UF Quarter Scale Tractor Student Design Competetion

UF’s American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) chapter has formed a team for the upcoming Quarter Scale Tractor Student Design Competition, to be held May 31-June 3, 2012. UF hasn’t had a team in several years and they need a lot of help to get started again. The Quarter Scale Tractor Student Design Competition allows students to analyze market factors, document their development and test efforts, and sell the merits of their product, just like they would as professionals in the engineering industry. They have to purchase a specified set of tires and engine and will compete in four different aspects of the competition: written design report, team presentation, static design judging, and performance-consisting of a tractor pull and maneuverability course. The specific rules, including maximum weight, width, and length, change every year and teams must design and build their tractor according to the current 18 page rulebook. Teams must establish a budget and secure funding for the building cost of each year’s tractor. That’s where we hope you come in.

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The small team of students is working very hard to make a good showing at the competition next year. However, this is only possible if their team is able to acquire the necessary funds, tools, and materials to build their design. Funds will be used for: Ground Transportation (Fuel and Truck), Steel/ Aluminum, Lodging, Parts, Etc. Sponsors are always welcome to come visit them in Gainesville and see the work in progress. For more information on the competition visit: http://www.asabe.org/membership/preprofessionalsstudents/14-scale-comp.aspx.

For more information, please contact Sarah Luther, team captain, at (719)357-1630.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to consider sponsoring the University of Florida’s Quarter Scale Tractor Team. Sponsorship levels are as follows:

Bronze: $1-$99
You will receive a bi-monthly newsletter.

Silver: $100-$249
Along with receiving the newsletter your name/business will be on the team t-shirt, in text.

Gold: $250-$499
Along with receiving the newsletter, your name/business logo will be on the team t-shirt.

Gator Gearheads: $500-$999
Along with receiving the newsletter and your name/business on the team t-shirt, your name/business logo will be on the tractor.

Full Pull: $1000 and up
Along with receiving the newsletter, your name/business on the team t-shirt, and your name/business logo on the tractor, you will have the opportunity to have the team come give a presentation on the design.


Sarah Luther
UF ASABE Fundraising Treasurer
Quarter Scale Tractor Team Captain
(719)357-1630
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