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Tractor - LifeTrac 6

STATUS: We are currently on version 6 of the tractor. This is an articulated-steering, hydraulic drive tractor. It has a modular Power Unit and modular wheel units, and features a Bobcat standard quick attach.

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What's an early adapter? Describe unresolved outstanding issues.

What is an "early adapter?

Is there a forum or document describing with more detail the unresolved outstanding issues:

1. Redesign of loader arm attachment

2. Reduction in the size of the Power Cube compartment

3. Redesign of curl cylinder

Hydraulic system refinement to allow 3 or 4 power cubes.

Thx, wm pfefferkorn

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What are the exact criticisms? Is is possible to build an acceptable, functioning machine with the current design?


I also notice in the videos that the bucket and joints move extremely abruptly like it's on or off, no variable speed. Is this part of the design? Is it a problem? If so, is there a way to resolve it?


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I think it means this:

1. The bobcat attachment is new and therefore you must redesign the loader arm attachment to use the bobcat one.

2. The power cube compartment is too big for the articulated steering(probably) so you have to make it smaller.

3. The curl cylinder isn't a curl cylinder. A curl cylinder is the derivative in 3 dimensions of a cylinder, hehe. They are talking about the hydraulic cylinder that articulates the front loader.

4. The hydraulic system runs on one powercube so if you'd like to run it on more, you need to add a manifold to connect more lines into one.

I'm no expert on these things so take this with a grain of salt.

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I've just discovered this series of threads. I've been raised and worked on small Iowa Dairy Farm. I will look at these questions and answers, and offer experienced opinions & solutions :)


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