This excerpt was originally posted on the John Deere, Straightforward Blog August 29, 2011. You can view the original post here.
John Deere Testing
You could call the Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory the Consumer Reports of the tractor industry. As the designated official OECD agricultural tractor testing station for the United States, the lab conducts tractor performance tests and publishes credible and usable tractor performance data.
The tractors tested at the Nebraska lab are often powered by the same engines used in off-highway construction equipment. This makes the Nebraska tests somewhat of a bellwether for the construction equipment industry, providing customers with insights as to how their Interim Tier 4 (IT4) engine will perform when it comes to power, efficiency and total fluid economy.