GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, may 16, 1955


Turbo-charged Tractors. The first practical turbosupercharger for heavy-duty tractors and earthmovers has been developed by Los Angeles' Garret Corp. Like a turbosupercharger on a plane, Garrett's device captures hot exhaust gases to drive a turbine, which in turn drives air into the cylinder, increasing combustion and power. Primarily developed for Caterpillar Tractor of Peoria, Ill., the supercharger reportedly boosts heavy-duty diesel-engine output by 50%, trebles the tractor's work capacity. Airesearch next plans to adapt the turbosuperchargers to smaller diesel engines, such as those on trucks and buses.

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