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Re: have i been wrong all my life?

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John G. Hasler

12-02-2012 13:22:39

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Pull is not power. You can get any amount of pull out of any size engine if you gear it down far enough and give it enough weight and big enough tires. My 544 can pull anything my 560 can and then some. Why? 18.4 tires with 900lb of CaCl solution in each. Yet I"d rather use the 560 for field work. Why? Because it does more acres per hour with a smaller implement than the 544 can with a bigger one. Power equals force times speed. "Pull" is just force. A 1hp winch can outpull your H but you wouldn"t want to plow with it.

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12-02-2012 13:59:30

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 Re: have i been wrong all my life? in reply to John G. Hasler, 12-02-2012 13:22:39  
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Aw come on John......get that winch out and try it.....don't foget to post pictures.....LOL.

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John G. Hasler

12-02-2012 15:28:45

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 Re: have i been wrong all my life? in reply to oldtanker, 12-02-2012 13:59:30  
Can"t say I"ve tried it or even seen any pictures, but it"s said that plowing was sometimes done in Germany and England around the beginning of the previous century by using a large steam engine to pull a gang of plows across a field with cables.

As to seeing if the 544 can outpull a winch, I"d have to find something to rig the winch to that the 544 couldn"t pull out of the ground. I"m not sure I own anything that stout since the old elm died.

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