John Deere Rotary Engines
Introduction / Military Rotary Engines Applications Brochure / More Information
the late 1980s the John Deere company made a series of industrial wankel
rotary engines of varying sizes. My understanding is that John Deere purchased
Curtiss-Wright's rotary engine program, did some development of their own, then
sold the rights to RPI (Rotary Power International).
Military rotary engines applications brochure
I first heard a rumour of these engines in about 1990. This is the first (and only) information I've ever seen
about these engines.
Further reading and acknowledgements:
Other relevant reading at Craig's Rotary Page (Please go via the INDEX
Other relevant sites on the Internet (Please go via the LINKS
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