DYNAMIC LOADS OF WHOLE OPERATOR’S BODY ORIGINATING FROM THE WORK OF TRACTOR MOWER SET
- 1 Industrial Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Poznań, Poland
Many people are exposed to whole-body vibration (WBV) in their occupational lives especially drivers of vehicles such as tractor and trucks. The vibration-induced injuries or disorders in a substructure of human system are primarily associated with the vibration power absorption distributed in that substructure. Absorbed power is defined as the power dissipated in a mechanical system as a result of an applied force. The article presents the results of dynamic load analysis of the tractor mower set. The amount of absorbed power by the tractor’s operator, based on physical models have been calcu- lated, as a function of operating speed of tractor mower set.