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Borges P.H.M.,UFMT Cuiaba MT | Bianchini A.,UFMT Cuiaba MT | Maia J.C.S.,UFMT Cuiaba MT | Fernandes H.C.,UFV Vicosa MG | Mendoza Z.M.S.H.,UFMT Cuiaba MT
Engenharia Agricola | Year: 2014

In this study, empirical models were developed to determine the tensile force demanded by disc plows, harrows and planters fertilizers, as function of soil mechanical resistance to penetration. The mean of the referred resistance was determined until 25, 35 and 15 cm depths, according to the regulations for the disc plow, springs harrow and fertilizer seeder. The adjustment was verified based on the coefficient of determination, dispersion graphics, residual analysis and t test (Student). It was confirm the normality of the residuals and to establish intervals of confidence with 95% of probability. The estimated and experimentally obtained values did not differ significantly. It was concluded that the associated exponential functions presented appropriate precision and reliability to predict the traction force being considered the soil mechanical resistance to penetration and that the models can be a useful tool for planning and management of mechanized farming operations in soils with texture similar to those of this research.

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