May 22, 2008

An Electric Tractor

This is the first post from the recent trip to Modena, but don't worry, there are plenty of pictures of supercars still to come. This photo is from a collection of tractors which forms part of the Museo d'Auto e Moto d'epoca Umberto Panini, rather a contrast from the old Maseratis just a few metres away.

It's good to see that people have been experimenting with alternative power sources for things other than cars and bikes, and it brought to mind some of the recent comments on Dale's blog.

According to the details attached to the tractor (and assuming my Italian is up to scratch), the tractor is powered by four electric motors, each providing between 5 and 9.5KW. The motors are run from two 72V batteries, which give 480Ah of charge. The tractor weighs 4500Kg (the batteries themselves account for 1440Kg of that total) and has a top speed of 18Km/h.


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Where can we find out more about this tractor?

Posted by: neels de wet at August 27, 2008 02:57 PM

I don't have any more details on the tractor myself - I think the best option would be to contact the museum where I saw it. That's the Museo dell'Auto e Moto d'Epoca Umberto Panini in Modena. It's actually just the private collection of Umberto Panini and is based on his farm. There are contact details for the farm on their website at

Good luck finding out more about it.

Posted by: Adrian at August 27, 2008 11:35 PM

I have been looking all over the web for manufacturers of electric tractors. Perhaps Russians Ukrainians Chinese or other non english speaking websites are out there, but if any suppliers can sell me an electric front end loader and back hoe I would be interested,

Posted by: Buddy at November 15, 2010 11:17 AM

birojek at hotmail dot com

Posted by: Buddy at November 15, 2010 11:17 AM
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