The course aims to provide an appropriate knowledge of agricultural machinery, for what concerns tractors, implements and self-propelled machines, going deep on the coupling optimization and sustainability of their use. In detail, the main goal is to acquire a good general knowledge of the manufacturing characteristics and of the running of tractors and implements (included the self-propelled machines), with reference to the main productive chains of the national context. A detailed focus will be paid to the study and evaluation of the environmental impacts of machinery, as well as to the operator's safety and well-being.
Expected learning outcomes
The student acquires theoretical and practical knowledge (thanks to exercises and technical visits), allowing him to define the most efficient farm machines set, also taking into account their efficiency, the environmental impact and the health of the operators involved. In detail, the student will be able to recognize tractors and implements (carried, towed and self-propelled), their most efficient running and use, sizing them in view of the most suitable working combinations, in relation to the parameters considered time to time.
Lesson period: Second semester
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)