1977 - Volume #1, Issue #1, Page #04[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Unbiased Comparison of Tractors, CombinesOne of the best unbiased comparisons of latest new tractors, combines and forage harvester we've seen is a reference guide compiled by Pierce Fulkerson, Kentucky farm implement dealer.
Called "Tractor Comparisons ù 1977", it lists performance data comparisons ù including fuel efficiency ratings ù on about 80 untested farm tractors, and close to 100 models tested at the Nebraska Tractor Testing Station.
Fulkerson notes that, as a dealer, he used to spend many hours searching for information on what he had to sell and what competition offered. His guide pulls it all together for quick, easy reference.
"Our fuel economy figures, derived from the Nebraska Tractor Tests, reflect actual gallons per hour at 75% maximum drawbar load. Since it is not recommended that tractors be subjected to continuous maximum load in actual operation, we feel the 75% figure is most meaningful."
A Buyer's Guide section explains pros and cons of such features as wet and dry sleeves, turbochargers, closed vs. open center hydraulics, and other features.
Cost of the 56-page guide is $5. Write to: FARM SHOW Followup, Tractor Comparisons, Box 117, Sonora, Kty. 42776. (ph, 502 369-2201).
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