Ideas for EV farm machinery

Electric cars, trucks, ATVs, NEVs - things bigger than a motorcycle.
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Re: Ideas for EV farm machinery

Post by GreyVlad » Dec 10 2019 6:20pm

Hillhater wrote:
Dec 10 2019 5:51pm
The guy with the peak hat and small moustache, looks familiar,....but strangely out of place .?? :shock:
I have no idea about the tall man. Vladimir Lenin is 4th from right hand (in a coat with big buttons)

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Re: Ideas for EV farm machinery

Post by Hillhater » Dec 10 2019 9:52pm

Ah ! ..i just thought he looked a lot like A Hitler !! :shock:
.. but obviously too tall .!
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Re: Ideas for EV farm machinery

Post by Hillhater » Dec 10 2019 9:53pm

Double post ...
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Re: Ideas for EV farm machinery

Post by GreyVlad » Dec 12 2019 2:02pm

Obviously,
given the energy consumption of, let's say, 30 kWh per 1 ha, the battery-powered tractor will need to squeeze out 1 Tesla battery per 3 ha :(

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Re: Ideas for EV farm machinery

Post by Hillhater » Dec 12 2019 6:18pm

Yes, a BEV tractor may be practical for a Hobby/Garden farm, light duties, etc,...but its not yet practical for commercial agriculture scale farming.
Waiting on battery advancements again.
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Re: Ideas for EV farm machinery

Post by GreyVlad » Dec 13 2019 5:54pm

Hillhater wrote:
Dec 12 2019 6:18pm
Yes, a BEV tractor may be practical for a Hobby/Garden farm, light duties, etc
Yes. Just for example, Avant produces mini-loaders e5 (11 kWh battery) and e6 (13 kWh) for indoor use at livestock farms. Advantages are no emissions, low noise.
https://www.avanttecno.com/global/machines/e-series

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Re: Ideas for EV farm machinery

Post by eMark » Feb 07 2020 6:07pm

John Deere's chief commercial officer Tim Sherstyuk said research on quick charging was focusing on minutes, similar to filling up a vehicle with diesel fuel.

Our technology is able to decrease the irreversible chemical reactions that happen during charging, so that the same batteries can be charged fast without compromising cycle life.
Deere's eAutoPowr transmission in cooperation with Joksin Germany was awarded the only Gold Medal by the AGRITECHNICA Innovation Commission jury in 2019. The two brushless electric motors are virtually wear-free and powertrain durability exceeds any other concepts previously offered in the industry. eAutoPowr can provide up to 100kW of electrical power, with either 700V direct current (DC) or 480V variable frequency three-phase alternating current (AC) as available option. In addition, the maintenance costs are significantly lower. The drive axles allow a traction increase ... https://www.tvh.com/en-us/node/43192/jo ... -eautopowr


english begins again at 0:56

Deere wouldn't be developing a brushless electric option for their new 8R, 8RT Series Tractors if it wasn't economically profitable. Current retail prices for the diesel 8R Series tractors are $166,000 to $267,000 and $230,000 to $262,000 for 8RT Series tractors. Shipments to dealers of the new diesel 8Rs are expected this summer. ... https://www.deere.com/en/tractors/row-c ... -8-family/

Progresses Marches On ... there's always one Big JD Producer-Operator in a country-province-state-county that has to be the first one when a brushless electric 8R eAutoPowr option becomes available ... maybe as soon as 2022 (wishful thinking or a possibility)??

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Re: Ideas for EV farm machinery

Post by GusHigh » Feb 26 2020 6:08pm

Hey. Good on the OP for wanting to give this a try.
I know this is mostly an electric motor type of forum but when it comes to reducing CO2 I say let’s not limit our options.
My suggestions to consider would be:

- dedicate a portion of your land to growing an seed oil crop and supplementing your diesel with that (hope you don’t have one of those fancy computerized tractors)

- find a good source of bio-diesel

- set up an anaerobic digester to produce methane from ag waste and run the tractor on that

- figure out how to get the tractor to run on PV produced hydrogen.

In all seriousness, figuring out how to set up a hydrogen or methane powered tractor /generator and fill station shouldn’t be your concern, industry should have figured that out 20 years ago. Kind of like progressive sawmills figuring out how to use sawdust for energy instead of fossil fuels.


If all else fails, just swing by the local university and grab about 20 or 30 students majoring in Political Science or some other equally useless major and throw them in the field to work - at least they would be doing something productive lol.

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Re: Ideas for EV farm machinery

Post by Hillhater » Feb 26 2020 6:23pm

GusHigh wrote:
Feb 26 2020 6:08pm
....... Kind of like progressive sawmills figuring out how to use sawdust for energy instead of fossil fuels. ....
If the objective is to even hope this will reduce the CO2 emissions, that is truely a regressive move.!
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