Those high-powered tractors that scream down the track will have even more sternum-rumbling power as they’ll soon be running on 100 percent biodiesel. This United Soybean Board news release says the National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA) will allow for the pure green fuel in all of their diesel pulling classes this season. It’s good news for the pullers, who will see a 4 percent increase in torque and horsepower, according to a study conducted by the United Pullers of Minnesota paid for by the state soy checkoff board in Minnesota:
“Performance results like these are an added bonus to the environmental and economic benefits of using biodiesel,” says Larry Marek, soy checkoff farmer-leader and a soybean farmer from Riverside, Iowa. “If NTPA pullers can get these kinds of results on the track, we can certainly get great results using B100 on the farm.”
Also returning to the track this season will be the “Powered by Biodiesel,” Light Pro Stock class, in which all competitors are required to use biodiesel blends.
“B100 performs well, and is dependable even in the most excruciating tests,” says Gregg Randall, NTPA office general manager. “Pullers will definitely want to take advantage of the fuel this pulling season.”
Check out the entire 2013 NTPA competition schedule here so you can experience first-hand the rumble and thunder of your favorite tractor pullers… now using B100.