RT Wind Turbine Concept

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  • This project goes back to November 2009 IVT magazine  design challenge. The machine was originally yellow but I just gave her a new coat of blue paint. The challenge was how to make heavy equipment “green”. There really isn’t enough surface area on a frontend loader to bolt on enough solar panels to run anything. So I came up with the idea for a self-erecting wind turbine that could run power equipment on remote worksites. It could also be used for polar exploitation or remote military applications or even in local natural disaster emergencies like after a hurricane or tornado. I designed it to appeal to heavy equipment designers in a heavy equipment design magazine. If I were to build this in my backyard, I’d do a lot things differently…