This newly expanded fourth edition text offers the latest information in the field of agricultural mechanics, providing instruction on basic mechanical skills and applications, as well as career opportunities for students in high school and post-secondary programs. Topics covered range from tool identification and maintenance, small engines, electricity, and electronics, to construction and masonry. The units are presented in a logical, easy to read and follow format, allowing students to comprehend concepts and apply them to laboratory settings. Objectives and competencies to be developed are included in each section, along with a list of new terms, a materials list, student activities, and self-evaluations. This edition is vividly illustrated with the most current full color photos, charts, and diagrams, to help students reinforce their understanding of the book's fluid movement between the principles and application of agricultural mechanics.(agriculture, agriscience, arc welding, woodworking, welding, plumbing, agricultural structures, agricultural mechanics)
Table of Contents
Section 1: Exploring Careers in Agricultural Mechanics.
Section 2: Using the Agricultural Mechanics Shop.
Section 3: Hand Woodworking and Metalworking.
Section 4: Power Tools in the Agricultural Mechanics Shop.
Section 5: Project Planning.
Section 6: Tool Fitting.
Section 7: Gas Heating, Cutting, Brazing, and Welding.
Section 8: Arc Welding.
Section 9: Painting.
Section 10: Small Gas Engines.
Section 11: Electricity and Electronics.
Section 12: Plumbing, Hydraulic, and Pneumatic Systems.
Section 13: Concrete and Masonry.
Section 14: Agricultural Structures.