Nebraska team takes second at International Quarter-Scale Tractor competition
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln placed second overall in the Quarter-Scale Team competition and won the X-Team competition at the ASABE International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition, held May 28-30 in Peoria, Illinois.
The Quarter-Scale team also won the Safety Award and placed second in the design report and in the team presentation.
The X-Team also placed first in the design presentation and the written report and won one of the pulling events.
On Facebook, Roger Hoy, professor of biological systems engineering and director of the Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory, said the performance in the pulling events was, "no small feat as the team had to extract the transmission, rebuild it completely and reinstall it while pulling was going on after suffering a catastrophic gear failure during practice pulls – 18 of 21 teeth were sheared from one gear."