Date

5-2016

Degree Name

BS in BioResource and Agricultural Engineering

Department

BioResource and Agricultural Engineering Department

Advisor(s)

Mark A. Zohns

Abstract

This senior project discusses the design of a folding 15 ft. wide leveler for orchard use. This design utilized a category 2 three-point hitch to connect the implement to a tractor. The folding mechanism uses the tractors hydraulic system to actuate the folding movement using hydraulic cylinders. The blades, when wings in operational position, are rigid with one another after some assembly. When the implement is folded the width is reduced to nine feet.