Course code LauZ4258

Credit points 3

Agricultural Machinery I

Total Hours in Course120

Number of hours for lectures24

Number of hours for laboratory classes24

Independent study hours72

Date of course confirmation14.02.2017

Responsible UnitInstitute of Agricultural Machinery

Course developers

author prof.

Kaspars Vārtukapteinis

Dr. sc. ing.

author prof.

Jānis Palabinskis

Dr. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

LauZ2038, Basics in Agronomy I

LauZ4066, Hydraulics and Hidraulic Drive I

Course abstract

Environment and object of the work of agricultural machinery: soil, stalked, liquid, pouring, absorbent, biologically active, chemically aggressive materials. Technologies of agricultural operations: regimes, energetic and costs. Conditioning and storing of plant production. Constructions of machinery: agritechnical requirements, technological parameters, technological and kinematic scheme.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Knowledge of agricultural machines, their construction, operation and control.
• Skills to apply knowledge in practical use of machines.
• Competence of agricultural machinery evaluation, selection and usage

Compulsory reading

1. Kažotnieks J. Arkli. Rīga: b.i., 2006. 27 lpp.
2. Pinnis U. Kultivatori un dziļirdinātāji. Ulbroka: Alfa Lukss, 2006. 56 lpp.
3. Palabinskis J. Organisko mēslu izkliedētāji. Jelgava, 2004. 64 lpp.
4. Pinnis U. Minerālmēslu izkliedētāji. Ulbroka: Madonas Poligrāfists, 2003. 24 lpp.

Further reading

1. Kažotnieks J. Arkli un aršana. Ozolnieki: LLKC, 1998. 32 lpp.
2. Kažotnieks J. Smidzinātāji. Rīgas, 2006. 32 lpp.
3. Kažotnieks J. Sējmašīnas. LLKC, Ozolnieki, 2006. 26 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Landtechnik-Agricultural Engineering (Pieejams:
2. Agro Tops. Rīga: Aģentūra Agro apgāds. ISSN 1407-5164.
3. Saimnieks LV. Rīga: TEE BIO, 2004- ISSN 1691-1598. Pieejams: