Inspiration Station: Solar Electric Tractor

Electric cars have two major downsides. One is battery weight; the other is range.

Neither, of course, applies to an electric tractor.

Weight is an advantage for a tractor because the tractor gets extra traction. In fact, most diesel and gasoline tractors have weight added. Range isn't a problem for a tractor because it rarely travels very far away from the charging station. 

Above is a video of Steve Heckeroth's Solar Electric Tractor model 12 as featured on We even get a quick tour of the solar part!
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Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.