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Posted September 01, 2012 - 08:06 PM

Here are a few pictures. It is dirty from being in an old shed.ImageUploadedByTapatalk1346547876.512764.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1346547895.188466.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1346547908.417684.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1346547926.235646.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1346547944.478423.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1346547963.390066.jpg


Model number is 26AF 12C(A?)

Serial number is. GP14559

Both numbers are a little hard to read. The P in the serial number may be something else but this was my best guess.

Update- I looked at the original bill of sale dated in April of 1972. GP 14559 Is correct.

Edited by sacsr, September 01, 2012 - 09:00 PM.


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Posted September 01, 2012 - 08:34 PM

Overall that looks in pretty nice shape and not really all that dirty. Too bad that the batteries cause rust in those.
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Posted September 01, 2012 - 08:40 PM

Congrats on this, are those batteries any good and/or easily replaceable? :confuse:

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 08:46 PM

They made some great attachment's for those I almost bought a Wheel Horse one but talked myself out of it

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 08:48 PM

Good question. Batteries in the GT are not good. From the bills in the folder they were bought in 95, so not expecting they can be revived. I am looking into putting 3 12 volts to replace it. This was one of my concerns in buying one......hoping that I can find some gently used ones.

So the big question is---- What type of replacement batteries do I need to be looking for? I am in no hurry so hope once I figure out what type of battery choices I have, I can find them at a decent price.

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 09:13 PM

Isn't there a member here with a few electrics? can't remember whom now, but they'd probably have a lead or two?.

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 11:11 PM

Isn't there a member here with a few electrics? can't remember whom now, but they'd probably have a lead or two?.


I believe DH1 has electric conversion tractors.A massey or amf i forget which.He would probably know.He might even have some eletracs.I think i seen a thread he had a couple he just got maybe 2 months ago.

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Posted September 02, 2012 - 05:07 AM

Looks not too bad, seems to be all there, a good starting point.
Pull the batteries an clean up best you can, baking soda and water works good for cleaning up all the spilled acid.
3 - 12volt Deep cycle batteries even from Wall mart is good enough to get it going, just check the height of the batteries, make sure you got a little bit of clearance under the seat.

The best place for info, specs, manuals is this site http://www.myelec-traks.com/

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Posted September 02, 2012 - 07:42 AM

The GT came with a folder of info. Interesting that the batteries have been changed 3 times since it was new. 1st new set was bought in 1979...cost per battery was $40.00. 2nd set was bought in 1989....cost per battery was $42.00. The third (and currently not working) set was purchased in 1995....cost was $55.60

This GT was purchased new in April of 1972. Price for tractor was $1531.10. Price for the 42" mower deck was $61.56. Total cost was $1,592.66.

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Posted September 02, 2012 - 08:55 AM

I found this ad locally.......was going to contact him to see if still available....right now just want to get it running s cheap as possible.

http://eastnc.craigs...3218335442.html

Here is the info on a comparable battery....may be too small

http://www.battery-u...alog/dcs-33.pdf


Will something like this work??

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Posted September 02, 2012 - 09:06 AM

These are the same size as Lawn Mower batteries. They may work but they are U1 in size.
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Posted September 02, 2012 - 09:37 AM

The batteries that it takes are six six volt batteries. It is a 36 volt system. You would need three 12 volt deep cycles to get to 36 volts. The six volt batteries are pricey. They are still in use in the golf cart industry.

Using three 12 volt deep cycle marine batteries will be a cheaper alternative, but give you less run time. If you plan to use it, you should invest in the six 6volt batteries, but that will cost a lot more, as they are about 100 each.

Keep us posted as to your progress. Once you get yours going, you will enjoy what some of us do. As Doug recommended before, go to elec-trak.org for lots of helpful information.
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Posted September 02, 2012 - 09:47 AM

It's better to have more amps instead of less. When you starve a motor for amperage it will get hot and burn up faster.

We had a big loader at the Rick quarry that had a V12 Cummins in it. It had 2 8D batteries, about 1500 CCA each, (24v System) it kept burning up starters, we installed 2 more on the other side and never had any more problems. It was the low amperage that causing the problem.
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Posted September 02, 2012 - 10:16 AM

There is a guy selling a set of 6 locally for $579.....I knew this going into the deal so this was no surprise. Just looking at options before I bit the bullet. I m also looking locally for the sealed backup batteries they use in the data business.....was thinking that may be an option.?
Have you found the one brand I better than another?

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Posted September 02, 2012 - 11:56 AM

The MIGHTY TEAL is an E12 . Since redesigning the rear battery box does not carry any stigma , it occured to me that 4 8 volt batts could go in the back and either a 6 or 8 volt could go up front . The built in charger was a little too < hot > but an extra cell or two may be just right . Just a little something to add to the legacy . I had a tetanus booster shot in March and had a " moderate " reaction to it . Time to get the hands dirty .
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