Tractor frames are made from various materials, but the most common material is steel.
The steel used is usually a flat piece of steel, ranging in thickness from 1/8" to 3/16", that is rolled over to form a C-shaped beam running the length of the frame. The frame is built very strong to bear the heavy loads and shocks received while working on farms.
In order to reduce failure or fractures in the frame, high-strength materials are used. Some companies use cast aluminum for smaller models, but most tractors are made from cast iron or steel.
A tractor frame comprises a pair of left and right cranked side frame elements disposed in parallel, and each of the cranked side frame elements includes a web.
Over time, the design of tractor frames has evolved to become stronger and more efficient.
Here are some ways in which tractor frames have changed over the years...
Earlier tractor frames were heavier and less efficient than lighter designs. However, as technology advanced, tractor frames became lighter and more efficient.
Most farm tractors through the middle of the 20th century used a pressed steel frame chassis as a supporting part of the tractor. Nowadays, high-strength materials are used to reduce failure or fractures in the frame.
The classic farm tractor is a simple open vehicle, with two very large driving wheels on an axle below a single seat. However, modern tractors have more advanced features such as GPS, air conditioning, and automatic steering.
Tractor frames are now built very strong to bear the heavy loads and shocks received while working on farms. The steel used is usually a flat piece of steel, ranging in thickness from 1/8" to 3/16", that is rolled over to form a C-shaped beam running the length of the frame.
Overall, the design of tractor frames has evolved to become stronger, lighter, and more efficient over time.
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