Quarter-Scale Tractor Design Team

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The Ohio State University Quarter-Scale Tractor Team provides students the opportunity to apply what they are learning in the classroom to real-world problems. Students spend the academic year planning, designing, building, and testing a quarter-scale tractor to compete in the International Quarter Scale Tractor Student Design Competition hosted by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). Team members use knowledge from mechanics, strength of materials, dynamics, hydraulics, physics, engines, Solidworks, electricity and circuits, manufacturing, and more, combined with skills such as communication, economics, business, organization, and leadership to bring their tractor from a plan to competition-ready. 

The Quarter-Scale Tractor Team is open to any undergraduate student regardless of major.
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2019 Results 

From May 30th to June 2nd, 12 students represented The Ohio State University at the International Quarter Scale (IQS) Tractor Competition hosted by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers in Peoria, Illinois. Major design changes from the 2018 competition were put to the test as the tractor and team were judged in several areas including pulling performance, maneuverability, durability, ergonomics, safety, manufacturability, serviceability, design presentation, and more. The team received outstanding recognition in the areas of written report, design presentation, safety, and serviceability in route to a 4th place overall finish.  

2018-19 Team Members 

  • Matthew Klopfenstein, Rank 4, Agricultural Engineering  

  • David Keck, Rank 4, Agricultural Engineering  

  • Nate Parsons, Rank 4, Agricultural Engineering  

  • Stacie Snyder, Rank 4, Childhood Education  

  • Alex Wynn, Rank 4, Agricultural Systems Management  

  • Tristan White, Rank 3, Agricultural Engineering  

  • Jarrod Bowman, Rank 3, Agricultural Engineering  

  • Michael Schmenk, Rank 3, Agricultural Engineering  

  • Joe Callow, Rank 2, Agricultural Systems Management  

  • Derek Goodman, Rank 2, Agricultural Engineering  

  • Jacob Lesch, Rank 2, Agricultural Systems Management  

Advisors:
Dr. Scott Shearer
Andrew Klopfenstein

Brutus 319 Sponsors 

Unverferth 
The Hubbard Company 
Cummins 
Pond Seed 
Archbold Equipment LLC 
Poet Biorefining 
The Hubbard Company 
Redline Equipment 
Wenninger Seed Service INC 
Dealey Chemical LLC 
Williamson Insurance Agency 
K & L Tractor Sales, INC 
Wellington Implement 
Sunrise Cooperative  
Haviland Drainage Products 
J and M Manufacturing 
Homier and Sons INC 
SolidWorks 
Pro-Tec Coating Company 
David and Alison Petrik 
Alvin Klopfenstein and Sons INC 
Jerome and Melissa Roell 
D & G Welding 
Danfoss 
Thomson Linear 
ASABE 
FABE 
College of Engineering 

For More Info on Competition 

https://asabe.org/IQS 

Past Results

2018

2018 Results 
On May 31st through June 4th, Ohio State's Quarter Scale Tractor Team competed in the International Quarter Scale Competition hosted by ASABE in Peoria, Illinois.  Ten students represented the Buckeyes with their Tractor, Brutus 319.  They competed in events that judged the tractor's performance, ergonomics, serviceability, safety, manufacturability, and more.  This year they finished with eighth place overall. 

2018 Team Members
Matthew Klopfenstein, Rank 4, Agricultural Engineering
Blaine Cline, Rank 4, Agricultural Engineering
Bryce Campbell, Rank 4, Agricultural Engineering
David Keck, Rank 4, Agricultural Engineering
Tristan White, Rank 4, Agricultural Engineering
Nate Parsons, Rank 4, Agricultural Engineering
Stacie Synder, Rank 4, Childhood Education
Alex Wynn, Rank 4, Agricultural Systems Management
Jamal Garcia, Rank 4, Agricultural Engineering
Jarrod Bowman, Rank, 3 Agricultural Engineering

Advisors:
Dr. Scott Shearer
Andrew Klopfenstein

2018 Sponsors 
Unverferth 
Cummins 
Pond Seed 
Poet Biorefining Leipsic 
The Hubbard Company 
Redline Equipment 
Wenninger Seed Service INC 
Dealey Chemical LLC 
Williamson Insurance Agency 
K & L Tractor Sales, INC 
Wellington Implement 
Sunrise Cooperative  
Haviland Drainage Products 
Pro-Tec Coating Company 
ASABE 
FABE 
College of Engineering 
Danfoss 
Thomson Linear