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Old 04-30-2013, 08:52 PM
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Default Re: Hydraulics - are they possible?

the returns would be far less than satisfactory in any attempt.
hydraulic motor is the definition of parasitic loss.gets worse with small hoses and fittings.
its quite an achievement to get 20 mph out of a 450 horsepower tractor pulling nothing but its own weight.
on the other hand,my 1952 cockshutt 40 horsepower tractor will go 20 miles per hour
on half the fuel.geared not hydraulic drive.

on motorized bicycles the less friction the better,chain is about the least friction you can get.

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