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A tractor has 1.6 m rear wheel diameter. If the e gear ratio of final drive and differential gear is 5:1 and 4:1 respectively calculate forward speed of tractor in kilometre per hour.

(a) 5.53

(b) 7.48

(c) 6.53

(d) 8.48

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The origin of the question is Mechanical Power Transmission topic in chapter Mechanical Power Transmission of Farm Machinery

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Right choice is (a) 5.53

The explanation is: \(\frac{Ne}{Nr} \) = Gear box reduction*Gear ratio of final drive*Gear ratio of differential gear

\(\frac{1100}{Nr}=\frac{3}{1}*\frac{5}{1}*\frac{4}{1} \)

Nr=\(\frac{1100}{3*5*4}\) = 18.33 rpm

Forward speed of tractor = \(\frac{π*1.6*18.33}{60}\) = 5.53 kmph.

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