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Front wheel-assist tractor ballasting analysis

Shell, L.R.; Batey, A.

Paper, American Society of Agricultural Engineers (87-1628): 21

1987


ISSN/ISBN: 0149-9890
Accession: 001599790

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.

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