AREN 312: Energy and Power Utilization on Farms


Principles and stages of agriculture mechanization (reference to Ghana) Mechanized activities in crop production. Power sources on farm: human, animal, wind, water solar energy, bio-energy, Internal combustion engines (I.C.E.): petrol and diesel engines. Components of internal combustion engines, classification of I.C.E  Working principles of I.C.E. Two and four stroke engines. Engine Systems: Fuel, cooling, lubrication, ignition and hydraulic system. Mechanical power transmission: Principal reasons for application of drives, classification of drives, belt, gear and chain drives. Tractor power transmission to final drives, hydraulic, traction aids.