wide acceptance in the large tractor market. There are two basic design concepts, rigid frame and articulated, both of which have distinct advantages.
At present the relatively low production volumes demand a modular design approach. The future will see a trend toward integrated components.
There are seven manufacturers presently offering models that together cover the range of 100-220 drawbar hp. This paper presents a comparison of marketing and component features.