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John Deere, Spudnik team up to highlight benefits of electric motors

John Deere, Spudnik team up to highlight benefits of electric motors

[ad_1] John Deere is offering an Electric Variable Transmission (EVT) on its larger 8 and 9 series model tractors that replaces a standard mechanical variable transmission with electric motors. Now, they’re partnering with Spudnik to put the system to work on potato and root crop farms. Naturally, Deere cites a number of advantages to using its tech — including more efficient operation, infinite speed control, reduced maintenance requirements, and superior torque delivery “to the wheels.” The ag equipment experts at Agriland, however, cite yet another benefit to the EVT that’s often overlooked: off-boarding. “(One of) the virtues of this (EVT) approach is getting power to the wheels … but another notable benefit of this arrangement is that an electrical power source is readily available to drive implements, which is now generally referred to as off-boarding,” writes Justin Roberts. “The various driveshafts and belts on a trailed machine, such as a baler, can be replaced with wires and motors which are lighter and do not require the heavy engineering necessitated by tensioned pullies and the torque …