Section 3
Chapter 2,266

Tractor ballasting for fuel efficiency

Schumacher, L.G.; Tan, J.L.; Hires, W.G.

Paper American Society of Agricultural Engineers ( 91-1592): 8pp


ISSN/ISBN: 0149-9890
Accession: 002265024

Ballasting studies were conducted to demonstrate the time and energy savings possible with proper ballasting and to design a system that will maintain optimum tractive wheel slippage during soil cultivation. Water ballasting was used, with a 200 gallon water tank mounted on both the front and rear of the tractor, and a centrifugal 75 gallon/min water pump to transfer water from the rear to the front tank.

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