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Posted February 27, 2011 - 10:34 PM

Something different that looks useful.


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Posted February 27, 2011 - 10:59 PM

Thanks for posting Doug, Thats a great machine !!

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Posted February 28, 2011 - 05:50 AM

Thanks for posting Doug, Thats a great machine !!


Thanks for posting that , That was neat

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Posted February 28, 2011 - 06:08 AM

Looks very versatile. Has anyone calculated how much it costs to charge all of those batteries as opposed to how much gas it would take to last the same amount of time? I am not arguing the fact that electric power is greener but I am curious about cost of operation.

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Posted February 28, 2011 - 01:02 PM

the loader backhoe one was definitely a magnatrac converted to electric. When the batteries do need to replaced i bet its not cheap nor would one of those electric motors.
Im not ready to give up on gas and diesel engines but it is pretty cool.

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Posted February 28, 2011 - 01:07 PM

Looks very versatile. Has anyone calculated how much it costs to charge all of those batteries as opposed to how much gas it would take to last the same amount of time? I am not arguing the fact that electric power is greener but I am curious about cost of operation.


George, Did you notice the guys roof, I think the whole thing is a solar panel. Maybe, he's off the grid...

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Posted February 28, 2011 - 05:36 PM

George, Did you notice the guys roof, I think the whole thing is a solar panel. Maybe, he's off the grid...


If you are off the grid and all energy is made via green energy then it is definitely cost effective. I would love to have solar panels and a windmill but it costs an arm and a leg so it will be a while till I could do it.

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Posted February 28, 2011 - 05:45 PM

At approx 2 kw/hr recharge needed per batt times 12 batts times 8 cents per kw/hr , I would say still cheaper than diesel . Just a guess. If you can afford a machine like this the fun is free.

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Posted February 28, 2011 - 06:44 PM

That was a neat video, thanks Doug. His solar panel array was what he kept driving in front of. To put that in would cost a LOT. If he got a good deal and tax breaks, well then it's better and better. Solar is free, after you pay for the panels.:laughingteeth:




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