It became official this week, our old gas-powered Allis-Chalmers G tractor moved under electric power! Never having done this before, and not knowing what to expect, the first few feet of motion were a thrill. We simply copied other people's designs and followed their instructions, but it felt like we were at the origin of the invention of a new machine. It works!!!
We are now at the stage of getting it ready to do some farming. As the Spring is late this year, with soils still being too cold and wet to plant, we have a little time to make adjustments and practice with the G. We still have to hook up the battery charger, build a box to cover the batteries, make some modifications for a few things that didn't quite fit, and modify some of our implements.
But we are ready to go. Enjoy the videos below.
Rebecca's first run
Rebecca in reverse
Rebecca second gear