One of the main expenses of the majority of farmers is the fuel of their agricultural machinery. Choosing a suitable tractor to the farm is vital to save fuel but it is not the only thing that we have to take into account. The big tractors of today are much more powerful and offer us very high yields but fuel consumption is something that is linked to them.
With the increase in the price of diesel it is normal that you want to maximize your performance and for this you must take into account the factors that influence consumption:
This last factor is one of the most important since it is not the same to carry the blocked differential (ideal for soft or wet floors, where the tractor demands more power or works heavier) or the double traction (used for the positions of the economic take-over, especially if the tractor demands little power).
Driving efficiently we can save a lot of fuel. In light work (60 or 65% of the nominal regime) and in heavy work we should look for a relationship around 300 rpm (85% of the maximum power). It is understood by light work that of carrying a cultivator or a harrow whereas a heavy one could be the subsoiler, for example.
That said, we take the opportunity to tell you what are the rules to save fuel:
Remember that not only will you be saving fuel and money, but you will also reduce CO2 emissions by working in a more environmentally friendly way.