Prototype and Mule Vehicles • Prototype Sub-Components and Systems • In-House Testing

PTI was actually founded on building prototypes and our R&D support (read more about that here).  Over the years our shop space, engineers, and technicians have been utilized to complete numerous kinds of projects, from sizes that can fit in the palm of your hand, up to projects that haul on three semis.  With all of that said, it can be difficult to understand exactly what it is that we can do. Here is a breakdown…

Prototype and Mule Vehicles

PTI can design, build, and fabricate prototype and “mule” vehicles, primarily for the agricultural and construction industry.  Here are a few types of vehicles that have been built and developed at PTI:

  • Tractors
  • Sprayers
  • Combines
  • Bailers
  • Planters
  • Mowers
  • Backhoes
  • Graders
  • Dozers
  • Loaders

Our facility and staff are tailored for this type of work, as you can read about here.  We welcome these types of projects in all their unique shapes and sizes.

Prototype Sub-Systems and Components

Along with larger-scale prototypes, it is a natural progression to include sub-systems and components related to these builds.  These systems are quite varied in their makeup, including but not limited to:

  • Hydraulic systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Attachments
  • Implements
  • Mechanical components
  • Lighting
  • Power train
  • Operator station
  • Seating
  • Drive systems
  • Etc.

This list is just a sample.  Obviously, there are several different types of systems that can apply to a piece of agricultural or construction or equipment, and we have worked on more than we can count.  Whether the project requires working on these systems on their own, or altering/modifying them on an existing piece of equipment, this kind of work is right in our wheelhouse.

In-House Testing

This applies to both vehicles and any sub-systems or components. We are capable of providing short term or long term testing for just about any prototype we are working on, or one that you just want to send in.  This testing includes, but is certainly not limited to:

  • Lights out testing
  • Destructive
  • Non-Destructive
  • Power systems
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Electrical systems
  • New and unique sub-systems
  • Data gathering and analysis

This is an area, in particular, where we expand well beyond our agricultural and construction roots.  We can serve many different industries in this capacity, including but not limited to:

  • Consumer goods
  • Automotive
  • Off-road
  • Industrial manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Recreational products
  • Medical
  • Window and door
  • Material handling
  • And more

Reach out to us

If you have a need in this area, we want to get involved.  Click the “challenge us” button below and tell us about your project.  We are excited to get involved!

Dewesoft data acquisition with numerous attachments
16×30 High-power test cell