Common Abbreviations/Acronym’s Used in the Tractor World

Here is a list of very common abbreviations/acronym’s you will see often posted here on Mechanical geek in reference to tractors, implements and hydraulics. so do check it out ! A tractor is an engineering vehicle specifically designed to deliver a high tractive effort (or torque) at slow speeds, for the purposes of hauling a trailer or machinery used in agriculture or construction. Most commonly, the term is used to describe a farm vehicle that provides the power and traction to mechanize agricultural tasks, especially (and originally) tillage, but nowadays a great variety of tasks. Agricultural implements may be towed behind or mounted on the tractor, and the tractor may also provide a source of power if the implement is mechanised.

Common Abbreviations/Acronym's Used in the Tractor World

General Tractor Related

3PH = Three Point Hitch
4WD = 4 wheel Drive
AC = Air Conditioning
ALT = Alternator
AWS = All Wheel Steer
BB = Ballast Box or Box Blade
BH = Backhoe or Brushhog
CAB = Factory Cab Equipped
CARB = California Air Resources Board
CUT = Compact Utility Tractor
EROPS = Enclosed Roll Over Protection Structure
FEL = Front End Loader
FOPS = Falling Object Protection Structure
FSM = Factory Service Manual
GEN = Generator
ISO = International Standards Organization
JDQA = John Deere Quick Attach
LR = Landscape Rake
MFWD = Mechanical Front Wheel Drive
MMM = Mid Mount Mower
MOD = Mulch On Demand
MSDS = Material Saftey Data Sheet
NSL = Non-Self Leveling (Loader)
OS = Open Station (not equipped with a cab)
OM = Operator’s Manual
PC = Parts Catalog
PHD = Post Hole Digger
PS = Power Steering
PTO = Power Take Off
QA = Quick Attach
QH = Quick Hitch
RB = Rear Blade
RC = Rotary Cutter
RFM = Rear Finish Mower
RIO = Reverse Implement Operation
ROD = Rate Of Drop Valve, used to control the lowering speed of the 3PH
ROPS = Roll Over Protection Structure
SCUT = Sub-Compact Utility Tractor
SL = Self Leveling (Loader)
SM = Service Manual
SSL = Skid Steer Loader, AKA “Bobcat”
SSQA = Skid Steer Quick Attach
TDCM = Time Delay Control Module
TLB=Tractor-Loader-Backhoe
TnT = Top and Tilt (for 3-point equipment)
TM = Technical Manual
TPH = Three Point Hitch
TSB = Technical Service Bulletin
WW = Wheel Weights
ZTR = Zero Turn Radius Mower

Hydraulic Related

BSPP = British Standard Pipe Parallel
CC = Closed Center
CRV = Cross-over Relief Valve/Cushion Valve
DA = Double or Dual Acting
DSCV = Dual Selective Control Valve
EHV = Electric over Hydraulic Valve
GPM = Gallons Per Minute
JIC = Joint Industry Conference Standard (hydraulic fitting)
NPT = National Pipe Thread (hydraulic fitting)
OC = Open Center
ORB = O-ring Boss (hydraulic fitting)
ORFS = O-ring Face Seal (hydraulic fitting)
PB = Power Beyond (Sometimes also BYD)
PRV = Pressure Relief Valve
PSI = Pounds per Square Inch
QC = Quick Coupling (or maybe Quick Connect) (Hydraulic Hose)
QD = Quick Disconnect (Hydraulic Hose
SCV = Selective Control Valve
SA = Single Acting

About Tractor

The first powered farm implements in the early 19th century were portable engines – steam engines on wheels that could be used to drive mechanical farm machinery by way of a flexible belt. Richard Trevithick designed the first ‘semi-portable’ stationary steam engine for agricultural use, known as a “barn engine” in 1812, and it was used to drive a corn threshing machine.[4] The truly portable engine was invented in 1893 by William Tuxford of Boston, Lincolnshire who started manufacture of an engine built around a locomotive-style boiler with horizontal smoke tubes. A large flywheel was mounted on the crankshaft, and a stout leather belt was used to transfer the drive to the equipment being driven. In the 1850s, John Fowler used a Clayton & Shuttleworth portable engine to drive apparatus in the first public demonstrations of the application of cable haulage to cultivation.

reference – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tractor

Best Tractor Manufacturer list

  1. Mahindra.
  2. Tractors And Farm Equipments Limited (TAFE)
  3. Escorts Agri Machinery.
  4. Sonalika International.
  5. John Deere.
  6. New Holland.
  7. HMT Limited.
  8. Balwan Tractors
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