Performance and emission of pollutants of an agricultural engine with two-power take-off settings
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Farming operations are usually performed implements driven by a power take-off (PTO) from tractors. Some manufacturers offer PTO settings named as economic (540E). Such configuration drives implements at lower tractor’s engine rotation, thus providing lower fuel consumption. An engine performance using standard (540) or 540E settings are different and poorly studied. The amounts of pollutants emitted by engines vary mainly with the applied load and rotation. The aim of this study was to compare the performance and exhaust emissions of a farming tractor engine under different PTO loads, using both standard (540) and 540E settings. Specific fuel consumption using 540E was an average 14.7% less than the standard setting. However, 540E promoted increasing levels of gas opacity, CO, CO2, NOx, and HC for the highest PTO power demands.
CitationSchlosser, J., de Farias, M., Estrada, J., dos Santos, G., Gil, E. Performance and emission of pollutants of an agricultural engine with two-power take-off settings. "Engenharia Agricola", 1 Març 2017, vol. 37, núm. 2, p. 277-285.