Collings, Andrew
April 2003
Farmers Weekly;4/4/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 13, p19
Trade Publication
For most farmers and contractors, power output is one of the key factors to consider when choosing a new tractor. But the horsepower figures quoted by manufacturers are difficult to interpret. Increasing standardisation over the way tractor power is measured and presented should make it easier for customers to compare the power output figures for different makes and models but the situation is still confusing. Horsepower readings from a test carried out with the cooling fan either not working or just idling, for example, will be different from one with it working normally due to the energy used to turn the fan.


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