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Tractor Tests, Biological Systems Engineering Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG-08-07-05

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of tractor test records and photographic materials related to the laboratory’s work.

The photographic prints, slides, and negatives show tractors, a variety of tractor tests, laboratory staff, board members, facilities, and equipment.  Also included are images of events and workshops such as Agricultural Engineering Tractor Power and Safety Day and 4-H Tractor Club leader training.  Tractor parts, maintenance, safety, and accidents are among the other subjects shown.

Test records document the performance of specific tractor models and include information such as the type of transmission, chassis, and fuel used by each tractor as well as performance measurements such as rated belt horsepower, drawbar horsepower, and power take-off horsepower.  The test files may also contain manuals, advertisements, and other related materials.

Recent test records are still maintained at the Tractor Test Laboratory.


  • 1918-2015



236 Boxes

236 Linear Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
P.O. Box 884100
Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States