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dtatum
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:36 pm    Post subject: Solar Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

8N Solar Tractor anyone? This is very interesting. According to the post it will run 1.5 hours between charges. What do you think?

http://austin.craigslist.org/grd/3698126135.html
 
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Royse
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Solar Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I think I'll pass.
$8K for a tractor that needs $700 worth of batteries to run 1 1/2 hours at a time?
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Solar Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Not practical, but it did give the fellow something to do with his mind & time. That is good.
 
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Tom Bond
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Solar Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Holy crap! And I thought I was asking too much for my 861 to make room for a new project......
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Solar Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

1 1/2 working hours, doing what, pulling a lawn sweeper?

Looks like an environmentalist's dream come true.
 
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Royse
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Solar Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Idle hands..................
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Solar Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Bern wrote:
(quoted from post at 23:45:00 03/22/13) 1 1/2 working hours, doing what, pulling a lawn sweeper?

Looks like an environmentalist's dream come true.
What, smell sulfuric acid fumes?! I'd miss the smell of burned fuel in the morning! Twisted Evil
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:32 am    Post subject: Re: Solar Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I did notice in the ad that implements are not included. Maybe they're buying a gas tractor.
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Dr. Walt
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:47 am    Post subject: Re: Solar Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If these brainiac "wet behind the ears" geniuses would direct their thought processes towards creating solar cells with a 98% efficiency, then they might just revolutionize the solar industry. But creating anything with the current 17% efficient solar cells is just a waste of time & money.
 
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mike2366
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:24 am    Post subject: Re: Solar Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What a waste of a perfectly good 8N...........JMHSAO.... Sad
 
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Jimmyjack
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:33 am    Post subject: Re: Solar Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

All you would need is eight or ten of them and you could do a days work!
 
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Ultradog MN
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:14 am    Post subject: Re: Solar Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Great idea.
I think I will couple the 201 diesel in my 4000 to a generator. Use the electricity to power an electric motor to drive the tractor.
That would eliminate the need for those pesky batteries.
On second thought, maybe I wont.
 
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