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#1 daytime dave OFFLINE  

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Posted May 24, 2012 - 09:40 PM

I got the Brinly plow a couple of days ago. I had to bring the E20 back to dad's place today and I had the plow and some other stuff to bring out there. Well, I was wondering what type of a job the Elec Trak would do with the Brinly plow.

I set it up on the sleeve hitch.

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Then I took it out to a small patch.

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I tried it in low low first, it went slow and sometimes the dirt did not flop over. It did pull well. The I tried the other low gear. It went a little ways and then stopped. Low low it was. After four short rows, it was getting pretty tired. I hadn't gotten to charge it overnight like I wanted, so it was certainly not a full charge.

Overall, I know it will do it. As for the plow, I had not adjusted it. By the way, this was the first time I plowed. I loved it.

Here is a short video.


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Posted May 24, 2012 - 09:51 PM

Thats cool!!! Those plows can be tricky to adjust. How many horsepower would that E20 be rated for at a full charge?
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Posted May 24, 2012 - 09:54 PM

The E20 is supposed to be 16 horsepower equivalent. It is 41 years old.
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Posted May 24, 2012 - 10:04 PM

Dave, It looked like you need to level the plow when it's in the furrow and polish up the plow body with a wire wheel. it will help it pull through the ground easier. I think you can pull it just fine when you get it dialed in. :thumbs:
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Posted May 24, 2012 - 10:07 PM

And also, sod is the toughest thing in the world to plow under. If you can kill the grass, it will plow easier. Good Luck Buddy..
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Posted May 24, 2012 - 10:09 PM

Good Stuff Dave, once you get it adjusted and set up right things will be much better.
You know you are probably are the only guy that has a Video of an Elec-Trak plowing a garden, I've searched and can't find any.
I see you have a sleeve hitch also would love to see some close up pictures, want one of them for my EGT200.
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Posted May 24, 2012 - 10:19 PM

Doug, I will get you photos next time I'm out there. Probably early next week sometime. I want it to plow as nicely as ET2!

Brian, thanks for the advice. I have alot to learn about plowing. I figure next spring. I would love to bring the E20 to a plow day.

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Posted May 24, 2012 - 10:21 PM

It would be very cool to see one of the GE's at a plow day...
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Posted May 24, 2012 - 10:29 PM

Doug, I will get you photos next time I'm out there. Probably early next week sometime. I want it to plow as nicely as ET2!


Dave you should have no problem doing as good or better than ET2, both tractors have basically the same transmissions, E20 has more motor, more weight, and more battery power than ET2.
The video I did was soft soil and that was full power, everything ET2 has, in a grass area it would not do as well.
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Posted May 24, 2012 - 11:49 PM

It's amazing how much less Hp it takes to use a shiny, tuned up plow. That said, the e-trak did a great job, don't be hard on her... she was working.

Thanks for the video!
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Posted May 25, 2012 - 04:36 AM

Dave, good job for the first time out. Not any worse than my first try. Best of luck with it!
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Posted May 25, 2012 - 06:57 AM

Dave, good job for the first time out. Not any worse than my first try. Best of luck with it!

Kenny has already said it all !
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