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Old 02-16-2021, 07:07 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Oh, I forgot to mention we've got a lot of tractors, so a PTO generator might be the best option. We store up to 550 gallons of diesel (just had that quantity delivered 2 weeks ago), so that's plenty of emergency power.

Not sure how the throttle gets adjusted based on load. Perhaps a more modern tractor can adjust throttle based on load to keep the PTO speed constant?

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On a tractor, the throttle control usually selects the engine speed and a governor adjusts the actual engine throttle to maintain that RPM. PTO speed is pretty standardized. I think it's usually 540 or 1000 RPM?
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On a tractor, the throttle control usually selects the engine speed and a governor adjusts the actual engine throttle to maintain that RPM. PTO speed is pretty standardized. I think it's usually 540 or 1000 RPM?
We've got a 40+ year old Mitsubishi MT372 15hp tractor


a 40 year old John Deere 750



and a 50+ year old Allis Chalmers One Ninety


... almost forgot this old Ford. Don't know the model or year. It hasn't moved in a while.
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We've got power AND internet again! 6 days of outage.

It will probably be a week or two for my parents to get power restored. I spent the morning clearing their driveway and cutting debris into movable pieces. Still several days worth of clearing debris from the yards left.

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I finally got through to my brother['s wife]. They've been without power for six days running, too.
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It's hard to keep up, isn't it?

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FARK.com: (11186182) You know that photo of a helicopter ...
https://www.fark.com/comments/111861...eah-about-that
Dr Jack Badofsky: I'm not worried about it being from not-Texas, but kinda thought these windmills would have some better ice protection that having to have a 'copter spray stuff on them. Can't they do something similar to airplanes where they put the bladders on the wingtips? Keep reading. Wind turbines do have built-in de-icing mechanisms and the helicopter was a test in case they failed.
The lead story on Suspicious 0bservers was about Oregon, youtu.be/AnOE_X7PVOw?t=43
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if only someone had predicted the winters would turn on us like this
Meanwhile, things are looking up on Mars.
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We had a thread about that, or at least the lack of consensus. It got locked.

We're all just a leaf on the wind.

Scott Adams takes a victory lap. At one minute he passes a late model Airstream with a nice tow vehicle.
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Those are Norwegian turbines. The texan ones are not set up with de-ice since they never should go below freezing according to the owners of said turbines. AFAIK, there's more conventional generation offline than what all the turbines produce.

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