Saturday, July 7, 2007

Of HeliTractors and HoverDeeres

I realize after I hang up with my brother that Ben is at the conference with him. Ben is an army engineer and a jovial genius. He provides solid logistics behind even my most outlandish ideas. I call back.

Today’s question du Jour is anything but outlandish: Is a hover tractor an impractical upgrade? His answer surprises me—after some back and forthing, we decide yes, absolutely. But a heli-tractor would be more fuel efficient. Fuel tanks at each corner and the ability to manipulate fuel flow between them provide stability while operating the front-end loader in flight, whether hover or heli.

And nothin’ hovers like a Deere.

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