THE tractor-fuel situation has become complicated and somewhat chaotic because of the conflicting points of view held by the various groups concerned with the problem.
Mr. Colwell performs here a very necessary function, because he presents each of these viewpoints - that of the engineers, the petroleum industry, the farmers, and the states - in clear and succinct language.
He then suggests a program that is designed to bring order out of this now very muddled situation. He recommends that:
CRC complete its survey of the fuels now being marketed.
CRC determine promptly the technical requirements of tractor-engine fuel.
A determined attempt be made to coordinate state specifications and taxes through the North American Gasoline Tax Conference.
Tractor companies agree among themselves on classifications or specifications, and their number.
These specifications or classifications then be coordinated with the petroleum industry through the ASTM.