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Agricultural mechanics : fundamentals & applications

Author: Ray V Herren; Elmer L Cooper
Publisher: Albany, NY : Delmar Thomson Learning, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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This edition offers information in the field of agricultural mechanics, providing instruction on basic mechanical skills and applications, as well as career opportunities. Topics range from tool  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ray V Herren; Elmer L Cooper
ISBN: 0766814106 9780766814103
OCLC Number: 43903531
Description: xiii, 754 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Sec. 1. Exploring careers in agricultural mechanics --
Mechanics in the world of agriculture --
Career options in agricultural mechanics --
Sec. 2. Using the agricultural mechanics shop --
Shop orientation and procedures --
Personal safety in agricultural mechanics --
Reducing hazards in agricultural mechanics --
Shop cleanup and organization --
Sec. 3. Hand woodworking and metalworking --
Hand tools, fasteners, and hardware --
Layout tools and procedures --
Selecting, cutting, and shaping wood --
Fastening wood --
Finishing wood --
Identifying, marking, cutting, and bending metal --
Fastening metal --
Sec. 4. Power tools in the agricultural mechanics shop --
Portable power tools --
Woodworking with power machines --
Metalworking with power machines --
Sec. 5. Project planning --
Sketching and drawing projects --
Figuring a bill of materials --
Selecting, planning, and building a project --
Sec. 6. Tool fitting --
Repairing and reconditioning tools --
Sharpening tools --
Sec. 7. Gas heating, cutting, brazing, and welding --
Using gas welding equipment --
Cutting with oxyfuels and other gases --
Brazing and welding with oxyacetylene --
Sec. 8. Arc welding --
Selecting and using arc welding equipment --
Arc welding mild steel and MIG/TIG welding --
Sec. 9. Painting --
Preparing wood and metal for painting --
Selecting and applying painting materials --
Sec. 10. Small gas engines --
Fundamentals of small engines --
Small engine maintenance and repair --
Sec. 11. Electricity and electronics --
Electrical principles and wiring materials --
Installing branch circuits --
Electronics in agriculture --
Electric motors, drives, and controls --
Sec. 12. Plumbing, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems --
Plumbing --
Irrigation technology --
Hydraulic, pneumatic, and robotic power --
Sec. 13. Concrete and masonry --
Concrete and masonry --
Sec. 14. Agricultural structures --
Planning and constructing agricultural structures --
Aquaculture, greenhouse, and hydroponics structures.
Responsibility: Ray V. Herren, Elmer L. Cooper.
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