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Components load spectra in the hydrostatic traction drive of combine harvesters

  • Steffen Häberle
  • Stefan Böttinger
  • Steffen Mutschler
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Hydrostatic traction drives of combine harvesters are often not in the focus of optimisation, because for the purchase decision of customers other factors are more important. However, a drive specially developed for the machine use offers energy savings potentials, which are currently partly unused. Consequently, representative load spectra are required, but these can only be measured in the short harvesting periods. Therefore, a method for the calculation of predictive component load spectra was developed at the Institute of Agricultural Engineering of the University of Hohenheim.

1 Motivation

The load and power distribution [1] and the optimisation of harvester drives [2] are key research topics at the Institute of Agricultural Engineering of the University of Hohenheim. For the analysis of the power distribution in the combine harvester, two test machines have been equipped with measuring technology since 2011. Especially for the hydrostatic traction drive, measurements from over...



The Institute of Agricultural Engineering of the University of Hohenheim would like to thank the Claas Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH for the support and provision of a test combine harvester.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steffen Häberle
    • 1
  • Stefan Böttinger
    • 1
  • Steffen Mutschler
    • 2
  1. 1.University of HohenheimGermany
  2. 2.Bosch Rexroth AGElchingenGermany

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