Agricultural Technical Systems and Mechanics

Agricultural Technical Systems and Mechanics


: 9780826936639

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Agricultural Technical Systems and Mechanics helps prepare individuals for the agricultural mechanics work environment through the application of problem-solving skills and a basic knowledge of agricultural machinery and equipment repair and maintenance. This well-illustrated textbook also presents the proper use of hand tools and power equipment, the construction and maintenance of agricultural structures and fencing, the operation of plumbing and irrigation systems, and the principles behind mechanical, electrical, solar, and wind power. The interactive DVD included with the book features learning tools that reinforce and enhance content knowledge and skills.

Agricultural Technical Systems and Mechanics addresses the primary knowledge and skills required for success in the Power, Structural and Technical Systems (PST) career pathway as identified in the National Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) Career Cluster Standards. Technical knowledge and skills as well as communication, teamwork, and leadership skills enable individuals to participate in the FFA® agricultural mechanics career development event (CDE).

  • Working In the Agricultural Industry
  • Safety and Health
  • Hand Tools
  • Portable Power Tools
  • Stationary Power Tools
  • Materials
  • Fasteners
  • Project Planning
  • Surveying
  • Concrete Principles
  • Concrete Placement and Finishing
  • Masonry
  • Agricultural Building Methods and Structures
  • Building and Energy Efficiency
  • Fencing
  • Plumbing
  • Irrigation
  • Electrical Principles
  • Electrical Components and Equipment
  • Electrical Distribution Systems and Control Circuits
  • Welding Fundamentals
  • Oxyfuel Welding and Joining
  • Arc Welding and Plasma Arc Cutting
  • Weld Testing and Joining Processes
  • Work, Power, and Torque Principles
  • Agricultural Equipment and Maintenance
  • Engines and Mobile Power Equipment
  • Sustainable Energy Resources

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