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100% Biodiesel Now Legal for NTPA Tractor Pulling

New rule makes B100 fuel eligible for competition in all classes

Published on: May 15, 2013

The National Tractor Pullers Association will allow 100% biodiesel in all diesel pulling classes for this season, according to the United Soybean Board.

Gregg Randall, NTPA office general manager said the fuel performs well, and is dependable.

"Pullers will definitely want to take advantage of the fuel this pulling season," he said.

Biodiesel adds as much as 65% lubricity to an engine, USB points out, while offering strong horsepower, mileage and cetane.

A study funded by the state soy checkoff board in Minnesota and conducted by United Pullers of Minnesota found using biodiesel in pulling competition can provide a 4% increase in torque and horsepower.

New rule makes B100 fuel eligible for competition (Keith Bell/Shutterstock.com)
New rule makes B100 fuel eligible for competition (Keith Bell/Shutterstock.com)

"Performance results like these are an added bonus to the environmental and economic benefits of using biodiesel," says Larry Marek, soy checkoff farmer-leader and a soybean farmer from Riverside, Iowa. "If NTPA pullers can get these kinds of results on the track, we can certainly get great results using B100 on the farm." 

This is the seventh season the soy checkoff has partnered with the NTPA to promote the use of biodiesel to pulling fans, including many farmers, truck drivers and other diesel users.

Also returning to the track this season will be the "Powered by Biodiesel," Light Pro Stock class, in which all competitors are required to use biodiesel blends.

Source: United Soybean Board