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Adaptive mild hybrid powertrain for four-wheel driven tractors

Adaptive mild hybrid powertrain for four-wheel driven tractors C OVER STORY P O W E R TR AI N 8 Adaptive Mild Hybrid Powertrain for Four-wheel Driven Tractors In modern tractors, factors such as driving comfort, operating costs and safety play an important role for tractors with a rigid connection between the front and rear axles. T hese requirements are difficult to achieve with all-wheel drive tractors with a rigid connection between the front and rear axles. At John Deere, therefore, the use of an adaptive front-wheel drive was investigated. W ith his help a variable flow control between the driven axles can be achieved. T his increases the performance of the vehicle in cornering by uncouple the mechanical connection between the front and rear axle. I n addition, the usual hybrid functions can be realised to increase the overall performance of the vehicle. AU T H OR become more and more important without neglecting the vehicles traction. Until now, the typical approach to allow more versatility and control in the driveline would mean the use of electric or hydrau- lic wheel drives but they typically have a negative impact on the efficiency of the Thomas Woopen, M. Sc. system. An efficient mechanical only solu- was at the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ATZoffhighway worldwide Springer Journals

Adaptive mild hybrid powertrain for four-wheel driven tractors

ATZoffhighway worldwide , Volume 10 (2) – Jun 1, 2017

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
Subject
Engineering; Automotive Engineering
eISSN
2366-1097
DOI
10.1007/s41321-017-0021-8
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Abstract

C OVER STORY P O W E R TR AI N 8 Adaptive Mild Hybrid Powertrain for Four-wheel Driven Tractors In modern tractors, factors such as driving comfort, operating costs and safety play an important role for tractors with a rigid connection between the front and rear axles. T hese requirements are difficult to achieve with all-wheel drive tractors with a rigid connection between the front and rear axles. At John Deere, therefore, the use of an adaptive front-wheel drive was investigated. W ith his help a variable flow control between the driven axles can be achieved. T his increases the performance of the vehicle in cornering by uncouple the mechanical connection between the front and rear axle. I n addition, the usual hybrid functions can be realised to increase the overall performance of the vehicle. AU T H OR become more and more important without neglecting the vehicles traction. Until now, the typical approach to allow more versatility and control in the driveline would mean the use of electric or hydrau- lic wheel drives but they typically have a negative impact on the efficiency of the Thomas Woopen, M. Sc. system. An efficient mechanical only solu- was at the

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ATZoffhighway worldwideSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 1, 2017

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