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The Nebraska Tractor Testing law goes back to 1919 when the Nebraska State Senator Charles Warner to help establish the law, requiring the state of Nebraska to test all tractors to be sold within the state to ensure that their performance lived up to advertised claims.

The tests are conducted by the University of Nebraska on a custom built site that has recently been upgraded.

The Law required manufacturers to publish all (or non) of the results of a test and not just pick good items out so a fairer comparison can be made.

  • Test summary reports are published annually - summary tables - down loadable PDF
  • Test reports post 1999 on line - Test reports - in PDFs files

Begining of testingEdit

The Waterloo Boy tractor was the first to successfully complete the testing process in 1920.3

The Tests conductedEdit

They tested the performance of a range of features on the tractors including;

  1. Power (at the engine and drawbar)
  2. Fuel consumption (often used to claim costs lower running costs than a horse in early sales literature).
  3. Efficiency
  4. The work rates.

List of tractors testedEdit

This list is summarise the results and link to the relevant tractors article which should also link here. (infobox tractor contains an item for the test number which if filled in will link here)

test results summary[1]
Date of test Test no Tractor model No. Transmision Drive
2 or 4 wd
make Engine power Drawbar power Fuel type
(consumption)
Notes
1920 1 Waterloo Boy N, 12-25 Manual 2WD Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company 25 15 K - First tractor to be certified under the scheme
1920 2 tractor model ? trans drive type Make ? power ? power ? Fuel Withdrawn
1920 3 Case 10-18 MAN 2WD J.I. Case 18 11 K
1920 4 Case 15-27 MAN 2WD J.I. Case 31 21 K
1920 5 Case 22-40 MAN 2WD J.I. Case 49 31 K
1920 6 Case 10-20 MAN see remark J.I. Case 22 15 K 3 wheels (1 driven)
1920 7 Case 20-40 MAN 2WD J.I. Case 42 24 K
1920 8 Rumely Oil Pull E30-60 MAN 2WD Advance-Rumely 75 49 K
1920 9 Rumely Oil Pull H16-30 MAN 2WD Advance-Rumely 33 22 K
1920 10 Rumely Oil Pull K12-20 MAN 2WD Advance-Rumely 25 15 K
1920 11 Rumely Oil Pull G20-40 MAN 2WD Advance-Rumely 46 30 K
1920 12 Huber 12-25 MAN 2WD Huber 25 16 K Light Four
1920 13 Minneapolis 12-25 MAN 2WD Minneapolis Threshing Co. 26 16 K
1920 14 Minneapolis 22-44 MAN 2WD Minneapolis Threshing Co. 46 33 K
Nos-15 to 166 to add
1929 167 Case C, 17-27 MAN 2WD J.I. Case 29 21 K
1929 168 Huber 20-36 MAN 2WD Huber 42 29 G Light Four
1929 169 Case CC MAN 2WD J.I. Case 28 22 K
1929 170 Allis-Chalmers U United MAN 2WD Allis-Chalmers 35 25 G
1929 171 Monarch 35-30 MAN Crawler Monarch Tractor Co. 40 G
1929 172 Withdrawn - - - - - -
1930s
1930 173
1940s
1940 ? 345 International TD-6 MAN Crawler IH 35 28 D
1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s
Post 2000 machines
Date ? Test no. tractor model ? Transmision Drive Make Belt power ? Drawbar power ? Fuel ? notes

See alsoEdit

References / sources Edit

  1. www.Tractortestlab.unl.edu Summary test data pdf

Further readingEdit

  • University of Nebraska results list
  • Nebraska test results published by manufactures
  • Magazine articles on individual models listed

External linksEdit