1977 - Volume #1, Issue #3, Page #07[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Idea In Farm Tractors
"It'll outshine any tractor on the market for clear, unobstructed visibility from the driver's seat," says Shanker, whose new RNS tractor incorporates several design features not found in conventional tractors.
It's equipped with a 380 hp. Detroit diesel Allison series (8V92 engine) and boasts 320 drawbar hp.
Custom-built production models will feature twin disc power shaft transmissions with 12 speeds and automatic lockup on a torque converter.
The tractor's hood raises hydraulically for easy access to the engine, transmission and all related parts. All parts are American made and readily available. It's also designed for easy servicing: "You can drop the transmission in less than a half hour," says Shanker.
Other features include:
Webster hydraulic pump (2 stage, 20 gals. per min.), 3 years or 2500 hr. warranty on all tractors; all gauges mounted on a panel to the right of the operator, including RPM dial, dual pyrometer.
Murphy oil pressure gauge, 2 water temperature gauges, gauges for fuel, amps, transmission temperature and air pressure, and an hour meter.
Specifications include: Weight - 29,000 lbs. with two-thirds up front and one-third in the rear; a turning radius of 27 ft.; 156.5 in. wheelbase; overall length of 22 ft., 6 in.; height is 11 ft.; and the tires are 24.5 by 32 Firestone deep treads.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, RNS Welding, Langdon, N. Dak. 58249 (ph. 701 256-5025).
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