International 1/4 Scale Tractor Student Design Competition

Ages:Undergraduate

Types:Submission, Performance

Categories:Design, engineering

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

The International 1/4 Scale Tractor Student Design Competition is unique among student engineering-design contests in that it provides a realistic 360-degree workplace experience. Machines are put to the test in three performance events - three tractor pulls, a maneuverability course, and a durability course.

Teams of students are given a 31 hp Briggs & Stratton engine and a set of Titan tires to create a tractor of their own design. Teams also submit a written design report in advance of the competition, and on-site, they must sell their design, in a formal presentation to industry experts playing the role of a corporate management team.

A panel of industry experts judge each design for innovation, manufacturability, serviceability, safety, sound level, and ergonomics. The tractors are then put through three performance tests: three performance events - three tractor pulls, a maneuverability course, and a durability course.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://www.asabe.org/membership/preprofessionalsstudents/14-scale-comp.aspx

Managing Organization: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)

Contact:
Tina Schultz
schultz@asabe.org

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
In order to be eligible to participate, team members must be ASABE and/or CSBE Student Members. This includes any drivers / presenters / pit crew, etc. Students attending the competition who are not members - are considered spectators and can not drive, help in the pits or give any part of the presentations. ASABE student dues are affordable and membership has a number of benefits.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The International 1/4 Scale Tractor Student Design Competition is unique among student engineering-design contests in that it provides a realistic 360-degree workplace experience. Machines are put to the test in three performance events - three tractor pulls, a maneuverability course, and a durability course.

Process

Teams of students are given a 31 hp Briggs & Stratton engine and a set of Titan tires to create a tractor of their own design. Teams also submit a written design report in advance of the competition, and on-site, they must sell their design, in a formal presentation to industry experts playing the role of a corporate management team.

Criteria

A panel of industry experts judge each design for innovation, manufacturability, serviceability, safety, sound level, and ergonomics. The tractors are then put through three performance tests: three performance events - three tractor pulls, a maneuverability course, and a durability course.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://www.asabe.org/membership/preprofessionalsstudents/14-scale-comp.aspx

Managing Organization: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)

Contact:
Tina Schultz
schultz@asabe.org

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
In order to be eligible to participate, team members must be ASABE and/or CSBE Student Members. This includes any drivers / presenters / pit crew, etc. Students attending the competition who are not members - are considered spectators and can not drive, help in the pits or give any part of the presentations. ASABE student dues are affordable and membership has a number of benefits.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.