AGM 301 INTRODUCTION TO FARM MACHINERY P1, L2, T 0, =3

Aims and objectives of agricultural mechanization. Basic mechanics, workshop tools. Principle of internal combustion engines and electric motor. Study of farm machinery used for tillage; ploughs, harrows, cultivators, farm power transmission system. Harvesting and processing equipment (sprayers and dusters). Equipment for livestock (automatic feed conveyors, automatic drinkers for poultry, feeding and watering equipment: milking and milk handing equipment, meat processing equipment). Operating lifting and irrigation equipment. Surveying instrument used farm. Operating principles, section and maintenance procedures of farm machinery castings and records Workshop and building materials used to farm. Horse power and choice of power for specific agricultural operations.

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