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Nebraska Tractor Test Lab
Society: ASABEMain Category: Agricultural & BiologicalSub Category: VehiclesEra: 1920sDateCreated: 1920Nebraska Tractor Test LaboratoryLincolnState: NEZip: 68583Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/nebraska-tractor-14.aspx

The First Official Nebraska Tractor Test was Started in this Building March 31, 1920. These Pioneer Tests Became Worldwide Standards and are Recognized by The American Society of Agricultural Engineers as an Historic Landmark of Agricultural Engineering. 1980

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1980
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/pscf11 (CC BY-SA 2.0)Image Caption: John Deere 8360RT (lead tractor) under test at the University of Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory.
Luebben Round Baler
Society: ASABEMain Category: Agricultural & BiologicalEra: 1890-1899DateCreated: 1892Pioneer VillageMindenState: NEZip: 68959Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/luebben-round-baler-31.aspxCreator: Luebben, Hugh

Luebben Hay Baler - Historic Landmark of Agricultural Engineering. In 1892, Hugh Luebben from Sutton, Nebraska, with sons Melchior and Ummo built a mobile machine to produce round hay bales between two sets of rotating flat belts. They began manufacturing the baler in 1909 in Beatrice and later moved to Omaha, Nebraska. Allis-Chalmers purchased the patent in 1939 and eventually sold 77,200 "Roto-Balers." The Luebben baler made handling easier, improved hay quality, and reduced costs. The same basic design is used on modern large round balers.

YearAdded:
1993
Society: ASABEMain Category: Agricultural & BiologicalSub Category: Water Supply & ControlEra: 1950-1959DateCreated: 1952Pioneer VillageMindenState: NEZip: 68959Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/center-pivot-irrigator-30.aspxCreator: Zybach, Frank
Frank Zybach, a tenant farmer and inventor living near Strasburg, Colorado, received a patent for a "Self-Propelled Sprinkling Irrigating Apparatus" on July 22, 1952. The device used mobile towers to continuously move a pipeline in a circle around a pivot. Water was supplied through the pivot and distributed by sprinklers on the pipeline. Zybach formed a partnership with A.E. Trowbridge, an entrepreneur-businessman, in 1953 to manufacture center pivots in Columbus, Nebraska.
YearAdded:
1993
Image Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture photoImage Caption: The Center Pivot Irrigator transformed agricultural production throughout the world.Era_date_from: 1952
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