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Comparison of Utility Tractors National AgrAbility Project Staff Year 2 Project Presented at 2006 NTW Jackson, Mississippi.

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1 Comparison of Utility Tractors National AgrAbility Project Staff Year 2 Project Presented at 2006 NTW Jackson, Mississippi

2 Utility Tractors As youve just heard, utility tractors can have a lot of options which may or may not make it easier for a farmer or rancher with a disability to operate As youve just heard, utility tractors can have a lot of options which may or may not make it easier for a farmer or rancher with a disability to operate Therefore, NAP proposed a project to create a Utility Tractor Product Comparison Tool, to look at other areas of possible differences such as: Therefore, NAP proposed a project to create a Utility Tractor Product Comparison Tool, to look at other areas of possible differences such as: - Tractor steps -Tractor hand rails/hand holds - Tractor cab - Tractor platform - Tractor operator controls - General tractor items

3 Utility Tractors What the product gathering tool is intended to do: What the product gathering tool is intended to do: - Look for items not in a standard utility tractor marketing brochure -(e.g., does the steering wheel tilt) - Look for measurements not in a standard utility tractor marketing brochure -(e.g., what is the first step height) - Things important for accessibility (AgrAbility needs)

4 Utility Tractors Results of using the utility tractor product Results of using the utility tractor product comparison tool would be: comparison tool would be: - Another source of information that should be used along with standard product brochures and web or dealer information and specifications to help the AgrAbility professional recommend the best adaptation or best tractor adaptation solution

5 Utility Tractors If AgrAbility staff utilize the utility tractor product comparison data gathering tool, and share the results: If AgrAbility staff utilize the utility tractor product comparison data gathering tool, and share the results: - National AgrAbility Project (NAP) will post to the web site - Everyone (AgrAbility staff across the country) benefits - Types of information is gathered informally now, would be captured for all to use

6 Utility Tractors Focus on utility tractors for data gathering Focus on utility tractors for data gathering May mean different things in different areas of the country or within different tractor manufacturers May mean different things in different areas of the country or within different tractor manufacturers Focus will be tractors large enough to require a ROPS (approx. 20 hp) to around 70/80 hp range maximum Focus will be tractors large enough to require a ROPS (approx. 20 hp) to around 70/80 hp range maximum Data gathering tool may have wider use, but this will be our (NAP) focus Data gathering tool may have wider use, but this will be our (NAP) focus

7 Utility Tractors Utility tractor product comparison tool is available off the NAP web site at: Utility tractor product comparison tool is available off the NAP web site at: s/Utility_Tractors5.pdf

8 Utility Tractors Utility Tractors product comparison data gathering tool Utility Tractors product comparison data gathering tool Date of information gathering (e.g., March 2006) __________________ Date of information gathering (e.g., March 2006) __________________ Tractor Make and Model (e.g., New Holland, Model TS 135) __________ Tractor Make and Model (e.g., New Holland, Model TS 135) __________ Serial Number (if it can be found, check engine block area) ____________ Serial Number (if it can be found, check engine block area) ____________ 1. Tractor Step(s) 1. Tractor Step(s) 1a. Measure the distance from the ground to first step (_____ inches)? 1a. Measure the distance from the ground to first step (_____ inches)? 1b. Measure the width of a step (_____ inches)? (If step width changes when more than one step provided, make a note of that.) 1b. Measure the width of a step (_____ inches)? (If step width changes when more than one step provided, make a note of that.) 1c. Measure the depth of a step (_____ inches)? (If step depth changes when more than one step provided, make a note of that.) 1c. Measure the depth of a step (_____ inches)? (If step depth changes when more than one step provided, make a note of that.) ……. Continues…….. ……. Continues……..

9 Utility Tractors Utility tractor comparison results are on the NAP web site at: Utility tractor comparison results are on the NAP web site at: actor/ actor/

10 Utility Tractors

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12 Where do we go from here ? Where do we go from here ? Today we will break into small teams and learn hands on how to use the utility tractor product comparison data gathering tool Today we will break into small teams and learn hands on how to use the utility tractor product comparison data gathering tool Afterwards we will tabulate and discuss your results and any other questions you may have regarding utility tractors Afterwards we will tabulate and discuss your results and any other questions you may have regarding utility tractors

13 Utility Tractors Hands on part…parking lot Hands on part…parking lot Each group needs: Each group needs: tape measure tape measure copy of the data gather tool copy of the data gather tool pencil pencil Pick a tractor, and use the tool to gather the requested information Pick a tractor, and use the tool to gather the requested information Do at least one tractor (more if time allows) Do at least one tractor (more if time allows) Can use the tool in any order (explain) Can use the tool in any order (explain)

14 Utility Tractors OUTSIDE OUTSIDE

15 Utility Tractors We hope you will take what you learn here today, and if you get the opportunity to gather data on a utility tractor, that you would share that information with NAP so we can place it on the web site for all AgrAbility staff We hope you will take what you learn here today, and if you get the opportunity to gather data on a utility tractor, that you would share that information with NAP so we can place it on the web site for all AgrAbility staff

16 Utility Tractors If interested, for Year 3 of the National Project, we are repeating this process to evaluate/gather data on skid steer loaders If interested, for Year 3 of the National Project, we are repeating this process to evaluate/gather data on skid steer loaders Contact if you would like to be a part of the team that develops the data gathering tool Contact if you would like to be a part of the team that develops the data gathering


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