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“Gear Up and Throttle Down” to Save Fuel

ID

442-450 (BSE-177P)

Authors as Published

Robert Grisso, Extension Engineer, Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech; Robert Pitman, Superintendent, Eastern Virginia Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Virginia Tech; John V. Perumpral, Professor Emeritus, Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech; Gary T. Roberson, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, North Carolina State University

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“Gear-up and throttle-down” (GUTD) is a fuel-saving practice that can be used for saving fuel when drawbar loads are lighter (<75 percent of rated power) and PTO (power takeoff) speed can be reduced.

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Virginia Cooperative Extension materials are available for public use, re-print, or citation without further permission, provided the use includes credit to the author and to Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State University.

Publisher

Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Alan L. Grant, Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; Jewel E. Hairston, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State, Petersburg.

Date

October 9, 2014