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Posted August 12, 2012 - 07:17 PM

Doug, I hope the salt works out for you, I have had pretty good luck with it. Let me know how it works out for you.

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Posted August 12, 2012 - 07:19 PM

Doug, I hope the salt works out for you, I have had pretty good luck with it. Let me know how it works out for you.


Batteries seem to be OK, how much amp/hrs or run time they have??? I don't know, just thought I'd try to make them as good as they can be, and last as long as they can.

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Posted August 12, 2012 - 07:26 PM

I hope you wear safety goggles while you do that stuff Doug.

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Posted August 14, 2012 - 08:39 PM

PLAYING

Today I hooked up some attachments to the E12 and tried them out.
Front Dozer blade with the angle handle
Sleeve Hitch with manual lift and a Brinly back blade.
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The electric lift for the dozer blade doesn't work and the cable on the angle control handle is broken so there just mounted for show. More things to fix.
The Sleeve hitch and back blade all work, I got to try them out a bit on the driveway, drive belt on the tractor slips in 3rd, works OK in 2nd. Sleeve hitch and back blade sure do stick out far, I think it would be better if they were closer to the back of the tractor.
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Posted August 31, 2012 - 07:14 PM

Doug I m picking up a e12 locally tomorrow ..... Probably way more than I can handle so when I ever get a chance to work on it ... Could use your help!
What are the problem areas to look for? (sorry did not mean to jump your thread)
Batteries are dead....

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 08:13 PM

Batteries are a big expense, some guys use 3 - 12volt instead of the 6 - 6volt.
Nothing wrong with doing that, you will have the same power just for a shorter period of time.
What I like about the E12 is it has the simplest and easiest to fix speed controller in it.

Problem areas IMO are
1 - Rust damage.
2 - Previous repairs that are done poorly, especially in any of the wiring.

Good luck on yours and post some pictures, inquiring minds want to see.

Edited by DH1, August 31, 2012 - 08:19 PM.

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 08:23 PM

How hard is it to take the front mower deck off? I plan on loading it with my bush hog on my 6 1/2' by 10 ' trailer and little concerned about weight. Thanks

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 08:32 PM

I don't know I never put one on or took one off but in this Video it shows that it comes off easy.

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 08:51 PM

How hard is it to take the front mower deck off? I plan on loading it with my bush hog on my 6 1/2' by 10 ' trailer and little concerned about weight. Thanks

I have had the support struts so badly rusted that unbolting from the deck was the practical way until shop time could be had. Same with the pin holding the strap onto the deck . I carry two crescent wrenchs and a sharp knife for such events ( oops ) . :D
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Posted December 29, 2013 - 06:47 PM

This one actually works but not very well.

Time to fix it so it works better.



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Posted January 12, 2017 - 09:27 PM

Update

I haven't done much with this tractor, it just kinda sits around, has no batteries in it now and is still in the same condition as before.  ???     To many projects and not enough $$$ or time.     So what to do with it.

 

Well, I have been thinking for a while now about building a dedicated GE pulling tractor for the Garden Tractor pulls, this is a good candidate for that as it is in need of lots of repairs. I do have a few spare parts, more powerful motors lying around and lots of time on my hands till spring.

 

And, I really don't want to modify/alter my other good working, mostly original GE tractors.

Gonna see what I can do with this thing with what I got.


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Posted January 13, 2017 - 06:57 AM

Sounds like a good plan!


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Posted February 01, 2017 - 06:41 PM

Doug when I bought the 8m, the guy said there was a local guy that years ago "dragged raced" a GE mower. They worked on getting more speed out of it. Ever heard of that?


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Posted February 01, 2017 - 06:45 PM

Doug when I bought the 8m, the guy said there was a local guy that years ago "dragged raced" a GE mower. They worked on getting more speed out of it. Ever heard of that?


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No never heard of that, what they most likely did was feed the motor more voltage and improve the drive from the motor to the trany.

Replace the 6volt batteries with 12volt, feed the motor double the voltage, 72 instead of 36, and it will go faster with more acceleration. 


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Posted February 01, 2017 - 06:49 PM

That was the first time I had heard of it as as well. I am going to go back that way again, will try to learn more.


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