¼-scale Tractor Competition

Published on: 15:08PM Apr 24, 2009
The word downsize doesn’t resonate positively in today’s headlines, but students of ag engineering are just fine with their downsized projects–in the form of ¼-scale tractors. The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) is sponsoring its 12th Annual International Quarter-Scale Tractor Design Competition.
Student teams have designed and built their utility or recreational pulling tractor for the competition, which will take place in May in Peoria, Il. For more click here. The tractors display and the pulling competition are open to the public.
To pick a top award winner, a panel of industry experts will judge each design for innovation, maneuverability, sound level, serviceability, ergonomics, safety and manufacturability. In the 2008 competition the team from Kansas State University brought home the top prize for the 7th time, so we’ll see if the Wildcats can make it a back-to-back winning streak.