Paul Wheaton and Steve Heckeroth talk about Steve’s kickstarter campaign to help farmers get electric tractors for bulk prices. (Unfortunately, however, since this podcast was made, they’ve discovered you can’t sell items costing more than $10,000 on kickstarter). Steve talks about the different types of electric tractors that are available. Steve talks about keeping draft horses. Paul talks about using pigs to seal a pond. They talk about animal compaction. Steve shares about learning to tinker with electric vehicles. Steve talks about good battery maintenance. Steve talks about good battery charging schedules. Steve talks about AGM batteries. Steve would recommend a generator or auxilary engine for times of greater usage. Steve will start a thread on track tractors.
Discussing the podcast.
Podcast 600 – Permaculture Smackdown 23 – Renewable Energy – Part 1
196 – Rocket Mass Heaters w/ Ernie & Erica
171 – Sepp Holzer Final Notes
159 – Jean Pain
145 – Steve Heckeroth Electric Tractors Part 3
144 – Steve Heckeroth Electric Tractors Part 2
143 – Steve Heckeroth Electric Tractors Part 1
Podcast 614 – Permaculture Smackdown 26 – Media Retrospective – Part 2