ESTIMATING TILLAGE DRAFT - TILLERS TECH GUIDE 2G-210
by Harrigan and Roosenberg, April, 2002
Well-conditioned oxen are capable of working draft loads measured as tension (pounds-force, lbf) equal to 10-12% of their body weight throughout the day and greater loads for short periods of time. This bulletin provides a range of normal draft requirements for commonly used tillage implements. This information can help the teamster plan fieldwork, match implements with the power available and establish realistic guidelines for animal performance. ...