At the NTTL, drawbar testing may be conducted when the outside temperature is between 40[degrees]F and 80[degrees]F.
While the NTTL will not endorse or recommend any tractor, we are always available to answer questions about our testing practices, how to interpret test reports, and to accept suggestions for improvements to our test reports and testing practices.
With the changing global nature of the agricultural tractor industry, the Nebraska legislature revised the law in 1986 allowing NTTL to test tractors according to either the Society of Automotive Engineers test codes or the test codes of OECD.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has a contract with the University of Nebraska Board of Regents designating the NTTL as the third party review agency responsible for testing tractors.
It is clear that it is not the intent of the Nebraska legislators and the Iowa-Nebraska Dealers Association (TNEDA) to bring closure to NTTL with the passing of LB212.
Considering the overall benefits of the NTTL, it would appear that before action is taken on LB212 by the Nebraska legislators, serious consideration should be given to approaches for sustaining the NTTL -- with or without the tractor permit law.
With the changing global nature of the agricultural tractor industry, the Nebraska Legislature in 1986 revised its law to allow NTTL to test tractors according to Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) codes.
EMI has a contract with the University of Nebraska Board of Regents designating NTTL as the third party review agency responsible for testing tractors.
OECD coordinating committee, composed of representatives of tractor manufacturers, EMI, NTTL and the Department of Commerce, meets twice a year.
Tractors tested in other countries according to OECD codes can be sold in Nebraska by the manufacturer who furnishes an approved OECD test report to NTTL.
NTTL lacks the facilities to perform protective structure tests and hydraulic lift tests for tractors exerting lift force of more than 20,000 pounds (9,000 kilograms).