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Diesel Fuel Consumption during Tractor Operations
Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports
  • H. Mark Hanna, Iowa State University
  • Dana Schweitzer, Iowa State University
Farm
Western Research and Demonstration Farm
Extension Number
RFR A1475
Publication Date
1-1-2015
Abstract

Direct energy expenses (diesel, gasoline, propane, electricity) total more than $1 billion annually for Iowa’s farmers. Day-to-day farm management techniques such as adjusting tractor gear and throttle settings, making use of front-wheel-drive, and other strategies can reduce diesel fuel consumption for row crop production and general tractor operations. This study is being conducted over multiple years to measure the effects of energy management techniques on tractor fuel consumption during field operations.

Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
H. Mark Hanna and Dana Schweitzer. "Diesel Fuel Consumption during Tractor Operations" (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark_hanna/119/