Agricultural Mechanics

Agricultural Mechanics : Fundamentals & Applications

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This newly expanded fourth edition text offers the latest information in the field of agricultural mechanics, providing instruction on basic mechanical skills and applications, as well as career opportunities. Topics covered range from tool identification and maintenance, small engines, electricity, and electronics, to construction and masonry. The units are presented in a logical, easy to read and follow format, allowing readers to comprehend concepts and apply them to laboratory or field settings. Vividly portrayed illustrations complement this work with the most current full color photos, charts, and diagrams, reinforcing the book's fluid movement between the principles and application of modern agricultural mechanics. The comprehensive appendices also include extensive reference material, making "Agricultural Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications" an invaluable resource for education and industry.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 800 pages
  • 223.3 x 285.2 x 31.8mm | 2,040.35g
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • illustrations, photographs, charts
  • 0766814106
  • 9780766814103

Table of contents

Section 1: Exploring Careers in Agricultural Mechanics. Section 2: Using the Agricultural Mechanics Shop. Section 3: Hand Woodworking and Metalworking. Section 4: Power Tools in the Agricultural Mechanics Shop. Section 5: Project Planning. Section 6: Tool Fitting. Section 7: Gas Heating, Cutting, Brazing, and Welding. Section 8: Arc Welding. Section 9: Painting. Section 10: Small Gas Engines. Section 11: Electricity and Electronics. Section 12: Plumbing, Hydraulic, and Pneumatic Systems. Section 13: Concrete and Masonry. Section 14: Agricultural Structures. Appendix A. Appendix B. Glossary. Index.
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Section 1: Exploring Careers in Agricultural Mechanics. Section 2: Using the Agricultural Mechanics Shop. Section 3: Hand Woodworking and Metalworking. Section 4: Power Tools in the Agricultural Mechanics Shop. Section 5: Project Planning. Section 6: Tool Fitting. Section 7: Gas Heating, Cutting, Brazing, and Welding. Section 8: Arc Welding. Section 9: Painting. Section 10: Small Gas Engines. Section 11: Electricity and Electronics. Section 12: Plumbing, Hydraulic, and Pneumatic Systems. Section 13: Concrete and Masonry. Section 14: Agricultural Structures. Appendix A. Appendix B. Glossary. Index.
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About Elmer L. Cooper

Dr. Ray V. Herren has been actively involved in agriculture for most of his life. He grew up on a diversified farm, where he played a major role in the production of livestock. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education from Auburn University, a Master's degree in Agribusiness Education from Alabama A & M University, and a Doctorate in vocational education (with an emphasis in agricultural education) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Herren has taught at Virginia Tech, Oregon State University, and the University of Georgia in Athens, where he recently retired as head of the Department of Agriculture Leadership, Education, and Communication. In addition to serving as National President of the FFA Alumni Association, he has served on numerous committees from the local to international level, including a national task force to develop FFA programs for middle school students and the National Committee for Career Development Events. His prolific scholarly activity includes 26 journal articles, 51 invited or refereed presentations, and 12 books and manuals. He has also earned several awards for his commitment to service, as well as UGA's prestigious College of Education Outstanding Teaching Award.
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