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Re: New Electric Tractor - Monarch

Postby Eugene » Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:19 pm

Battery powered vehicles and farm tractors make a lot of sense in some applications. But not for farming operations that run 24 hours a day for 2 or 3 months straight.

I wouldn't let my self driving tractor operate unattended without a purchasing hugh liability insurance policy.
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Re: New Electric Tractor - Monarch

Postby Indy4570 » Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:12 pm

Jim Becker wrote:
Indy4570 wrote:. . . But we seem to be hiding all of the birds killed by wind generators . . .

I suspect that particular story to be fake, made up by someone with a pro-coal bias. Otherwise somebody would have shown us a pile of dead birds under a wind generator by now.


there is a famous vid of a california condor, but I have found a few vids with quite a few dead birds underneath them. I cant say for sure but a quick google turns up many figures all well over 100k, and some over 700k. also of note is that Norway is experimenting with one black rotor of three, this is reported to be keeping the birds from colliding with the rotors. The existence of the study might lend credibility to the claims of bird deaths.

" Factcheck.org says 750,000 bird deaths from wind turbines could be currently possible. "
"Wind turbines kill more than 573,000 birds each year in the United States, according to The Associated Press" posted by Live Science.
"In the end, using 58 mortality estimates that met their criteria, they came up with an estimate. According to the current literature somewhere between 140,000 and 328,000 birds die each year from collisions with wind turbines." Smithsonian magazine


I dont know, but many others seem to think this is a problem. I have only listed a fraction of the quotes I found in articles

in Pennsylvania it is reported that possibly as many as 10,000 bats are also killed by wind turbines.
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Re: New Electric Tractor - Monarch

Postby Jim Becker » Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:21 pm

Indy4570 wrote:. . . The existence of the study might lend credibility to the claims of bird deaths. . . .

More likely the existence of the claims resulted in the study being started.

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Re: New Electric Tractor - Monarch

Postby outdoors4evr » Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:50 am

This thing looks like a Zamboni and costs over $50K for a 2wd tractor.
Compared to another tractor that is 70hp, a 2wd Case Utility 70a is $30K. There had better be $20K of fuel savings in there somewhere.
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Re: New Electric Tractor - Monarch

Postby ricky racer » Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:11 am

So could I program it to plow my driveway in the winter while I sit inside sipping hot coffee? :lol:
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Re: New Electric Tractor - Monarch

Postby Jim Becker » Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:33 pm

Anybody notice on their website the driverless tractor dragging a field cultivator clogged with trash?
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Re: New Electric Tractor - Monarch

Postby ajhbike » Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:07 am

We have a solar/battery system so we won't be using the grid to charge it. I always consider our system to be supplemental..so at the very least maybe the grid doesn't need to expand....and we haven't killed a single bird.


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