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One factor that can severely inhibit productivity is power hop — a bouncing effect a tractor sometimes experiences when pulling a high draw-bar load. By understanding what causes power hop, however, farmers can better diagnose the problem and make minor adjustments to correct it.
Power hop is something that can inhibit productivity in the field, and although one of its main causes —soil type — is in the hands of Mother Nature, its other causes are in the control of the farmer. By ensuring overall tractor weight, weight distribution between the axles and tire inflation pressures are at the manufacturers’ recommended levels, farmers can limit the effects of power hop and remain productive in the field.