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#1 timtractor OFFLINE  



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Posted March 09, 2012 - 07:35 PM

:wave: Hey guys, I am in need of a little advice.

I have a guy that is in the process of selling me a Elec-Trac E15. It is the tractor, the front deck, the front blade, the rear grass/bagger blower, and a pull behind trailer, and the snowblower.

The problem that we are having is the price or value of the unit.

What price do you guys think is fair for it. He says he is selling the complete set up and all attachments as one unit.

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 07:42 PM

Tim sorry I have no clue but there are some electro- guys here-they will know.Hang on

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 07:57 PM

Tim, that grass collection system is not very common as far as I know. The blower seems to have a chute adjuster motor I haven't seen before. The front plow is a plus, and the whole unit looks to be in good shape.

Does it have operating batteries?

If yes and everything is in working order a fair price in my area would be 1,000 t o 1,500. Without working batteries to test things, I would go no more than 700 myself. Six six volt batteries will be close to if not 7 to 800 alone. It originally took 6 six volt batteries to make 36volts.

If you go look at it, try to bring three charged 12v car or deep cycles to test it. Make sure every attachment works. If something does not work, you have to be good with wiring and electrical work.

Sparky, Doug and Casey will surely post something here too.

Keep us posted and good luck.

Edited by daytime dave, March 09, 2012 - 07:59 PM.

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 07:59 PM

Yes, there are several guys here "in the know" of these electric tractors. One thing I can say for sure.....that's one heck of a package deal there! Very rare to find all the attachments that come with this deal.



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Posted March 09, 2012 - 08:26 PM

Hi timtractor that's a nice package you got there. Looks like an early production unit from the mower deck it's the first design. E15s were the fist models made.
I can't make out the serial-model #s, if you can get them I think I can tell you when it was made right to the day.

The grass bagger/blower is rare, you hardly ever see them. I would keep the tractor mower and bagger with the trailer all together for sure, makes a nice package. Are there any names or #s on the trailer?

The snow blower and dozer blade could be separated from the rest, the dozer blade was the most popular attachment.

As to what it's all worth??? I don't know.
New or good working battery pack adds a lot to the value and the less rusty the battery boxes are the better.
Someone else might be able to put a $ value on it better than me.

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Edit after doing some digging I can tell you the tractor was made on the 20th day of ???month in 1970.
On the serial# tag, the first letter in the bottom # is the month.

Edited by DH1, March 09, 2012 - 09:26 PM.

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 08:39 PM

I would think if you could get it for 700.00 it would be a good deal.

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 09:23 PM

The batterys have not been used for over a year but might be fine with a charge. The trailer has been painted silver. The owners father bought all the items New as a package deal. He has all the books and orginal sales receipts for it also.




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Posted March 09, 2012 - 10:52 PM

Here's what I'd do or at least attempt...tell the PO to get the batteries, if he installs them and the tractor works, and all the implements work drop 1K on it. Otherwise, I'd offer $650, you are buying a machine you do not know if it works, and it cold get expensive to rebuild, as well as all the implements...GLWP