Balls of Farming Fury

Designer Prithu Paul has quite a treat in store for you here. It’s a tractor of the imagination, one like you’ve never seen before, one made to work on the farm in ways we can’t fully imagine – because this is a tractor for the future farmer. Designed to work in the year 2020 AD, this tractor will work on an Earth in turmoil, one with “searing daytime temperatures” and harsh climate conditions for all. Hydrogen fuel based engines and embedded Nano systems rule the day, and a need arises for the common farmer to reprise his and her role.

This tractor works in a world that needs large scale seeding to be done in an extreme weather environment. SMART farming is no longer just a pleasant concept, it’s an absolute REQUIREMENT as the entire human race depends on it. This tractor goes by the name Deuterium, its name coming from the metaphor “heavy water” or D2O. This auto must be both powerful and stable and able to function to the utmost. Behold a list of specifics is here provided by the designer:

FEATURES
1. Multiple degrees of freedom in motion and body positioning
2. Onboard CPU, GPRS and sensor controlled motion path allocation for autonomous farming
3. Embedded NANO Solar Cells on the FRP body surface panels for harnessing solar energy
4. Strategic 360 degree light and Night Vision camera feed for 24 hour usability
5. Detach and deploy Roller Bots for topographic assessment, navigation and data collection
6. Vacuum Power Suction at the rear for pulling heavy farm equipment and ploughing tools
7. Retractable and expandable axial shift mechanism for adjusting ground clearance and length
8. Heavy traction tires in the front rather than back with a singular rear axis 
9. Ergonomic interiors, central ingress and egress for manual operations
10. Increased degree of freedom along a path due to front wheel shift feature
11. Hydrogen fuel cells for almost no problem of heavy and cumbersome diesel engines
12. A multi dimensional tractor for the future farmer

Designer: Prithu Paul

28 Comments

  • Arnold says:

    It's an interesting design, but I think it wouldn't be an efficient tractor for a couple of reasons. First the covers on the wheels, you should loos them, there just too many things on the field and a lot of mud that can stuck under them. The other thing is the arrangement of wheels, why did you put the big wheels in the front? There are reasons why they are at back, this way you will loose a lot of grip. When the tractor is pulling something the most of the weight is going on the last wheels, so I don't see the sense of making it smaller.

    • Scarletta Murphy says:

      This is a good design I agree, but I think it is entering the age of robots, like you see in futuristic movies, this would stand out too much. I think we need to keep the Earth natural and not metal and electronic.

  • Arnold says:

    It's an interesting design, but I think it wouldn't be an efficient tractor for a couple of reasons. First the covers on the wheels, you should loos them, there just too many things on the field and a lot of mud that can stuck under them. The other thing is the arrangement of wheels, why did you put the big wheels in the front? There are reasons why they are at back, this way you will loose a lot of grip. When the tractor is pulling something the most of the weight is going on the last wheels, so I don't see the sense of making it smaller.

    • Scarletta Murphy says:

      This is a good design I agree, but I think it is entering the age of robots, like you see in futuristic movies, this would stand out too much. I think we need to keep the Earth natural and not metal and electronic.

  • Mike Barnard says:

    A little bit of time looking at the physics of energy transfer between pulled and pushed objects would be very useful to you. Also, you might want to look at tractors that already exist with air conditioning, satellite radio, internet connectivity and GPS. While your tractor is definitely more aesthetically pleasing it unfortunately fails on the fronts of practicality and solving a problem better.

  • Mike Barnard says:

    A little bit of time looking at the physics of energy transfer between pulled and pushed objects would be very useful to you. Also, you might want to look at tractors that already exist with air conditioning, satellite radio, internet connectivity and GPS. While your tractor is definitely more aesthetically pleasing it unfortunately fails on the fronts of practicality and solving a problem better.

  • Cool looking design, but I think current tractors are designed and built out of necessity and plain usefulness, ie. simple drive train for reliability and power transfer. rear wheels for traction under load, stability, reliability from simplicity etc. All the rest is fluff. But once again. Yours is definately cooler looking.

  • Cool looking design, but I think current tractors are designed and built out of necessity and plain usefulness, ie. simple drive train for reliability and power transfer. rear wheels for traction under load, stability, reliability from simplicity etc. All the rest is fluff. But once again. Yours is definately cooler looking.

  • DinkTheMink says:

    The problem here is that the designer appears to have never worked on a real farm or ranch. This tractor would be useless in so many applications. Maybe this would work on the Moon where there is no mud but on Earth it would be useless pretty much anywhere but a golf course.

  • DinkTheMink says:

    The problem here is that the designer appears to have never worked on a real farm or ranch. This tractor would be useless in so many applications. Maybe this would work on the Moon where there is no mud but on Earth it would be useless pretty much anywhere but a golf course.

  • Its a good concept an looks the part but unfortunately I think the practical uses of this tractor would be very limited in a real working farm environment.

  • Its a good concept an looks the part but unfortunately I think the practical uses of this tractor would be very limited in a real working farm environment.

  • DaveH says:

    Comment part #1

    I farm in the Pacific Northwest of the USA. The single rear wheel is idiotic. It will compress the earth and crush any crops. There is a reason why tractors have four widely spaced wheels — you straddle the rows of crops with the row you are working on under the rig. You want the earth to be loose and cake-like, not compressed — inhibits root growth.

    There seems to be no power take off (PTO) and only the "Vacuum Power Suction" thing for implements. How are you going to power a tedder or bailer or brush hog.

  • DaveH says:

    Comment part #1

    I farm in the Pacific Northwest of the USA. The single rear wheel is idiotic. It will compress the earth and crush any crops. There is a reason why tractors have four widely spaced wheels — you straddle the rows of crops with the row you are working on under the rig. You want the earth to be loose and cake-like, not compressed — inhibits root growth.

    There seems to be no power take off (PTO) and only the “Vacuum Power Suction” thing for implements. How are you going to power a tedder or bailer or brush hog.

  • DaveH says:

    Comment part #2

    I am also into real-world alt.energy and Hydrogen is an energy rat-hole and solar, for a vehicle of this type is so far off the mark that it is not even a joke. We get, at high noon, less than 1KW per sq. meter. My tractor is about 50 horsepower — that is about 37KW. Because of a molecular quirk, there are more atoms of Hydrogen in a gallon of Diesel fuel then there are in a gallon of liquid Hydrogen. Suck it up hippies – fossil fuels are the way to go :)

    Design is an important thing to do but if I was hiring a designer, this guys resume would hit the circular file in about ten seconds. Part of designing something is taking the time to learn what the real-world needs are and coming up with something that will do a better job of fulfilling them. Designing is not just cool images.

  • DaveH says:

    Comment part #2

    I am also into real-world alt.energy and Hydrogen is an energy rat-hole and solar, for a vehicle of this type is so far off the mark that it is not even a joke. We get, at high noon, less than 1KW per sq. meter. My tractor is about 50 horsepower — that is about 37KW. Because of a molecular quirk, there are more atoms of Hydrogen in a gallon of Diesel fuel then there are in a gallon of liquid Hydrogen. Suck it up hippies – fossil fuels are the way to go :)

    Design is an important thing to do but if I was hiring a designer, this guys resume would hit the circular file in about ten seconds. Part of designing something is taking the time to learn what the real-world needs are and coming up with something that will do a better job of fulfilling them. Designing is not just cool images.

  • ringo says:

    this is not sultable for farming car!!!!
    it should be more windows for a farm warking car!!!windows is imporatant!!!!

  • ringo says:

    the big wheel will damage lots of plants….the closed body look like a tank….
    this design is function follow form…..

  • Tony says:

    i think theirs a way to keep both and still use droids and nature to work together little by little.

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