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Basic Hydraulic Theory
AG HYDRAULICS
CLASS CODE: AGSYS 360 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: A study of the fundamental principles governing the transmission and control of fluid power hydraulics.
TAUGHT: Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: The study of hydraulics pertaining to farm power machinery has never been more important than it is today. Agriculture equipment has some of the most complex hydraulic uses today. Hydraulics are used in power steering, power brakes, remote controls, three point hitches, hydraulic clutches, loader brackets, transmissions, electronic/hydraulic controls, motors, etc. Almost all pieces of equipment today incorporate hydraulics. Today, a knowledge of hydraulics is a must if power machinery is going to be managed, serviced, and repaired efficiently.
* Safety.
* Principles of hydraulics, application, operation, inspection, testing, servicing, and repair of hydraulics as it relates to agriculture machinery.
* Pumps, valves, cylinders, motors, accumulators, filters, lines, couplers, seals and fluids.
* General maintenance, diagnosis and testing.
* Trouble shooting.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Obtain a BYU-Idaho driving permit.
2. Understand the safety of agriculture machinery.
3. Explain the basic properties of hydraulics and how a basic hydraulic system works.
4. Define and describe the main types of hydraulics.
5. Identify the various types of hydraulic valves and cylinders.
6. Explain the basic design of hydraulic motors and how and when they are used.
7. Idenitify and explain the functions of accumulators, filters, oil conditioners, seals and fluid.
REQUIREMENTS: A BYU-Idaho driving permit is required before students are allowed to operate University agricultural machinery.
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001