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OK this is weird turn an AC G into an electric tractor?
« on: July 30, 2011, 01:06:49 PM »
http://www.flyingbeet.com/electricg/



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The Allis Chalmers "G" Cultivating and Seeding tractor was built in the late 1940's and 50's. It is really an unusual looking tractor, because the engine is in the back, allowing excellent an unobstructed field of vision of the implements, which are mounted on the BELLY of the tractor. Toolbars and implements are easily and quickly changed (especially if you drop the implements onto a dolly which can be rolled in and out).

The tractor doesn't have a 3 point hitch system, and it's PTO is non-standard... This is not a tractor most people are using to plow or disk fields. It's really magic is when it is used for seeding and cultivating.

It's nearest competitor is probably the Farmall "Cub", but... for me, the "G" is far better, simply because you are placed so close to the seeding and weeding implements you are using, allowing you to catch seeding snafu's and get closer in your mechanical cultivation.

Although they haven't made Allis-Chalmers "G" tractors in decades, you can find them for very cheap, often abandoned in back fields, with long-since siezed motors. (We advertised in the local paper to get one and "asked around" for another).

We paid under $1000 for both our "G" tractors. One actually had a running engine which I wasted a lot of time constantly fiddling with before I gave up and converted it to electric. Now, with these instructions, YOU TOO can rebuild an old stinky "G" into an efficient electric tractor that runs on pennies a day for decades longer.

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OK this is weird turn an AC G into an electric tractor?
« on: July 30, 2011, 01:06:49 PM »

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Re: OK this is weird turn an AC G into an electric tractor?
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2011, 05:49:54 PM »
Interesting tractor, stupid video
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Re: OK this is weird turn an AC G into an electric tractor?
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2011, 08:10:46 PM »
That's why I didn't post the video.
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Re: OK this is weird turn an AC G into an electric tractor?
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2011, 08:41:39 AM »
odd, he brags about doing all of his farming with it. what farming? i did not see any. i would bet the vast majority is done by hand. those are good for only two things. planting crops in rows 2 rows at a time and cultivating those same two rows. tillage is not at strong point. if there was any real advantage to them they would still be making something like them rather than disappearing  like they did 50 years ago. swithching them to electric will not suddenly make them great or change the world.
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Re: OK this is weird turn an AC G into an electric tractor?
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2011, 10:08:29 AM »
That's what was so funny about it. Turning an abortion into an abortion.
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Re: OK this is weird turn an AC G into an electric tractor?
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2011, 03:33:23 AM »
You know if there truly wanted to be green they should have got a mule or draught horse. My FIL always claimed he could only plow with a mule. I tend to believe this judging by how lose the steering was on his tractors
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