Agricultural Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications

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Agricultural Mechanics: Fundamentals & Applications continues to be the most widely used textbook for high school Agricultural Mechanics programs nationwide because of its student friendly layout and its comprehensive coverage. Topics covered range from welding to tool identification, from diesel engine maintenance to masonry. The units are presented in a logical, easy to follow format allowing students to comprehend concepts and apply them in hands on applications. 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. The new fifth edition has been updated throughout to address the changing technologies that help shape the world of agriculture.

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Dr. Ray V. Herren has been actively involved in agriculture for most of his life. He grew up on a diversified farm, where he played a major role in the production of livestock. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural education from Auburn University, a master's degree in agribusiness education from Alabama A & M, and a doctorate in vocational education (with an emphasis in agricultural education) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Herren has taught at Gaylesville High School in Alabama, Virginia Tech, Oregon State University, and the University of Georgia in Athens (UGA), where he retired as head of the Department of Agriculture Leadership, Education, and Communication. In addition to serving as National President in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) alumni organization, he has served on numerous committees from the local to international level, including a national task force to develop FFA programs for middle school and the national committee for career development events. His prolific scholarly activity includes 26 journal articles, 51 invited or refereed presentations, and 12 books and manuals. He has also earned several awards for his commitment to service, including induction into the Georgia Agricultural Teacher Hall of Fame and UGA's prestigious College of Education Outstanding Teaching Award.

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SECTION 1: EXPLORING CAREERS IN AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS. Unit 1: Mechanics in the World of Agriculture Unit 2: Career Options in Agricultural Mechanics SECTION 2: USING THE AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS SHOP. Unit 3: Shop Orientation and Procedures Unit 4: Personal Safety in Agricultural Mechanics Unit 5: Reducing Hazards in Agricultural Mechanics Unit 6: Shop Cleanup and Organization SECTION 3: HAND WOODWORKING AND METALWORKING. Unit 7: Hand Tools, Fasteners, and Hardware Unit 8: Layout Tools and Procedures Unit 9: Selecting, Cutting, and Shaping Wood Unit 10: Fastening Wood Unit 11: Finishing Wood Unit 12: Identifying, Marking, Cutting, and Bending Metal Unit 13: Fastening Metal SECTION 4: POWER TOOLS IN THE AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS SHOP. Unit 14: Portable Power Tools Unit 15: Woodworking with Power Machines Unit 16: Metalworking with Power Machines SECTION 5: PROJECT PLANNING. Unit 17: Sketching and Drawing Projects Unit 18: Figuring a Bill of Materials Unit 19: Selecting, Planning, and Building a Project SECTION 6: TOOL FITTING. Unit 20: Repairing and Reconditioning Tools Unit 21: Sharpening Tools SECTION 7: GAS HEATING, CUTTING, BRAZING, AND WELDING. Unit 22: Using Gas Welding Equipment Unit 23: Cutting with Oxyfuels and Other Gases Unit 24: Brazing and Welding with Oxyacetylene SECTION 8: ARC WELDING. Unit 25: Selecting and Using Arc Welding Equipment Unit 26: Arc Welding Mild Steel and GMAW/ GTAW Welding SECTION 9: PAINTING. Unit 27: Preparing Wood and Metal for Painting Unit 28: Selecting and Applying Wood Materials SECTION 10: SMALL GAS ENGINES. Unit 29: Fundamentals of Small Engines Unit 30: Small Engine Maintenance and Repair Unit 31: Diesel Engines and Tractor Maintenance SECTION 11: ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS. Unit 32: Electrical Principles and Wiring Materials Unit 33: Installing Branch Circuits Unit 34: Electronics in Agriculture Unit 35: Electronic Motors, Drives, and Controls SECTION 12: PLUMBING, HYDRAULIC, AND PNEUMATIC SYSTEMS. Unit 36: Plumbing Unit 37: Irrigation Technology Unit 38: Hydraulic, Pneumatic, and Robotic Power SECTION 13: CONCRETE AND MASONRY. Unit 39: Concrete and Masonry SECTION 14: AGRICULTURAL STRUCTURES. Unit 40: Planning and Constructing Agricultural Structures Unit 41: Aquaculture, Greenhouse, and Hydroponics Structures Unit 42: Fence Design and Construction Appendix A. Projects Appendix B. Data Tables Glossary. Index.

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