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Document ID (ISN)108407
CIS number 08-972
ISSN - Serial title 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mehta C.R., Gite L.P., Pharade S.C., Majumder J., Pandey M.M.
Title Review of anthropometric considerations for tractor seat design
Bibliographic information May-June 2008, Vol.38, No.5-6, p.546-554. Illus. 46 ref.
Abstract This article reviews the existing information on the tractor seat design that considers anthropometric and biomechanical factors. The anthropometric dimensions of agricultural workers need to be taken into consideration for design of seat height, seat pan width, seat pan length, seat backrest width and seat backrest height of tractors. Based on anthropometric data of 5434 Indian male agricultural workers, the seat dimensions recommended for tractor operator's comfort were as follows: seat height of 380mm; seat pan width 420-450mm; seat backrest width 380-400mm (bottom) and 270-290mm (top): seat pan length 370▒10mm, seat pan tilt of 5-7░ backward and seat backrest height of 350mm.
Descriptors (primary) anthropometry; tractors; design of equipment; agriculture; drivers seats
Descriptors (secondary) India; body mechanics; sitting posture
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIndia
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Road transportation