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chieffan - Mar 10, 2017 03:40 PM
July 2016: General Electric E15
I'd like to nominate my 1970 General Electric E15, I got this a few yrs ago in a package deal with 4 other GE tractors, attachments and parts. I sold most of the package off in including the E15. The fellow I sold the E15 lost interest in it and sold it back to me. This tractor was complete and not to rusty but the wiring had being butchered in it over the yrs, lots of spliced, tapped up wires in it. I considered it to be a good tractor for the Alltrax controller conversion, eliminate much of the original wiring and control circuits. Tractor was disassembled, cleaned, repaired, repainted, rewired and the new controller with a modern charger installed. At the same time I put on a new rear battery box that can accept the taller, higher capacity batteries. I had a mower deck that has 3 short fat blade motors from a mid mount New Idea tractor, that's why there Orange in the picture. I have the original tall skinny motors for it just haven't had time to rebuild, paint them yet. I have 1 good set of 6 x 6volt golf cart batteries that I put in it.
The E15 is now up and running with the mower deck on and is a surprisingly good grass cutter, the deck is rear discharge and seems to do a nice job. I have cut grass with it for 2hrs non stop and still had battery power to cut more. The new controller works good, lots of pulling power and it is amazing how slow you can get it to move even in top gear. The charger is automatic, you plug it in and walk away, when the green light comes on batteries are all charged up. I have a new seat coming for it.
Smooth and Quiet describes it best.
And here's a short video of it in action.
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