The V-Tractor is powered by a Lombardini diesel engine , the tractor utilizes a unique two speed hydrostatic transmission utilizing one pumps and two independent wheel motors.
The tractor also has an 11 gpm auxiliary hydraulic pump to power attachments. The current tractor can power a 30 gpm water pump, 10 kw generator set, and cement mixer. A wide variety of attachments can be developed for additional applications. In field repairs can be made easily with a small tool kit. A simple forward reverse pedal engages the tractor with no gear changes or clutching.
New attachments being developed include a ground drive planter for planting a variety of crops from corn to beets. A utility cart for hauling produce and to aid in farm tasks. A spray system is also being developed for insecticide and fertilizer applications.
Currently, the tractors are going through testing and farming trials in Malawi, Africa. The next test will be in September 2009 in Malawi. Planting and fertilization training will be conducted at that time. This site will be updated regularly as to the progress of the tests and new attachments being developed. Click here to learn about The V-Tractor in Thondwe, Malawi.