Tractor driving across water

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  1. DCockey
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    DCockey Senior Member

    Video of a tractor on large floatation tires driving across water. It is using rotation of the tires for propulsion and steering. In 2WD the rear wheels can be individually braked which is used for maneuvering.
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  2. MikeJohns
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    MikeJohns Senior Member

    Imagine if you needed succour from maritime rescue, they'd never believe you :)

    Have you ever come across Amphibious Excavators ?
  3. SamSam
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    SamSam Senior Member

    I think New Holland doesn't understand how fish farms operate.
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  5. goodwilltoall
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    With a tractor like that i would take it apart with just the engine, tranny, wheels, and axles. Put it in the middle of a hull, extensions for axles, weld paddles to wheels, put seat back on n go

  6. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    I am totally amazed ;)
    One farmer is plowing water and a construction company is making holes in the water. We used to say that a boat is a hole in the water you pour money into it. They have discovered a way to pour money into a hole in the water without bothering to buy a boat.
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