Competing Hydraulics Work Together in Tractors

Researchers at Purdue University are working to propel the agricultural industry with advances in hydraulic systems optimization.

“Fluid power is everywhere,” said Andrea Vacca, Purdue’s Maha Fluid Power Faculty Chair . “It’s used in airplanes, in cars, and in all kinds of heavy equipment. A tractor is an example of a vehicle that uses fluid power to actuate everything from the steering and propulsion, to powering the implements it pulls behind it.”