Old Workhorse Keeps Pulling
Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:18 AM CDT

The first diesel engine sputtered to life 120 years ago in Germany. It didn't take long for it to become the dominant workhorse on farms.

Today, there is a lot of talk about alternative new ways to power farm vehicles. But based on the efficiency and reliability of the rugged diesel engine -- and the fuel infrastructure that supports it -- diesel power will be king for a long time to come.

In fact, compression-ignited compounds are likely to remain the dominant "growth fuel" between now and 2035, along with increasingly efficient diesel ...

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