Front wheel-assist tractor ballasting analysis
Shell, L.R.; Batey, A.
Paper, American Society of Agricultural Engineers (87-1628): 21
A comprehensive series of field tests were conducted with a 78.85 p.t.o. kW front wheel assist (FWA) tractor pulling implements in representative soils. Tests involved 6 conditions of tractor mass, 5 conditions of ballast distribution (front-to-rear ratio), 3 conditions of soil type and 2 surface conditions (cultivated or non-cultivated). The field tests were designed to find the FWA tractor mass and ballast distribution that contributed to optimum fuel efficiency.