Tractor stability indicator

D. J. Murphy, D. C. Beppler, H. J. Sommer

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Abstract

Tractor overturns are a major cause of death in farm operations. The oversturns are the result of interactions between the tractor operator, the tractor and the environment. Numerous variables involved in tractor overturn have been identified. Previous stability analyses have resulted in attempts to design devices to warn or prevent tractor rollover but to date nothing has proved successful. A newer approach to the rollover problem is to develop instrumentation that will give the operator instantaneous cues concerning the tractor's stability as it is operated. The device is perceived as a learning instrument which will increase both cognitive and motor skills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-191
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Ergonomics
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1985

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Equipment Design
Motor Skills
Cues
Cause of Death
Learning
Equipment and Supplies
cause of death
Farms
farm
interaction
learning

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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Murphy, D. J. ; Beppler, D. C. ; Sommer, H. J. / Tractor stability indicator. In: Applied Ergonomics. 1985 ; Vol. 16, No. 3. pp. 187-191.
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