Group Title: Revista La Otra
Title: Tractor with "Y wheel" to the modern agriculture
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Title: Tractor with "Y wheel" to the modern agriculture
Series Title: Tractor with "Y wheel" to the modern agriculture
Uniform Title: Revista La Otra
Physical Description: 6 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Pernia, Maria Ofelia
Ycaza Valverde, Olmedo
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Guayaquil Ecuador?
Publication Date: 1990
Subject: Agricultural inventions -- Ecuador   ( lcsh )
Farm tractors -- Ecuador   ( lcsh )
Genre: non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Eucador
Statement of Responsibility: Maria Ofelia Pernia.
General Note: Caption title.
General Note: "This is a translation from an issue that was published in Revista La Otra, of March 1, 1990. (Guayaquil, Ecuador)"--Leaf 4.
General Note: "04-10-90"--Leaf 4.
General Note: "Extraordinary invention of Ing. Agr. Olmedo Ycaza, is designed for all types of grounds and eliminates costs, the complexity in the work of seeding, the clearing of land and harvesting."--Leaf 1.
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Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 154308679

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Extraordinary invention of
Ing. Agr. olmedo Ycaza, is
designed for all types of
grounds and eliminates costs,
the complexity in the work of
seeding, the clearing of land
and harvesting.



A new invention that can
cause a disturbance in the
agricultural production has hit
upon, just minutes away from
Guayaquil, in the "Sitio Nuevo"
farm, where english and north
american executives of
prestigious businesses
converge, to perceive details
of "Y Wheel", which has been
developed and examined by its
own inventor, Ing. Agr. Olmedo
Ycaza Valverde.


The "Y Wheel" consists of
hollow conjunctions similar to
the mud wheels in which
construction details and the
combination of parts and spaces
grant the equipped tractors to
work on dry, wet and
overflooded land.

Instead of being like the
traditional wheels, those
tractors equipped with "Y
Wheel" can accomplish the
clearing of land, cutting of
vegetation and digging around
grounds. This kind of labor
usually is accomplished with
one or more instruments that
are used in the farm in
connection with the system of
haulage and force of the
tractor. In addition tractors
equipped with "Y Wheel" can be
converted and used for the
application of plagues, seed
sowing, plowing of new ground,
as a cultivator, fertilizer,
wheeler, bulldozer, plowman,

This adaptability to the
ground variation conditions and
the capacity to execute labor
with only one change of place,
permits the tractors to be free
on the limitations and expand
the action range, also gives
elements to the new

In effect to Ing. Ycaza's
common consent; these wheels
will logically compliment the
actual tendency in the
conservation of farming. These
wheels constitute as a cushion
to the expanded land of
unfruitful and undergrowth over
the land with remains of
leaves, bark of trees. This
cushion preserves the ground,
detains the erosion, conserves
the humidity and increases the

This antecedent comes back
unneccessary in the irrigation
for most of the cultivators on
short cycle, now that this uses
the optimism and
rationalization of the
advantage in the humidity of
the land. In other areas prone
to dryness it would sow the
seed only when the humidity
retained would be enough for
the cultivation projected.

This kind of work
represents at the same time a
logical alternative to solve
the problems of dense land.
Also, in other cases it permits
the sowing of seeds as a second
cultivation in a simultaneous
effect with the first harvest.


Ing. Olmedo Ycaza Valverde
the inventor of this wheel with
relation to the conventional
lines has the following
advantages: acquisition price
is moderate, confidentiality
when having the jobs
accomplished, major facilities
when it comes to repairs it
could be done in the same-farm,
labor capacity for these wheels
on the penetration of grounds
is greater, specially when their
is stumps of trees and thorns,
pulling on loads with powerful


Ing. Ycaza Valverde
indicates that in relation to
the construction of "Y Wheel"
we have two versions: The
stable one that all elements
that integrate this stay
subjected to the solder points;
and the demountable parts in
which the composure is adjusted
according to the bolts, with
the conclusion to compare the
possibility to graduate the
height of the knifes and the
effect to facilitate the
repairs and repositioning of
its parts, other than to
facilitate the adjustment of
its rings of one wheel for
change of place over the high
roads or cemented pavements.

On either versions we have
foreseen the possibility of
increasing the superficial
ground contact when the
conditions require it. During
the assembling of the wheelshoe
to the knifes and shoe and the
adjusting of the exterior rings
to the uniting of circular

bands, metallics or synthetics.


Emphatic and with
assurance of the benefits of
his inventions, Ing. Ycaza
points out that "Y Wheel" is
the potential dream of an
agriculturor to execute with a
maximum of two "passages" of 4
or more laborers (leeway of
stubbles, cushioning of land,
application of plagues,
fertilization, sowing of seeds,
etc.) eliminating the risks of
dryness and neccessities of
irrigation, under the
conditions most suitable to
ones interest and an impressive
low cost.

Praise by the FAO

The inventor of "Wheel Y" is Ing. Olmedo Ycaza Valverde (from
Ycaza de los Rios), he is 60 years old, son of Coronel Octavio
Ycaza and Mrs. America Velverde de Ycaza, he is married to Ingrid
Ruperti de Ycaza, and has 3 children: Ingrid, Xavier and Gisella,
and has 10 grandchildren.

He careered his primary schooling in Escuela Modelo 9 de
Octubre, secondary schooling in Colegio Nacional Vicente
Rocafuerte, he careered his professional formation in the
University of Guayaquil, where he attained a title of Agrnomist
Engineer also assisted specialized courses on farming mechanism in

He coursed his technical directions in the National Banana
Program, which was born as the National Association of Banana
Growers (ANBE), in conjunction with the Administration of The
Banana Defense Campaign.

He has always managed large farming businesses in which solved
all kinds of problems that were in his reach.

At the present time lives in his farm "Sitio Nuevo", located
just minutes from Guayaquil, by road or water, he seeds 2 harvests
of rice a year, with large proceeds. Works on his land without the
lending support of the BNF or private banking, he seeds and stores
his own rice produce.

Said farm is also a cattle raiser, and herdsmen, maintaining
technically, 1,200 cattle. Also existing is a shrimper as part of
the enormous farm.

One of his inventions is the BANENPAC system, for the
processing and packaging of Banana produce. He was praised by
technicians of the FAO and was recommended for the application
throughout the country for the National Banana Program, PNB.

Ing Olmedo Ycaza Valverde is fend of 2 valuable novelties.
One the publication of his thesis as a merit to the reward of the
University of Guayaquil; the other the embellishing that the
National Government would grant the medal in grand order in the
Agricultural Merit.


Maria Ofelia Pernia

Mr. Olmedo Ycaza with one
of his "sons" "Wheel Y", which
cost him 10 years of continuous

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traditional mud
in the long run has
ions when working over
umid and muddy grounds.
"Wheel Y" can work over
lumid and overflooded

This invention patented in
the U.S. permits the execution
of 4 or more labours, in almost
any kind of condition and at a
very low cost.


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