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Water Wheel Generators
- A water wheel is a machine for converting the energy of free-flowing or falling water into useful forms of power. A water wheel consists of a large wooden or metal wheel, with a number of blades or buckets arranged on the outside rim forming the driving surface.
- (generator) someone who originates or causes or initiates something; "he was the generator of several complaints"
- A dynamo or similar machine for converting mechanical energy into electricity
- (generator) engine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction
- An apparatus for producing gas, steam, or another product
- (generator) an apparatus that produces a vapor or gas
- A thing that generates something, in particular
World's Heaviest Snowplow
During our quest for superlatives, we found the World's Heaviest Snowplow—Union Pacific #900081.
The Union Pacific Railroad designed and built this monster in the Omaha Shop. This rotary snowplow is the heaviest snowplow ever built. It weighs in at 367,400 pounds (166,650 kilograms).
Its cutting wheel could throw the snow far to either side of the track. The little triangle-looking thing barely visible on top of the blades is a chute that can be positioned to throw snow either direction.
This unit is not self-propelled. It is pushed forward at four to six miles per hour by three or four locomotives.
This baby boasts a GM/EMD 16-cylinder, 3,000 horsepower, turbocharged diesel engine that drives an electric generator which provides the power to turn those massive 12-foot rotary blades at 150 RPM.
A steam generator heats the cab, prevents the fuel and water pipes from freezing, and can thaw out the cutting wheel if it gets stuck.
The plow's engineer controls both the plow and the trailing locomotives.
This snowplow is 52 feet 2 inches long and 17 feet high. It was last used in Green River, Wyoming in the mid-1980s.
Water Wheel at Oak Creek~Sedona
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This is the water wheel at Crescent Moon Ranch by Oak Creek in Sedona, Arizona. falling water spun the wheel--it was used pump water to storage tanks and to power an electric generator for the ranch. The wheel was custom built and ordered from a hardware store "back east" according to the information at the site.
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