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Human strength in the operation of tractor pedals

Human strength in the operation of tractor pedals

Ergonomics 25(1): 53-63

Research to aid the international standardization of the position of controls in agricultural vehicles was carried out. An interactive computer programme which generates and plots workspace envelopes was developed. Eight males and eight females took part in an experimental investigation of isometric strength in thrusting against a pedal. A device which measured the force component exerted in a direction normal to the pedal surface was constructed. A range of experimental conditions was explored covering all possibilities for an instep operated pedal. The results showed that the greatest force was exerted in the upper furthest pedal location. Design recommendations are made.

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PMID: 7128559

DOI: 10.1080/00140138208924926

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