140821 Multi-Function Motors
I want to buy a chainsaw, and also a small petrol-powered 240 Volt AC portable generator.
[I also want to buy a motorcycle, or 50!]
But, in times of reducing our abuse of resources, and consumption, thus the equipment we have, I, me, the 'weird one' of the Australian forests asks,
- why doesn't a wise manufacturer produce a multifunction motor unit, that either has more than one function built-in, or is capable of having 'attachments' to increase it's usefulness, while at-once reducing the consumer's need to have more than one of, say, in this example, the basic central power system of a small petrol-fueled engine?
Sure, a chainsaw needs to be as light weight as possible, so couldn't have an inbuilt 240 volt inverter and such. And a generator couldn't have a chainsaw hanging off it's end.
But a bench saw could be designed over it!
However, there's no reason why a central engine unit cannot be designed and built to be switched, physically, from chainsaw to generator.
Farmers could benefit or at least like the idea, for their back-paddock work, etc.
And, other mechanical equipment such as liquid pumps, battery rechargers, even, well..., there are many possibilities possible to design into such an idea.
Even a motorbike! Hoho.....
On a motorbike with other functions, I designed, a few years ago, merely superficially, a motorbike that also had a 12 volt DC and 240 Volt AC generator/inverter inbuilt.
In mind only, I added other assets like an attachment for a fencepost hole digger, and other bits running off the rear wheel, when the bike's on it's on it's centre-stand.
GOD DAMN? A combine HARVESTER!!!
Aaaw? Too far? OK.
But, back to the basic idea, and the first concept, why don't manufacturers make something that needs the same motor, but can be simply attached to or with extra things, like a chainsaw or a generator, water pump, lighting system, kettle, stove [?], barfridge, hahahaha, why NOT?
Campers and Nomads would love to have a multi-functioning gizmo like this/these.
Damn sure I would!
Of course, I do know why they don't. It's basically because they just love making things, and things to sell consumers to fill their garages and sheds and back rooms , and eventually waste disposal facilities with.
So part of the cRapitalist agenda is to have people consume as much stuff as possible, because with each item, more profits. Simple, really, if not fucking evil?
And, of course, adding to the Eco-friendliness of such a multi-purpose beauty, give it the ability to be re-tuned at the flick of a carburetor switch, to run on metho, bio-fuels, vodka, water, and as many varieties of high-enough octane fuels as possible.
And, make as many parts as possible, out of recyclable and renewable materials – like – HEMP.
And..., add your own bright ideas HERE!:
Come to think more about this, it is ludicrous that 4x4 and not even 4x4 vehicles are not equipped with 240 Volt AC inverters and/or other gizmos as well?
So many people have essentially oversized car-motors sitting stationary for the larger part of their lives in their garages, doing NOTHING, when with an enlightened vehicle design/maker, they could be idling away supplying perhaps relatively cheap power to the camp, or house.
Sure 'pollution factors' and fuel costs have to be considered. But even as an optional extra for people who might have a practical need for it, these types off extras should be made available in autos, especially off-roaders and workhorses.
Some European auto makers have long time had vehicles which automatically, I think, switch down to using only two out off a motor's six cylinders when they're cruising etc.
So, as I dream about while sitting in back of the ute, diesel engine running on all four cylinders, charging my laptop computer via the ciggy lighter or the 240 Volt AC inverter I fitted, the ability for a vehicle's motor to be switched down to run on less cylinders, when only minimal 'idle-power' is called for, should be a 'must-have' for [some] vehicles today.
Maybe significant savings to air and pocket are to be had for cruising on less cylinders too?
Just a case of keeping the geek, hi-tech psychopaths out of the design's drawing rooms. These, like all mechanical equipment, have advantages by staying relatively 'low-tech' in design.
I know a diesel motor switched to idle on two cylinders would save me about $40 a week!
But I'm SHPESSHULL, aren't I mum?
Eliminating the extra vibrations though, could be a rubbery problem.
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