- John Deere named one of the best global brands
- John Deere Iowa factory celebrates its 100th anniversary
- John Deere encourages children to carry on the tradition of farm life
- University expansion gives John Deere the chance to gain a new facility
- Illinois students become familiar with the most up-to-speed farming equipment
- A tractor museum in North Dakota features unique John Deere tractors
- John Deere antique clock keeps tabs on the company's dedication to farm life
- High school agriculture students get a sample of groundbreaking equipment
- John Deere plays its part in Perryville's Old Timers' Day event
- Renovations are being performed in Moline to maintain the John Deere heritage
New study gives farmers tips to improve tractor efficiency
Posted by Green Fun Store on 2/22/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Dana Petersen, the program coordinator at ISU Extension with ISU Farm Energy, said the price of oil is forecast to rise this year and farmers can save money by making small changes to their tractors. "Fuel prices are already trending upward this year," she said. "Making time for maintenance now not only will enhance your immediate fuel savings, but also will prepare your tractors for spring field work."
ISU's study, entitled "Tractor Maintenance to Conserve Energy," gives farmers tips on ensuring tractors and other farm equipment are running at their highest level of efficiency. One of the tips, for example, shows farmers how to improve fuel consumption rates through air filter replacements, while another one tells equipment operators the best fuel choices for specific models.
Mark Hanna, an agricultural engineer at the school, affirmed that "research shows that the simple act of replacing a tractor's fuel and air filters results in an immediate 3.5 percent increase in engine power output." The research paper's authors said they hope the study will help farmers to cut their energy use and improve profitability - all while minimizing costs.