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Category: Specialty Applications

Cyclone Power Pullers

By Michael Krizmanich
June 25, 2015 Category: Specialty Applications, Industrial

Iowa State Universitys 1/4 Scale Tractor Pulling Team It is finally time for the wrap of the 2015 Quarter Scale season. With a challenging year filled with new obstacles and terrain, the payout of a top ten finish for both A and X teams reveal as the reward. Overall there was a total of twenty eight teams that competed at the Expo Gardens in Peoria, IL. From the East coast to West, Texas to Canada, and across the pond to Israel, all teams contributed to the success of the ASABE 2015 International Quarter Scale Student Design Competition. As the year has passed the competition prevailed for the 18th consecutive year. Since the beginning in 1998 the rules, desi gn restraints, and performance events havechanged every few years to add challenge and innovation. This year th e introduction of the durability course provided the intimidation. Composed of two sections, a bump track followed by a 12 deep sand pit, each team had to pull a cart weighing 1,500lbs across both. Accumulating one


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