Nebraska Tractor Test Lab: eighty-six years and going strong.
The Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory (NTTL) was established in 1920in response to the Nebraska Tractor Test Act of 1919, which required allagricultural tractors sold and advertised in Nebraska to havemanufacturers' performance claims verified by the Nebraska TractorTest Lab. The act was vigorously sponsored by W. F. Crozier (a staterepresentative who in 1916 purchased a tractor that did not perform asadvertised) and fellow senator Charles Warner.
From humble beginnings ...
The first tractor successfully tested in the lab was in 1920--a John Deere Waterloo Boy. The original tractor test lab facility was intended to be only temporary and was erected very quickly, how