Fuel consumption figures come as a huge

Ashcroft, Geoff
July 2006
Farmers Weekly;7/7/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 1, p64
Trade Publication
The article discusses the fuel economy of a tractor, especially when used as a haulage unit, based on the results of a tractor and trailer test. A group of 200 horsepower tractors using a part-loaded 14 ton trailer consistently returned between 3.17 and 3.96 miles per gallon (mpg). The 3220 Fastrac tractor from JCB consumes 3.96mpg. The fuel consumption of a typical 44-tonner such as the Mercedes Actros 2543 is 7.2mpg.


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