MATERIAL MOVEMENT IN A ROTARY MOWER

THE OBSERVATIONS AND MATHEMATICAL ANALYSES USED TO MEASURE THE TRAJECTORY OF VEGETATION CUT BY A ROTARY MOWER ARE DESCRIBED. THE COMPUTER ANALYSIS BASED ON DATA OBTAINED BY USING DIFFERENT BLADE LIFT ANGLES INDICATES THIS FACTOR TO BE THE MOST IMPORTANT SINGLE PARAMETER INFLUENCING PARTICLE TRAJECTORY. THE AUTHORS CLAIM THAT BY APPLYING THE TECHNIQUES DEVELOPED IN THIS STUDY IT MAY BE POSSIBLE FOR MANUFACTURERS TO IMPROVE DESIGN FOR MOWING EQUIPMENT REQUIRING LESS POWER, REDUCE OPERATIONAL HAZARDS, AND ELIMINATE THE WINDROWING CHARACTERISTICS OF CONVENTIONAL ROTARY MOWERS. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr, State-IHR-58
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Urbana, IL  USA  61801

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    Division of Highways, 2300 South Dirksen Parkway
    Springfield, IL  USA  62764
  • Authors:
    • Litherland, J W
    • Yoerger, R R
  • Publication Date: 1967-11

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00219233
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 2 1994 12:00AM