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Predicting Tractor Fuel Consumption

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Paper number  031107,  2003 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.13732) @2003
Authors:   Robert “Bobby” Grisso, Michael F. Kocher, David H. Vaughan
Keywords:   Fuel consumption, standardized tests, ASAE Standards, machinery management, tractors, Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory

During the past 20 years of tractor testing, improved fuel efficiency from Nebraska Tractor Testing Laboratory (NTTL) reports was shown. A 4.8% decrease of average annual specific volumetric fuel consumption for the data used in the ASAE Standards was estimated. Using fuel consumption and power data from the NTTL reports, new equations for fuel consumption were established that predict fuel consumption for diesel engines during full and partial loads and under conditions when engine speeds are reduced from full throttle.

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