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    Default Re: new tractor idea possibly....

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    instead of a typical vehicle / tractor. were an engine is all in one larger chunk. the engine is split into multi "smaller engines" per say. but just enough needed for a cylinder/piston. between each cylinder/piston a hyd pump. goal being a single cylinder/pison is enough to drive the nearby hyd pumps. to keep main shaft some what small.

    the main frame that supports all the cylinders/pistons for engine and all the hyd pumps. is honey combed or rather multi pipe welded together, to form the physical frame and help give enough structure to the main frame to support the forces being put on it. the main frame also triples as a large heat sink. to help dissipate heat from hyd oil. coolant (antifreeze / water mixture).

    front wheels located on machine move up and down or flip up and down. to allow adjustment of implement.

    with weight of the extremely long engine going across of machine, and then multi wheels in front. it would help give the extra weight on those front tires to help pull implements through dirt.

    multi front tires could reduce overall need for larger diameter wheels found on tractors and perhaps use of tires any were from 8" to 24" in diameter.

    am thinking treating each section like a separate machine, but with ability to connect these machines side by side. so if one machine was 20' long. you could keep adding the machines together to form something up to say 200 plus feet long with 10 total machines combined side by side. and then folded up for road travel and pulled behind like multi grain wagons or cargo trailers behind a train.
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    i been thinking about actual "FUEL" usage of some of these 150 to 500 plus HP tractors. and how much they consume fuel in a single day. with engine, tires, implement all being all tied together. there really is no room for a "operator station" along with a gas tank. and been thinking how many farmers have fuel tanks that fit in back of there pickup trucks, to wagons that hold fuel. and how many trucks now a days are 4x4's. and was thinking about make the machine without any sort of operating station / cab nor place fuel tank on the machine. but rather.....

    Turn a truck itself. into the cab for this machine when out in the field. were there would be a wiring harness that goes back to the machine or perhaps short wireless connection. a short tow bar that connects from back of truck to one of the front wheels on the machine. the wheel would have to be a special wheel. so when truck turned. the wheel would pick up on this with sensors and cause other wheels on this machine to turn slower or faster. to allow the machine to turn behind the pickup truck. and gas would be just pumped from tank in back of pickup truck right into the machine.

    when ya out of fuel your out of fuel. and just drive the truck to near by gas station or back to the farm were there is a bulk storage container of fuel. and then back to the field were the machine is.

    it is not like folks have not "customized" vehicles before. and pulled out passenger side seat, so a laptop or 2 could be placed and room for a computer.

    perhaps some sort of load sensing bar between rear of truck and this tire. so if truck gets going faster it a spring compresses and which then sends a single to cause all the tires on the machine to turn faster. and when truck slows down. the spring UN-compresses and sensor picks this up cause wheels on the machine to slow down and go to a stop possibly or go into reverse.

    perhaps a couple handle grips that just fit onto any steering wheel. so if you move left side one, it triggers a response for far left tire, and if you move right side handle grip on stearing wheel, it triggers far right tire on machine. and a computer does the math for all the tires in between in how fast and direction those tires need to move.

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    to above the pickup truck would carry a large storage tank of fuel on it. for fuel tank for the machine.
    the pickup truck would not "pull the machine" but rather act like a "tug boat" and kinda "guide" the machine were you want it to go. and leaving the machine to actually power itself.

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    Default Re: new tractor idea possibly....

    If you have multiple smaller engines, the railroads are working with that, too. They have 3-4 small (500hp ) diesels on one locomotive. They start up and quit as various amounts of power are needed.

    Railpower Technologies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "Genset" type locomotives, which are powered by between 2 and 4 smaller diesel engines each. The engines are computer controlled, with the computer stopping and starting engines on a rotating basis, as required to produce the horsepower needed at any given moment.

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    *rubs chin*

    i guess a vehicle really would not need to "guide" the machine along and could possibly drive off on side or perhaps behind the machine or any were in front of it. would just need something to act like a "fuel truck" for the machine. heck a tow-able fuel tank might work. hhmmsss.... then again.... having someone being in control of machine... and being able to hit an "emergency STOP" button.

    just thinking alone the lines of making "HUGE" 180 degree turns. to go right back onto the field or making large 90 degree turns.

    vs

    running to edge of field. setting down "transport tires" rolling down field 20 to 200 feet. pickup transport wheels, then go back across field. i am not to sure about this last idea.

    *shrugs off to something else*

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    if each machine is say 20 feet long. and you end up placing 2 or more machines side by side. for upwards of 10 or more machines. and dealing with hills along with just turning the machine. i would think there would need to be some sort of "sensors" either radio waves and antennas and a receiver on each machine. or perhaps some sort of "connecting joint" sensors. so main computer can adjust things as needed.

    i am think along the lines something like one of them compass balls. that tell ya North, East, South, West, along with what angle you are at, so you no how steep of a hill you are going up or down. but used with a shaft between 2 of them. and sensors all tied to a computer. so as one machine goes down hill and another machine goes up hill. and another machine wants to turn some. the sensor data should help computer adjust wheel speeds. to keep everything "straight" and going in correct direction.

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    i am not familiar with current age GPS and tracking software in many of the larger machines. i would imagine everything could be tied into the tracking software. so when a turn needs to be made or when machine needs to slow down or speed up. it either does it, or lights stuff up letting you know what to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcp View Post
    If you have multiple smaller engines, the railroads are working with that, too. They have 3-4 small (500hp ) diesels on one locomotive. They start up and quit as various amounts of power are needed.

    Railpower Technologies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "Genset" type locomotives, which are powered by between 2 and 4 smaller diesel engines each. The engines are computer controlled, with the computer stopping and starting engines on a rotating basis, as required to produce the horsepower needed at any given moment.
    cool statement! never thought about it, but having different cylinders turn on as more HP was needed...or turn off as less HP was needed. just trying to think though, of seeing a single cylinder diesel or even a smaller size diesel engine. problem i do not know engines. nor much else... *the more i know, the more i know i do not not know*

    the "genset" noting, has been catching me, more so after the pickup truck with fuel tank in bed of it diagram. but instead a "trailed" engine, with a large hyd pump on it. and just some hyd hoses ran back to machine. but by the time you get engine large enough. you might as well have a large huge tractor. and multi wheels on tractor or a tracked machine. hmmsss.. then again. na, something just tells me to shy away from a trailed engine with a large hyd pump on it.

    a train can have multi locomotives running one after each other and everything goes down a single track. i just do not see a farm machine being able to do that. other words a train and all of the cargo containers behind it. would have to be going sideways. vs going down the track. in order to deal with tilling / planting / fertilizing / harvesting etc.. you can only go so fast before dirt starts to become air born flying objects. or harvested goods start moving so fast and hitting things to point things start to smash and get pulverized into menace meat. and i am assuming why implements start to become wider and wider and wider. and MPH (miles per hour) stays roughly the same as tractor HP and weight go up in sizes with width of implements.

    if you had a tractor that could pull a 20 foot implement you would need 3 drivers. to obtain 60 feet width. if you had 3 of these machines that were say 20 feet wide, you would have 3 tractors/3 implements but only need one driver. if one of the machines broke down. you would still have 40 feet working width out of the 2 other machines to keep on going.

    am purely looking at years here on farm and farms around me. some years it rains some much. you have only a 1 day once a week for 3 weeks (3 days total) to prep fields and get crop in. and those years not everyone got a crop in. then on good years. farmers spending 18plus hour days working just the fields non stop in row to get crop in. and only so many implements large enough to be worth while and large enough tractors to pull them, let alone drivers for the tractors.

    if multi small engines are on this machine, and they turn on/off as HP is required. some implements would need less HP to pull them. vs others implements that require much more HP.

    sorry for jumping around (pretty much brain storming and going with what pops into my head)
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    say ya got 500 to 4000 acres that you farm. and need a way to easily attach different implements to this machine how would you?

    would implements, be able to be loaded onto some sort of trailer so they can be just pulled to field and ready to be hooked up to this machine? or would you trailer this machine back to shed. so you could unhook current implement, and swap over to another type of implement?

    i would imagine folks would want implements "folded up" so they take less space, and would be able to store the folded up implements in a shed.

    with current tractors and implements. long width implements can be all folded up and then backed up into a shed. un hooked, and tractor moved some place else into shed or another shed. most sheds i see just have a single large door opening on one side of the shed.

    but with this machine. you would need to drive up along side the implements, and then unhook truck, and then back up each machine to each implement individually? or could you keep 2 or more machines locked together. and backup all the machines at one time to hook up to implements.

    how many extra wheels would be needed per machine and per implement just to unhook from one implement type and hook up to another implement type? along with transporting machine and implements on the road?

    just showing little wheels around each machine for extra wheels possibly needed.
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    how would implements be attached to this machine?
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    just random drawings trying to figure out what would be best way to "fold up" an implement for this machine. ya i realize it would differ from what was attached to each section. but at same time trying to figure out what might work across multi implements. so same set of "cylinders" might be used to fold implements up and possible stay attached to the "engine / hyd pump" portion or possibly rear implement wheel section. to reduce cost of things or possibly save time for unhook / hooking things up.

    i am trying for what ever reason. to keep the "engine / hyd pump" portion of this machine. to keep standing up right. when things fold / unfold. and keep this section standing straight up. so oil does not go were it is not wanted within the multi engines.

    i think part of above, is due to reading posts of tractor roll overs and having to deal with fluids, and then my own use of small size engines like push mowers, and getting them to much at an angle and start smoking left and right.

    if it was possible to "fold" and tip everything upside down. it might make things super easy. and less likely human error when folding / unfolding things. but i honestly do not remember reading anything, that might allow for such a thing to happen. or what you might have to do. to allow such a thing to happen for an engine.

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    How Things Work: Flying Upside Down | Flight Today | Air & Space Magazine ok....

    so perhaps a unique common oil sump. and some sort of pumped injection system for fuel... would allow the "engine / hyd pump" section of this machine to be flipped upside and any way, so folding / unfolding could be done. and still have engine running or off. and still be able to start things up again without fear of damaging something...

    so for the "engine / hyd pump" section of this machine... there would need to be following pipes....

    cleaned air possibly air pump. to get air to were it needs to go.
    oil under pressure to be pumped into each engine section of this machine.
    oil not under pressure. (goes to tank / inlet on pump)
    coolant (under pressure)
    coolant not under pressure. (thermostat)
    hyd oil (under pressure)
    hyd oil not under pressure (goes to tank / inlet on pumps)
    diesel (under pressure) for fuel injection.
    wire harnesses

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    other things for engine / hyd pump section of this machine...
    --air filter possible 2 sets one on each end?
    --muffler per engine? or could you possibly pipe them all to a common pipe? do not k now about that, sounds like a lot of "back pressure" and large pipes needed possibly.
    --battery more likely a larger size battery.
    --alternator.
    --oil filter for engines
    --oil filter for hyd oil
    --overflow tank for coolant (antifreeze / water mix)
    --would there be need for an actual radiator for coolant? would it need be forced fan? or could a couple radiator cores just be placed on it. and have a pump push coolant through them?
    --same goes for hyd oil for a hyd oil cooler/s?
    --fuse box and relay box.
    --would a single starter work? if things were setup for one engine to start up from starter motor. and then for other engines to start up, the would use the engine already running?
    --would a starter motor be hooked up to a hyd pump. and each engine have its own "hyd motor" to start each engine? to reduce amount of stater motors that there would need to be? once another 2 pipes in the main frame?
    --it seems kinda silly to have separate engines and separate hyd pumps. could they both be combined into say multi small engines each with a hyd pump? and then no common driver shaft would be needed? or would that kill the ability to use a single engine to drive 2 or more hyd pumps?
    --i would imagine the fuel pump would be located on the machine itself. and it just sucked fuel from given fuel tank in truck bed. or would fuel pump be located on the fuel truck? and some sort of eletrical wires be used to adjust fuel pump?
    --would there be need for a small couple gallon fuel tank on this machine to just act like a "cushion" between fuel truck fuel pump, and fuel pump on machine? that way more wide usage of fuel pump on fuel truck could be had? perhaps this small fuel tank would be needed just to deal with machine being flipped upside down and every which way, when folding/unfolding.

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    thinking about different PSI and GPM. i do not fully understand variable speed hyd pumps. i have descent idea of hydrostatic transmissions. would setting things up. so there is a....
    ---3000PSI hyd pressure line
    ---1500PSI hyd pressure line

    and letting computer decided which line a hyd variable speed pump, pumps hyd oil into?
    and then letting computer decided for each hydrostatic transmission (per wheel) what hyd oil line to use 3000 or 1500PSI?

    that way the wheels that need the extra "torque" can achieve it, while wheels that do not need the torque to over come something could use the 1500 PSI hyd pressure line?

    or would just setting up a generic variable speed hyd pump, and hydrostatic transmissions. work across the board? and just let a valve play havoc on constant adjustments of how much hyd oil went to each hydrostatic transmission? and just let the computer turn on / off engines as needed to help produce more GPM and more pressure form the hyd variable speed pumps?
    Ryan

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    google "hydrostatic transmissions"
    google "variable displacement pump"

    goes over hydrostatic transmissions fairly good.
    http://www1.eere.energy.gov/manufact...ed_pumping.pdf

    another link that gets a tad technical for hydrostatic pumps and 4 different ways a pump and tranny can be connected together.
    Hydrostatic transmissions | Hydraulics content from Hydraulics and Pneumatics

    think "variable displacement pump" think hydrostatic transmission turned around. instead of hydrostatic transmission turn drive wheels, an engine turns the shaft and it produces GPM and pressure of hyd oil. vs hydrostatic transmission that uses GPM and pressure of oil to turn wheels.
    Variable displacement pump - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    odd ball link. about different type of engine type. *shrugs* something different than pistons and cylinders. it only got my attention due to simplicity of things.
    http://www.moller.com/index.php?opti...d=60&Itemid=71

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    been mulling things more and more over my mind, and can not get to sleep till i jot them down....

    multi engines and turning them on when needed for more HP, torque, GPM of hyd oil, pressure for hyd oil.

    most folks are more use to the the double acting valve / lever. for connecting to hyd cylinders on there tractors, (FELs, backhoes, TNT (Top N Tilt), raising / lowering gauge wheels on equipment.

    the electronic version (no hand lever) = (4 way proportional valve),

    each engine would have a "variable displacement pump" connected directly to it. move lever one way, and it produces more GPM of hyd oil at less pressure, move lever opposite direction and it produces less GPM of hyd oil at higher pressure.

    on inlet/outlet for hyd oil on the "variable displacement pump" a "4 way proportional valve" the other 2 ports on the "4 way proportional valve" would goto "hyd tank" and "pressurized hyd main line"

    also the starter motor. instead of starter motor connect directly to fly wheel on an engine. it would have a hyd motor connected to it.

    by switching the "4 way proportional valve" one way it would turn "variable displacement pump" into a "hydrostatic transmission" and in turn "crank the engine over". switching the "4 way proportional valve" the other way, (once engine is running), it will turn the "variable displacement pump" back into an actual pump. letting the "4 way proportional valve" go to neutral (center). and the engine would just idle and not pump any hyd oil.

    *rubs chin* ya i think i got above right.

    signed *UTH OH!*
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    *rubs chin*

    if going with above last post. there would be no need for a common drive shaft that goes through the entire width of the machine. the only drive shaft if you could call it one. would be between what drives the pistons and connection the the "variable displacement pump"

    and my mind just has not grasp all the components yet of an engine. so engine and pump could be made as one chunk of metal. or rather pump built right into the block / heads / manifolds on the engine.

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    i am still trying to grasp the over all picture of....
    more fuel to engine faster it turns = more RPMs more RPM's the faster the "variable displacement pump" produces hyd oil in GPM.
    changing lever on "variable displacement pump" can either give higher GPM at less pressure, or less GPM at higher pressure of hyd oil
    then hydrostatic transmission, changing lever gives higher RPMs at less torque, and changing lever other way can give opposite direction of travel for the wheel. when lever goes to neutral wheel "free spins"

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    i am still trying to grasp the over all picture of....
    if the hydrostatic transmission "outer body" is connected directly to the rim of the wheel. and then the shaft of hydrostatic transmission connects to support arms that hold the wheel in place. how do you get hyd oil to and from the hydrostatic transmission? is there a way to build a hydrostatic transmission so the insides are on the outside, and the outsides are in the insides... *if that makes sens*

    i suppose the hydrostatic transmission could be the support arm itself for the wheel. and the shaft coming out of the hydrostatic transmission could connect to the rim of the wheel. but hhhmmsss. i can almost see a lot of bending action and a lot of broken in half hydrostatic transmissions.
    Ryan

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