Low-Cost Electric Cultivating/Seeding Tractor Conversion of Allis Chalmers “G”

Project Overview

FNE03-472
Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2003: $6,490.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2003
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $3,560.00
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Ron Khosla
Huguenot Street Farm

Commodities

Not commodity specific

Practices

  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    Many small farms rely on older tractors, which can pollute and can also be difficult to maintain. The farmer will convert an Allis-Chambers “G” from a gas engine to an electric one, and will then develop materials so that other farmers can do the same thing. The overall goals are to reduce pollution, improve quality of life, and improve the power and versatility of the original tractor. The plans and instructions will be posted to a Web site and available in printed format for anyone to use.

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