Ergonomic Evaluation of The Control Layouts of Horticulture Type Tractors Manufactured in Turkey

Caglar A., SÜMER S. K.

KSU TARIM VE DOGA DERGISI-KSU JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURE, vol.22, no.6, pp.872-885, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.18016/
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.872-885


Objective of this research was to determine the compliance of horticulture type tractors produced in Turkey in terms of their standard sizes and ergonomics. Standards of TS ISO 4253 and TS 10279 EN ISO 5353 were used in the measurements. in order to determine the compliance of the control elements with the related standards.. In addition, according to the ergonomic approach and the limits introduced by various researchers, the control elements of tractors were also evaluated for ease of use. Results indicated that, the compliance of the control elements of the selected horticulture type tractors to the relevant standards varied between 36.8% and 78.9% and that the compliance with the recommended ergonomic limits was between 75.0% and 92.9%. The hazards encountered in tractors and the level of ergonomic risk factors can be reduced to an acceptable level with some compulsory applications (standards and regulations) or with precautions to be taken during the design stage of tractors. However, due to the fact that the relevant standard for this purpose includes all types of tractors, in the case of small sized horticulture tractors, various non-conformities in terms of ergonomics and safety were determined. It c was concluded that the relevant standard should be re-examined for horticulture type tractors.