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Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 15 8:42 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Sorry to be negative again, but I am not sure that thing would even go up the tracks in our wood. Walking to get to places, or taking a diesel tractor for extraction is the only way. I also can't see it doing much with the flints in some of the fields round here; would probably turn the thing over.

Still, might be nice for a bit of light market gardening on good soil.

Falstaff



Joined: 27 May 2009
Posts: 1014

PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 15 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It seems to be missing a PTO ?

Where do I attach my saw bench ?

onemanband



Joined: 26 Dec 2010
Posts: 1442
Location: NCA90
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 15 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

@ Falstaff.... nor a radio, gps, a roof, lights etc


I'm no farmer or scientist, but I'm wondering if an analogy can be made to the study into using hamsters to generate electricity......that is, the study came to the conclusion that it is more efficient to burn the hamster food to generate electricity, than to have hamsters running in a dynamo wheel.
A lot of energy must be lost propelling 140kg of tractor along.
I wonder, all things considered, whether a traditional wheel hoe is more effective and efficient.

On a similar theme........bicycle wheel hoe

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
Posts: 14469
Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 15 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

onemanband wrote:
A lot of energy must be lost propelling 140kg of tractor along.

Have you seen the price of gym memberships these days?

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
Posts: 8399
Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 15 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

onemanband wrote:
@ Falstaff.... nor a radio, gps, a roof, lights etc


I'm no farmer or scientist, but I'm wondering if an analogy can be made to the study into using hamsters to generate electricity......that is, the study came to the conclusion that it is more efficient to burn the hamster food to generate electricity, than to have hamsters running in a dynamo wheel.
A lot of energy must be lost propelling 140kg of tractor along.
I wonder, all things considered, whether a traditional wheel hoe is more effective and efficient.

On a similar theme........bicycle wheel hoe

A traditional wheel hoe is more effective IMHO, able to tackle more established weeds but slower & harder on the upper body. I've hoed an acre of fodder beet with a wheel hoe & it hurt. Give me the sit on my ass & pedal hoe anyday.
Does a pedalhoe float?

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 4413
Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 15 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The point of a cultivator is to not let the weeds get big and established!

MistressRose, I don't think it'd be well suited for plowing out my driveway when we get big dumps of heavy snow either, but I don't think that's what it was designed for.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1293
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 15 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That pedal machine my be a thing of beauty and fairly carbon neutral, but I drove one with a massey T20 engine and removed most of the sugar beet I was supposed to be inter row cultivating (weeding). Put back to operate a hoe!

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 8315

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 15 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Doesn't sound like your finest hour Gregotyn. These pedal powered 'tractors' don't seem very sensible in many ways as there is so much they can't do.

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