No Stopping Tractors with Shift-on-Fly Hydraulic Drive (.PDF Download)

High-end agricultural tractors commonly are equipped with power-shift transmissions or hydromechanical power-split gearboxes to optimize speed, power, and fuel efficiency for the specific task at hand. Tractors smaller than 70 hp, widely used by vegetable and fruit growers or landscapers, often are equipped with either mechanical transmissions or hydrostatic transmissions with medium-pressure axial-piston pumps.

Although the hydrostatic transmissions use a variable-displacement pump,

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