ESW Project - Universal Rotor
The Universal Rotor is a highly modular, high power (1 hp-100 hp) machine that provides rotary power to many devices. It can be mounted on a tractor or on a stand-alone mount - and can be fitted with a wide array of toolheads, such as wheels, string trimmer, posthole digger, sawmill, tree planting auger, slurry mixer - or 26 GVCS machines in total.
A good introduction video that discusses many of the aspects of the Universal Rotor and applications -
- Application to wheels from 2012 - Quick Connect Wheels
- Assembly procedure of modular wheel units - LifeTrac_6_Modular_Wheel_Units_-_Assembly
- Development Board - for implementation of Universal Rotor as Wheel Units for LifeTrac 6 - LifeTrac_6_Modular_Wheel_Units
- Application to Trencher from 2013 - Trencher
The goal now is for RIT - ESW to decide on what to do with the Universal Rotor. We have relatively complete documentation of the universal rotor build - so it would make sense to choose an implement for the Universal Rotor - such as a Pelletizer. See Pelletizer Disassembly Pictures from our recent trip to Farm Hack in New Hampshire.
Deliverables by early June