A recent case study at the Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm looked at techniques such as shifting to a higher gear and pulling back on the tractor's throttle as a way to reduce fuel consumption on Iowa farms.
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H. Mark Hanna and Dana D. Schweitzer. "Farm Energy: Case Studies—Tractor fuel consumption at Nashua" Ames, IA(2014)
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