Date of this Version


Document Type



Chase, L. W., Brackett, E. E., Sjogren, O. W. & Shedd, C. K. (1919). The Nebraska tractor law and rules for official tractor tests (University of Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station Circular No. 10)


ISSN 0099-5460 (print)

ISSN 2690-8034 (online)


The Nebraska Tractor Law, which became effective July 15, 1919, was enacted to encourage the manufacture and sale of improved types of tractors and to contribute to a more successful use of the tractor for farming. It was thought that the best method of accomplishing these objects would be to require a tractor of each model sold in the State to be tested at the State University and to have the results of these tests made public. These tests will give reliable information on the power, capacity and fuel consumption of each tractor and also some information on endurance. The results of the tests will be useful to farmers and dealers in making selection of tractors. Manufacturers also will no doubt find that the results of the tests are of some value to their engineering and sales departments.