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ISBN-13 9781435451667ISBN-10 143545166X
ISBN-10 1435400976ISBN-13 9781435400979
Author(s): Herren
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Copyright year: © 2010 Pages: 832

AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS: FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS, 6th edition is designed for high school students learning agricultural mechanics. The text aims to connect the theory behind mechanics with the practical application. Topics covered are those common to most programs and include metal and career selection; wood and metal working; tool identification; project planning; cutting and welding; paints and paint application; power mechanics; electrical wiring; plumbing; hydraulics; concrete and masonry; and agricultural structures. Safety rules and precautions are prominent in every section of the units as well as an entire unit on personal safety. To engage the reader, Agricultural Mechanics Fundamentals and Applications, 6th edition is illustrated with up-to-date images that support text material. In addition, 36 charts and data tables are included to provide information for project planning and measurement conversions. The last section of the text is dedicated to detailed drawings of 58 complete plans that are designed for the skill levels students should acquire at the completion of their course of study in agricultural mechanics.