The Waterloo Boy Tractor: Beginning of the John Deere

Written by Dave Cole

Waterloo Boy Model N 1916 to 1924

Anything that can be done onrepparttar farm by horses, can be accomplished byrepparttar 146904 Waterloo Boy Tractor.

The Waterloo Boy tractors had a water cooled, two cylinder engine that burned kerosene, a cheaper fuel for farmers to purchase. The transmission was located onrepparttar 146905 left side ofrepparttar 146906 engine, instead of in line or behindrepparttar 146907 engine. It had automotive type sliding gears,repparttar 146908 Model L and R had only one forward speed, while repparttar 146909 Model N had two. (Although bull pinion gears as an in field add on were available by special order for farmers who foundrepparttar 146910 need for more speed)

The Model R Waterloo Boy Tractor

Until 1919,repparttar 146911 Model R Waterloo Boy tractor was sold in 13 different styles, fromrepparttar 146912 A torepparttar 146913 M. Style N, which became repparttar 146914 Model N Waterloo Boy tractor was introduced in 1917.

The Model R was muchrepparttar 146915 same asrepparttar 146916 Model L, except thatrepparttar 146917 R was given a 6.5 bore whererepparttar 146918 L had a 5.5 bore, both had a 7 inch stroke.

A little over 8,000 Model R's were manufactured, including those shipped overseas.

The Model N Waterloo Boy Tractor

The Model N Waterloo Boy was manufactured from 1917 thru 1924.

It was known as a 12-25 tractor becauserepparttar 146919 tractor delivered 12 horsepower atrepparttar 146920 drawbar and 25 horsepower atrepparttar 146921 belt pulley, at 750 revolutions per minute.

The new and improved Model N had two forward speeds, 2 1/1 and 3 miles per hour.

Pulling a 3 bottom plow, or a 9 foot disc harrow, or 2 binders,repparttar 146922 new Waterloo Boy Model N had two forward speeds with a 6.5 bore and 7 inch stroke engine. It delivered 16 drawbar horsepower and 25 atrepparttar 146923 belt with an engine rpm of 750.

The outer bull pinion gear onrepparttar 146924 final drive was changed to haverepparttar 146925 teeth facerepparttar 146926 inside ofrepparttar 146927 drive wheel to decrease wear onrepparttar 146928 final drives and help shield them from dirt.

The Model N was an immediate success with almost 5,000 units being sold in 1918.

Waterloo Boy and Deere & Company

Notingrepparttar 146929 success ofrepparttar 146930 Waterloo Boy Tractor, Deere and Company's sales manager Frank Silloway began to investigate. The philosophy of upper management was that Deere and Company could no longer just manufacture implements, it was time to move on torepparttar 146931 business of selling tractors.

Hybrid cars with 250 mpg fuel mileage

Written by Ansh Shukla

Hybrid cars with 250 mpg fuel mileage

Is it possible to have 250-mpg mileage with hybrid cars? Yes, Bellevue auto visionaries’ thinks so. The people owning Toyota Prius and Honda hybrid cars are eyeing for an mpg of 40 to 50 then how a automaker claims to have technology that can give this high mileage. What technology they are using? Let us try to look at answers of these questions.

20 member team at AFS Trinity Power Corp claims to make this possible with their plug in hybrid car. On technology front, they are going to use flywheel to create and store power. Conventional cars use gasoline engine to powerrepparttar vehicle whereas hybrid cars use gasoline engine with battery support. However,repparttar 146776 claimed car will use gasoline engine, battery source with flywheel or a capacitor. The power load is shifted among these sources according torepparttar 146777 requirement.

The flywheel will helprepparttar 146778 car in two ways i.e firstly it will helprepparttar 146779 car inrepparttar 146780 time of acceleration and secondly it will absorbrepparttar 146781 power which is being wasted while braking. It will also helprepparttar 146782 car to use lesser number and lighter batteries. This will collectively help to reducerepparttar 146783 overall weight ofrepparttar 146784 car. Flywheel or capacitor is said to absorb power efficiently and quickly.

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