Biodiesel Boosts PerformancePublished by on
In a sport where horsepower is everything, it is no surprise that higher biodiesel blends that boost engine performance have grabbed the attention of tractor pulling enthusiasts. Biodiesel has a higher cetane rating than petroleum diesel, plus it adds lubricity, two key factors in power, performance and engine life.
During competition this summer at the Rice County Fair, all of the Super Farm Class tractor pullers of the United Pullers of Minnesota (UPM) ran B100 to test its performance.
B100 is a legal, petroleum diesel substitute that safely runs in diesel engines with little or no engine modifications needed. For several years, companies like John Deere have endorsed B100 and approved its use in many of their diesel engine products.
On September 16, the National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA) and the World Pulling, Inc. (WPI) voted to honor B100 as a legal competition fuel for all diesel classes throughout the nation. This is a major accomplishment for Minnesota farmers and for farmers across the nation. "With B100 as a competition legal fuel, we're supporting our farmers, increasing awareness and hopefully increasing demand for it throughout the nation," states Bryce Andersen, President of the United Pullers of Minnesota.
Warren Daluge of Loretto, Minn., ran B100 all year in the Pro Farm class. He finished the season with a first place win and his best pull of 335.11 feet. He also won the UPM Points Title for the Pro Farm class.
To see B100 in action in Minnesota and to hear what users are saying about it, watch our B100 Tractor Pull video or visit www.biodiesel.mn.