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Electric Drives Find New Home on Ag Machines

January 18, 2010
By: Margy Eckelkamp, Director of Content Development, Machinery Pete
 
 

The demand for improved fuel efficiency, emission reductions and increased performance led AGCO to display a new concept vehicle. The ElectRoGator is a new kind of machine that displaces hydrostatic drive systems with electric drives.

 

 
This can provide increased acceleration and up to a 20% reduction in fuel use. AGCO representatives say that although the new approach to power is displayed at Ag Connect Expo is featured on a RoGator, farmers would be more likely to see the technology used on self-propelled windrowers and combines before a sprayer.
 
The electric drive can power: the engine fan drive, A/C compressor, air compressor, hydraulic pump, system pump and auxiliary power supply.
 
 


 

 
You can e-mail Margy Fischer at mfischer@farmjournal.com.
 

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