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Post by BigBarney » Wed. Apr. 17, 2024 1:23 am

Here's where electric farm tractors have progressed to...

https://www.caseih.com/en-us/unitedstates/product ... ic-tractor

Depending on your use it could be ideal...

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Post by waytomany?s » Wed. Apr. 17, 2024 6:51 am

The Farmall 75C is a big step for Case IH as its first fully-electric tractor of this class, but with size-constraints on battery power, and owner preferences, it isn’t necessarily a sign of a company-wide shift anytime soon.

“The 75C is not going to replace a diesel — it's not going to be all electric or all diesel,” says Akel. “For people who this tractor's applicable for, that's what they'll buy. If farmers want to buy diesel, they'll continue to buy diesel. We're there to provide purposeful solutions for the customers.”
https://www.agriculture.com/case-ih-s-new-all-ele ... or-7968311

 
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Post by LouNY » Wed. Apr. 17, 2024 8:43 am

The price is still unknown at this time. It is only going to be a niche tractor for limited uses. Very few farmers will be buying this unit. It's buyers will be rich suburbanites trying to impress the neighbors. It is not a practical tractor for long work days or heavy pto use. It may be a decent chore tractor for use in operations of a couple of hours per day and that is about it. It will not be a tillage or hay farm unit. Maybe some of the horsey crowd that plays at farming will buy into it.

 
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Post by warminmn » Wed. Apr. 17, 2024 8:47 am

Worthless to anyone but a hobby farmer.

 
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Post by BigBarney » Thu. Apr. 18, 2024 2:27 am

Large tractors are in developement...Buy a tractor for your use...





Sending the electric tractor back...



Follow up on Solectrac...



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Post by warminmn » Thu. Apr. 18, 2024 8:26 am

They have to be able to pull a large load for 16-18 hrs a day and charge fully in 6 hrs between that to be useful as a full-time tractor during planting/harvesting time. Otherwise its just for hobby farming or dinking around doing little stuff. But if thats someones thing then go ahead.

This discussion has been had before as have most of these electric topics. I went into more detail in one of the past electric tractor topics.

When I see one being used here in the fields I'll let you know but it will be a long time.

 
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Post by LouNY » Thu. Apr. 18, 2024 10:50 am

warminmn wrote:
Thu. Apr. 18, 2024 8:26 am
They have to be able to pull a large load for 16-18 hrs a day and charge fully in 6 hrs between that to be useful as a full-time tractor during planting/harvesting time. Otherwise its just for hobby farming or dinking around doing little stuff. But if thats someones thing then go ahead.

This discussion has been had before as have most of these electric topics. I went into more detail in one of the past electric tractor topics.

When I see one being used here in the fields I'll let you know but it will be a long time.
Yep, just rich boys playtoy at this time.
My nephew has job that it would be ideal for, pulling a feed wagon through the barn everyday.
At this time the old IH 656 gas engined gear drive does it quite well,
so lets see a $4500 to $6500 tractor for an hour long job, between loading the wagon with the different feeds and unloading into
the feed bunks or spend well over $100,000 to do the same job. Gee, I wonder which one makes more sense and is more affordable and practical.


 
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Post by warminmn » Thu. Apr. 18, 2024 2:46 pm

Yep, and thats the truth! Too expensive for what you get out of them.

 
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Post by ColdHouse » Thu. Apr. 18, 2024 5:44 pm

I think I am going to get one. My 1963 Ford 4000 needs a clutch.
I bet the new one won't ever need a clutch.

 
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Post by warminmn » Thu. Apr. 18, 2024 5:57 pm

I bet it wont last 60 years like your Ford did either. Not even close.

 
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Post by ColdHouse » Fri. Apr. 19, 2024 5:13 am

warminmn wrote:
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I bet it wont last 60 years like your Ford did either. Not even close.
Ford still runs like a top. Starts right up after sitting months on end or years. Only issue is bad clutch. Like as in can't move the tractor with engine running acute crisis type of situation. Can't shift from neutral into gear with engine running. Can start in gear. So if you had a days worth of moving to do and could do it in one gear you could drive it.

 
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Post by warminmn » Fri. Apr. 19, 2024 8:02 am

I used a DC Case like that to load a few junk cars on a trailer. Lots of starting and stopping to say the least.
Doable for some things but I eventually repaired it as it was just bolts that came off somehow. I had assumed worse until I worked on it.

Im not familiar with that model but some of the Fords are good tractors. And a lot more affordable than a JD.

 
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Post by LouNY » Fri. Apr. 19, 2024 12:39 pm

I have to admit to being a bit spoiled;
my little one Kioti CK2620se is a hydrostatic trans, nice but a poer robber and a bit noisy,
the IH 574 is a plain 4 speed with hi lo and reverse,
a Branson 8050 which is a 3 range 4 speed with a power shuttle,
and the NH 8160 with it's semi power shift, 4 speeds in 4 ranges.
Then when I go over to the farm there are 5 power shifts, a couple with partial power shift then several geared tractors several of which have the IH TA shift on the go. Mostly Farmall and IH, with a smattering of Deere and a lonely Kubota (the least used actually).

 
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Post by warminmn » Fri. Apr. 19, 2024 4:16 pm

Dang Lou, you have my Oliver 70 beat all to heck! lol

 
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Post by waytomany?s » Fri. Apr. 19, 2024 4:25 pm

warminmn wrote:
Fri. Apr. 19, 2024 4:16 pm
Dang Lou, you have my Oliver 70 beat all to heck! lol
Those were on the rare side here. Friends uncle had one that the starter went in it an he would park it on the "approach" to the mow. Push in the clutch roll to the bottom and pop that clutch in 3rd gear and off he went. Used it that way till he ran himself over mmm maybe 18 years ago. He survived, but he sold the tractor.


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