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big bud tractor

2007-03-19 23:09:31.211568+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Got a couple of hundred acres to plow and a few hours to kill? The Williams Brother's farm's Northern Manufacturing Company 16V “Big Bud” 747 tractor. A hundred thousand lbs and 900 horsepower of heavy machinery:

The Williams Brothers use the tractor for cultivation purposes, pulling an 80 foot cultivator. The tractor can work more than one acre per minute, at speeds up to 8 mph.

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-03-20 00:01:10.606202+00 by: ziffle

On the other end of the spectrum: the Air Car - runs on compressed air and its internet and GPS connected!


#Comment Re: made: 2007-03-20 00:14:17.639108+00 by: Dan Lyke

Hey, cool! That link seems slashdotted right now, but here's MDI's page on the air car technology, and here's the Tata Motors air car press release.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-03-20 00:54:31.571093+00 by: ziffle

Actually I'd like to see it crush cars like bigfoot!

#Comment Re: made: 2007-03-20 01:50:54.427947+00 by: meuon

We rented a full size backhoe over the weekend, made more parking at the top of the hill by digging into Signal Mtn just a bit.. and now I have Tractor Envy. Wow. What a beast.