Oh, for a simple life! Which is precisely what we planned on when researching the subject of tractor ‘suspension concepts’. Fit a few sensors, a brief trundle over mixed terrain, gather the assimilated data and comment on the results. Nut cracked and back to base. But how wrong we were. As it turned out, the test took hours to plan and more like days to summarise. So after much toil, discussion and debate, here are our conclusions