History indicates that the development of farm machinery and equipment is very closely related to shortage of human labor and industrial development. The present book covers farm machinery and its relation to agriculture, materials of construction, mechanics, transmission of power, lubricants, hydraulic powers lifts and rubber tires, tillage, planting, weed control, spraying, dusting and fertilizing equipment, hay, forage, grain, corn and cotton harvesting, crop processing and labor saving equipment. A selected list of references and a few questions and problems have been added at the end of each chapter. An appendix of useful data appears at the end of the text. The topic covered in the book will enable the readers to understand the basic principles and working of farm machinery & equipment for different crops. This book is very useful to students, teachers and researchers of agricultural engineering, mechanical engineering, agronomy as well as by those who are engaged in commercial exploration of farm machinery and equipment.
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Harris Pearson Smith, A.E. was Professor and Chief, Division of Agricultural Engineering, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station and Fellow of American Society of Agricultural Engineers.