Helwig Farms Quarter-Scale Tractor Team
ASABE International Quarter-Scale Design Competition Championships - 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013
Welcome to the webpage of the Helwig Farms Quarter-Scale Tractor Team, truly a winning tradition! The Helwig Farms Quarter-Scale Tractor Team won 2nd place in the ASABE International Quarter-Scale Design Competition in 2023. The team has won this competition nine times, more than any other university, and has finished second 9 times, and 3rd twice, making for a total 20 top 3 finishes out of the 26 competitions!
The Helwig Farms Quarter-Scale Tractor Team gives students a chance to prove what they know. They see how theory relates to practical application, and are able to apply leadership, teamwork, communication, and time-management skills, which employers want. Many graduates credit their design team experiences for their successful employment and career success.
The ASABE International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition challenges students to harness the power and torque of a specified stock engine in order to maximize performance in the tractor pull. Through involvement in the quarter-scale tractor design team, students gain practical experience in the design of drive-train systems; tractor performance; manufacturing processes; and analysis of traction vs. forces, weight transfer and strength of materials. In 2023, 12 students representing four degree programs in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering competed on the Helwig Farms Quarter-Scale Tractor Team.