HOW TO – Convert a tractor to electric

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HOW TO – Convert a tractor to electric

Pekar writes “Step by step instructions for converting you old gasoline Allis Chalmer’s “G” cultivating tractor into a smooth running, non-polluting, energy efficient, whirring and humming electric miracle worker that will seed and weed your fields for pennies a week -AND with even more power than the original gasoline version!”Link.

12 thoughts on “HOW TO – Convert a tractor to electric

  1. cwegscheid says:

    I’m so tired of electrical vehicles of any sort being described as “non-polluting.” They’re only non-polluting if the source of the charge is non-polluting, which it most likely isn’t.

  2. Pekar says:

    These guys use solar panels which eight out of ten trolls agree are relatively nonpolluting.

  3. cwegscheid says:

    You got me, Pekar; I missed that. It was intended as more of a general comment, as there seems to be a general perception that electrical cars are non-polluting — which, I maintain, the vast majority aren’t. This one is, though, which is delightful.

  4. cwegscheid says:

    Oh, and could you define “troll” for me?

  5. matthew_kleinmann says:

    Neat project.

    That being said…

    Show me how to make a solar panel with out polluting.

    Question: With todays technology, how long does a solar panel need to generate for to create more energy then was used to manufacture it? This is not trolling, but a question to ponder.

  6. cajunfj40 says:

    Hello matthew_klienmann,

    Most solar cells will produce enough electricity to “pay back” the power used to make them in about 5 years or less.
    From Wikipedia See the article for two annotations.

    The variance is 1 to 30 years for energy payback, depending on at least the efficiency/type of the cell and possibly other factors.

    Basically, they last a lot longer than it takes for them to pay themselves back energy-wise.

    Cool idea!

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