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Document ID (ISN)50176
CIS number 88-1371
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brennan R.B.
Title Trencher operator seating position
Bibliographic information June 1987, Vol.18, No.2, P.95-102. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract A comparison of 2 different styles of operator position in a trencher were compared using biomechanical principles and a field survey. A major postural difference between the 2 styles is the amount of time spent by the operators looking to the rear of their seated position. This was confirmed by a simple experiment. The style of position used in the skid steer type of trencher, facing the working tool, was found to be significantly better than the traditional fore-aft tractor style configuration.
Descriptors (primary) trenching and excavating; earthmoving equipment; drivers seats
Descriptors (secondary) ergonomic evaluation; work posture
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Trenching and excavating