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Posted December 02, 2012 - 07:20 PM

Casey , I had developed a severe reaction to something when I quit using that E20 10 years ago . Turns out it was that particular color of paint from then Central Tractor .Good luck making it right . These machines do look very nice with a fresh paint job .
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Posted December 02, 2012 - 07:23 PM

Doug, I might just get a double seat for it someday, but not yet. The mower deck is coming off though, I don't have the real estate to turn that deck around, and no need a mower currently. As for a cart I have the Gravely one, so it will be good enough. Then the over the hood stripe I plan to omit, as I don't prefer it. Then the tires are not going to remain turf tread. I am using lug tires and tri ribs when all is said and done. Anyway, good effort Doug lol.

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 07:25 PM

Fred, so far I haven't reacted to anything, but still excited to get it looking as good as it performs. I will end up buying new batteries for it, thinking Group 29 marine batteries right now.

Unless I can score some tower batteries in the future.. as the old ones crapped out totally..

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 07:30 PM

So it's going to look something like my E12 ???
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Posted December 02, 2012 - 07:35 PM

I went to take - out tower batteries as an experiment to see how well they would hold up . At 60 to 70 amps mowing total demand they do well for 1.5 hrs . At drive need only group 29 should be OK . The plus side is future rusting should be nil .
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Posted December 02, 2012 - 07:36 PM

Ya Doug, something like your E12. Are those 23x10.5-12 Tru Powers like mine will be? LOL

I may win LOL

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 07:37 PM

So it's going to look something like my E12 ???
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What is that other Beast in the picture a MF14?

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 07:39 PM

Thanks Chris,
I reread the entire thread before resurrecting it and found a couple culprits that encouraged be to slow down, I'm a lifetime member of GTtalk... hmmm, wonder who that was lol.

I am not sure who that was, must have been that Mr.M character :D
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Posted December 02, 2012 - 07:41 PM

I went to take - out tower batteries as an experiment to see how well they would hold up . At 60 to 70 amps mowing total demand they do well for 1.5 hrs . At drive need only group 29 should be OK . The plus side is future rusting should be nil .


Fred,

I want the no rusting, that is why the reluctance on the group 29 marine batteries. I wish I could score more tower batteries, but don't want any huge investment of cash in good batteries. Those tower batteries are nice, and I would keep the ones that came with the E20, except one junked out on me while I wasn't looking, and the other two are probably not far to follow...

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 07:45 PM

What are tower batteries?
Casey good to see you back working on the GE, may get me motivated to start back on mine!

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 07:49 PM

I was thinking AGM when saying group 27 or 29 . They are availble at ~ 200 bucks each . This how I will go when the E16 gets a new pack .

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 07:54 PM

Ya Doug, something like your E12. Are those 23x10.5-12 Tru Powers like mine will be? LOL

I may win LOL

No there 23 - 8.50 x 12 New tires I got off of Kijiji, fellow bought them and never installed them, there 4 or 5yrs old.
Tires on the right are whats on E12
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Left is E12 with 23 - 8.50 x 12. Right is MF16 with 23 - 10.50 x 12
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Posted December 02, 2012 - 08:05 PM

I was thinking AGM when saying group 27 or 29 . They are availble at ~ 200 bucks each . This how I will go when the E16 gets a new pack .


I know I should spend a lot of money and just get 6 sealed 6 volt golf cart batteries.... but I really don't want to go to that expense... For as much putting around as I do / work I can make three 12 volt batteries last plenty long enough, just wish someone had what I wanted at a price I can stand... It boils down to why these things were parked, the batteries cost more than the tractor!

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 08:12 PM

I priced a Lithium battery pack for the EGT200 back in the summer.

36volt 200amp/hr

$5000. Canadian

Plus a charger and battery management system.

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 08:17 PM

regular non sealed golf cart batteries at sam's are about 90 bucks each, or to get the good sealed ones about 170 each... or something like that (Hear say from a friend).

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