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Agricultural Mechanics: Fundamentals & Applications

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9781401859565

ISBN10:
1401859569
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
3/24/2005
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning
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Summary

Agricultural Mechanics: Fundamentals & Applications continues to be the most widely used textbook for high school Agricultural Mechanics programs nationwide because of its student friendly layout and its comprehensive coverage. Topics covered range from welding to tool identification, from diesel engine maintenance to masonry. The units are presented in a logical, easy to follow format allowing students to comprehend concepts and apply them in hands on applications. 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. The new fifth edition has been updated throughout to address the changing technologies that help shape the world of agriculture.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xii
Section 1 Exploring Careers in Agricultural Mechanics
Mechanics in the World of Agriculture
3(9)
Career Options in Agricultural Mechanics
12(15)
Section 2 Using The Agricultural Mechanics Shop
Shop Orientation and Procedures
27(10)
Personal Safety in Agricultural Mechanics
37(10)
Reducing Hazards in Agricultural Mechanics
47(8)
Shop Cleanup and Organization
55(12)
Section 3 Hand Woodworking and Metalworking
Hand Tools, Fasteners, and Hardware
67(22)
Layout Tools and Procedures
89(17)
Selecting, Cutting, and Shaping Wood
106(16)
Fastening Wood
122(12)
Finishing Wood
134(10)
Identifying, Marking, Cutting, and Bending Metal
144(15)
Fastening Metal
159(20)
Section 4 Power Tools in the Agricultural Mechanics Shop
Portable Power Tools
179(18)
Woodworking with Power Machines
197(19)
Metalworking with Power Machines
216(13)
Section 5 Project Planning
Sketching and Drawing Projects
229(16)
Figuring a Bill of Materials
245(9)
Selecting, Planning, and Building a Project
254(15)
Section 6 Tool Fitting
Repairing and Reconditioning Tools
269(11)
Sharpening Tools
280(13)
Section 7 Gas Heating, Cutting, Brazing, and Welding
Using Gas Welding Equipment
293(9)
Cutting with Oxyfuels and Other Gases
302(11)
Brazing and Welding with Oxyacetylene
313(18)
Section 8 Arc Welding
Selecting and Using Arc Welding Equipment
331(10)
Arc Welding Mild Steel and GMAW/GTAW Welding
341(28)
Section 9 Painting
Preparing Wood and Metal for Painting
369(11)
Selecting and Applying Painting Materials
380(17)
Section 10 Power Mechanics
Fundamentals of Small Engines
397(12)
Small Engine Maintenance and Repair
409(22)
Diesel Engines and Tractor Maintenance
431(12)
Section 11 Electricity and Electronics
Electrical Principles and Wiring Materials
443(14)
Installing Branch Circuits
457(10)
Electronics in Agriculture
467(16)
Electric Motors, Drives, and Controls
483(22)
Section 12 Plumbing, Hydraulic, and Pneumatic Systems
Plumbing
505(19)
Irrigation Technology
524(14)
Hydraulic, Pneumatic, and Robotic Power
538(17)
Section 13 Concrete and Masonry
Concrete and Masonry
555(20)
Section 14 Agricultural Structures
Planning and Constructing Agricultural Structures
575(23)
Aquaculture, Greenhouse, and Hydroponics Structures
598(13)
Fence Design and Construction
611(12)
Appendix A Projects 623(102)
Appendix B Data Tables 725(18)
Glossary 743(46)
Index 789


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