photo: Stubble busting 1961
Our Mission: To work cooperatively with others to promote and encourage conservation and wise use of natural resources.
WyEast RC&D has joined forces with Forth Mobility, Bonneville Environmental Foundation, and Sustainable Northwest to test out various types electric powered equipment, starting with electric tractors.
We are setting out to demonstrate the many benefits of electric powered equipment and to identify the best types of operations for this equipment. So far, 3 electric tractors have been purchased to get started:
2 - 40HP electric Utility Tractors and
1 - 30HP Compact Electric Tractor.
All units will be shipped to WyEast in Dufur to begin field testing, then remote data sensors will be installed to remotely monitor each piece of equipment. These tractors will be rotated to different farms throughout Oregon to test and compare with each farm's existing diesel tractor.
The first 40HP Electric Utility tractor was delivered to WyEast in late January, the second Compact Electric Tractor arrived in Dufur on March 9th. The third 40HP Electric Utility tractor is scheduled to deliver in May, this tractor will eventually be housed at the Crook County Fairgrounds in Prineville-OR.
Wy'East Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D)
Latest News - Electric Tractors Delivered
Shilah Olson, Wasco Co. SWCD District Manager and member of the Wy'East RC&D Council, test drives the 30 HP Compact Electric Tractor.
Here, Shilah test drives and models the 40 HP Electric Utility Tractor.
Wasco Co. SWCD
USDA Service Center
2325 River Rd. Ste. 3
The Dalles, OR 97058
Wasco County Soil and Water Conservation District (WCSWCD) and its partner, the USDA NRCS prohibit discrimination against employees, partners, and participants for programs, services and employment. WCSWCD and USDA NRCS are Equal Opportunity Employers.
Ph: 541-296-6178 ext 3
Monday thru Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM