What kind of vehicle are you operating that has a hydro that works like this, I’ve run a lot of heavy equipment with hydro transmission and there is no way I’d want one in a sport vehicleI did say if they were to perfect it as there are many advantages.
HSTs offer many important advantages over other forms of power transmission.
Depending on its configuration, an HST:
- transmits high power in a compact size
- exhibits low inertia
- operates efficiently over a wide range of torque-to-speed ratios
- maintains controlled speed (even in reverse) regardless of load, within design limits
- maintains a preset speed accurately against driving or braking loads
- can transmit power from a single prime mover to multiple locations, even if position and orientation of the locations changes
- can remain stalled and undamaged under full load at low power loss
- does not creep at zero speed
- provides faster response than mechanical or electromechanical transmissions of comparable rating, and
- can provide dynamic braking.
#1 problem is going to be heat
#2efficeincy It’s going to take a lot of ponies to get a hydro to respond like a cvt or direct transmission
So I’m curious what vehicle you are thinking of when you say a hydro would be great
If you want one with hydro Kubota makes them and so does bobcat.