That depends on everyone having the same battery, a standard interface for the BMS (battery management system), same cooling system connectors.I never "got" the obsession with recharging for electric vehicles, just swap the battery for a charged one
Your wish is my command just get yourself on fleabay and get it bought.It was the most beautiful evening today, and I'm just in from spraying. My evening was spent in my glass box, trundling up hill and down every 36 metres, admiring some spectacular views, at my favourite time of year.
But then I thought to myself actually, this is a bit rubbish. Might as well be watching it on TV, as the air con blasted away to keep the smell of chlormequat and moddus out of my nostrils, and the engine thundered away behind me.
All of which got me thinking- it's all a bit disconnected isnt it? I'd much rather have been admiring the view in silence, and in the fresh air. Ok, so take the spraying bit out of the equation, but if someone made an electric cabless tractor I'd have one in a heartbeat.
Didn't they say that sitting on one of those cultivators pulled by wires from traction engines, the only sound you could hear was the crisping of the stubble as it vanished into the furrow. I'd like that. Where can I buy one?
Oh dear, perhaps that aircon wasnt working so well after all...https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/125105530013?hash=item1d20dee49d:g:57AAAOSwIIthkv55
Standardisation will develop in time - We used to have a Chevrolet ex USAF truck where the clutch pedal was in between the brake and accelerator - wouldn’t get that nowadays.That depends on everyone having the same battery, a standard interface for the BMS (battery management system), same cooling system connectors.
It might be easier with trucks to use the same physical dimensions, but cars will always try to fit as much capacity into the available space within a chassis, so there will be different physical sizes and shapes of battery. Then there is battery capacity - the Leaf has had at least 4 different electrical capacities in the same size housing, the Renault Zoe similar, and Tesla have had at least 5. That means for just three brands the swap station would need to keep a dozen models of battery in stock and charged up.
It will only ever be a niche application.
Already on trial here
One pedal driving for trucks, and no compression braking. Janus says its electric conversion technology for prime movers delivers no emissions and big savings on costs.thedriven.io
Hybrid is only of use when you would use engine braking in a car, so unless you are using your tractor just for road haulage, there is not much use for it. You just end up carrying around a heavy and bulky diesel engine and fuel supply, plus a heavy bulky battery and a compact motor. Worst of both worlds.I do think hybrid will be where we go first, a lot of large plant is already going that way.
Hybrid setups have many forms,Hybrid is only of use when you would use engine braking in a car, so unless you are using your tractor just for road haulage, there is not much use for it. You just end up carrying around a heavy and bulky diesel engine and fuel supply, plus a heavy bulky battery and a compact motor. Worst of both worlds.
yea fuel is fuel just pour it inPetrol & diesel nozzles, along with the filling points of all cars, are standardised. . .
doesn’t matter what brand car you drive, the nozzle fits in it
As someone who has driven busted arsed gear most of my life & having to put up with the old Mercedes truck last week with a broken exhaust, I have to say the “sweet burble” wears thin pretty quickly & I then resort to wearing ear plugs for the rest of the dayWhere the chuff is the fun in that?
No burble of beautifully timed cylinders with a blissfully modified upright stainless exhaust, and the faint hint of the shadow of black smoke on the road as you pull away with the sun low behind you.
It’s all just pointless to me.
Upgrade to noise cancelling headphones, don’t get fooled by noise isolating headphones it’s not the same, true noise cancelling headphone use power, most can be recharged. Wired and wireless just plug them into your phone or connect via Bluetooth. Sony do a wide range, then it’s down to preference over ear, or ear plug.As someone who has driven busted arsed gear most of my life & having to put up with the old Mercedes truck last week with a broken exhaust, I have to say the “sweet burble” wears thin pretty quickly & I then resort to wearing ear plugs for the rest of the day
I may be old n cranky, but tbh I hate noise these days. The quieter things are the better, I reckon
Well this thread was originally about a fleet of electric open station john deere 6030s silently tugging cultivators over merry England, driven by a group of people whose lives, and those of their families, were intimately connected with the land, and whose futures depended on the success of the crops they were growing, all whilst being able to admire the view in the fresh air. Or that sort of thing.The final step towards complete factory farming.
Still, maybe these driverless things will run amok and run over a few ramblers. Silver linings, and all that.....