Agricultural Mechanics: Fundamentals & Applications

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Taylor & Francis, 2002 - Agricultural mechanics. - 754 pages
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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 for students in high school and post-secondary programs. 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 students to comprehend concepts and apply them to laboratory settings. Objectives and competencies to be developed are included in each section, along with a list of new terms, a materials list, student activities, and self-evaluations. This edition is vividly illustrated with the most current full color photos, charts, and diagrams, to help students reinforce their understanding of the book's fluid movement between the principles and application of agricultural mechanics.(agriculture, agriscience, arc welding, woodworking, welding, plumbing, agricultural structures, agricultural mechanics)
 

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Contents

Exploring Careers
4
Using The Agricultural Mechanics Shop
26
Hand Woodworking and Metalworking
64
Power Tools in the Agricultural
172
Project Planning
217
Tool Fitting
256
Gas Heating Cutting Brazing and Welding
280
Arc Welding
318
Electricity and Electronics
419
Plumbing Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
484
Concrete and Masonry
533
Agricultural Structures
558
Appendix A Projects
589
Appendix B Data Tables
681
Types of Fences and Materials
699
Index
749

Painting
360
Small Gas Engines
388

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About the author (2002)

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.

Dr. Elmer Cooper is a professor emeritus of the University of Maryland. He taught in public schools for over 17 years, including grades 8 through 12 and adults. Dr. Cooper served as State Supervisor of Agriculture/Agribusiness and Renewable Natural Resources in Maryland for four years. He was a teacher and educator at Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland for 12 years, and many outstanding teachers in the field have benefited from his guidance.

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