What is tractor?

  • (noun): A wheeled vehicle with large wheels; used in farming and other applications.
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A tractor is an engineering vehicle specifically designed to deliver a high tractive effort (or torque) at slow speeds, for the purposes of hauling a trailer or machinery used in agriculture or construction. Most commonly, the term is used to describe a farm vehicle that provides the power and traction to mechanize agricultural tasks, especially (and originally) tillage, but nowadays a great variety of tasks. Agricultural implements may be towed behind or mounted on the tractor, and the tractor may also provide a source of power if the implement is mechanised.

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Steelfab - History
... This machine mounted on the rear of tractors ... The 800 diggers used the tractor hydraulics to power the digger although a pump system powered by the tractor PTO was offered as an option ... The 900 digger incorporated a pump system run from the tractor PTO as part of its design ...
List Of U.S. Military Vehicles By Supply Catalog Designation - G1 To G99
... are- 1 April 4 ... April 26 ... April 7 ... December 1941? G002 M1917 artillery tractor, 5-Ton, Benjamin Holt G003 M1917 artillery tractor, 10-Ton, Benjamin Holt G004 M1918 Trailer 3" field gun, 3-inch ... FT-17 G013 MK-VIII Tank, Tank Mark VIII G014 M1 cross country car G015 M1 Light Ordnance Tractor Caterpillar Inc ... G021 M1 medium tractor, Caterpillar Inc ...
... A subsoiler or mole plough is a tractor mounted implement used to loosen and break up soil at depths below the level of a traditional disk harrow or rototiller ... Most tractor mounted cultivation tools will break up and turn over surface soil to a depth of 6" to 8" while a subsoiler will break up and loosen soil to twice those depths ... Typically a subsoiler mounted to a Compact Utility Tractor will reach depths of about 12" and typically have only one thin blade with a sharpened tip ...
Tractor - Manufacturers
... See List of tractor manufacturers See List of former tractor manufacturers In addition to commercial manufacturers, the Open Source Ecology group has developed several working prototypes of an ... a full set of blueprints and manufacturing instructions to build their own tractors (assuming they have the necessary tools and equipment) under the open source license, the do-it-yourself tractors ...
M6 Tractor
... The M6 High-Speed Tractor was an artillery tractor used by the US Army in World War II to tow heavy artillery pieces such as 8 inch Gun M1 and 240 mm Howitzer M1 ...

More definitions of "tractor":

  • (noun): A truck that has a cab but no body; used for pulling large trailers or vans.