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    Electric Tractor

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    The Verge: John Deere’s first fully electric tractor sounds like a jet engine. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwjJWM6zA


    Get A Load Of The Battery Pack On John Deere's Electric Tractor Concept. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwqsGXqTI
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    That's one way to ballast the tractor.
    I have more ideas than ambition.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pcabe5 View Post
    JD's been busy.

    The Verge: John Deere’s first fully electric tractor sounds like a jet engine. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwjJWM6zA


    Get A Load Of The Battery Pack On John Deere's Electric Tractor Concept. Get A Load Of The Battery Pack On John Deere's Electric Tractor Concept
    that's pretty neat, thank's for showing us. i just wonder what the cost for one would even begin at??
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    I feel like this could be one of the better applications for electric vehicles. The weight of the batteries is desirable (as ballast). The distance from the power source is typically static (no one takes a cross country trip in their tractor). I think that price point and longevity will be the determining factors. Companies like Tesla are making regular strides in the battery technology that would be necessary to make the numbers work. I tend to wonder, though, would they continue to use hydraulics for so much, or switch out things like the 3 pt lift with electric motors?

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    I bet that thing can generate some serious torque, as most electric motors can do.
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    Reminded me of the sound the toy Gator the grandkids had.

    So wonder how much money that would cost to charge the batteries.

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    Diesel electric

    I'm almost surprised they didn't put a small diesel generator in the mix to run in the background charging. I'd hate to have a dead 30,000 lb tractor in the field a couple of miles or more from a plug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treefarmer View Post
    I'm almost surprised they didn't put a small diesel generator in the mix to run in the background charging. I'd hate to have a dead 30,000 lb tractor in the field a couple of miles or more from a plug.

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    I've wondered why all the automotive manufacturers haven't done the same thing. OH Wait that would say us ,as a user , money.. but that could maybe end the need of gasoline, diesel fuel, power from the power company. That could put a hurt on the economy .
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljnelson109 View Post
    I feel like this could be one of the better applications for electric vehicles. The weight of the batteries is desirable (as ballast). The distance from the power source is typically static (no one takes a cross country trip in their tractor). I think that price point and longevity will be the determining factors. Companies like Tesla are making regular strides in the battery technology that would be necessary to make the numbers work. I tend to wonder, though, would they continue to use hydraulics for so much, or switch out things like the 3 pt lift with electric motors?

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    My first thought was that it would not work well. The video shows the tractor has a range of 34 miles. A lot of farmers have that much distance between farms. Even if their farms are close together, it would not take long to travel 34 miles on a any farm during planting & harvesting season. How long does it take to recharge?

    The video also states that the tractor is now green inside.
    Why are batteries that are made up of toxic waste considered green?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisR View Post
    My first thought was that it would not work well. The video shows the tractor has a range of 34 miles. A lot of farmers have that much distance between farms. Even if their farms are close together, it would not take long to travel 34 miles on a any farm during planting & harvesting season. How long does it take to recharge?

    The video also states that the tractor is now green inside.
    Why are batteries that are made up of toxic waste considered green?
    I just had that conversation this morning. Mind you, I was ranting about a guy who chucked a cigarette butt on the ground as he climbed out of his Lexus hybrid. Of course, I am sure he feels like he is an "eco-hero" for owning that hybrid but in the end, those batteries will have to be recycled. ...and the cigarette butt will naturally become compost (right? )

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