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Posted September 06, 2012 - 08:20 PM

Here are a few pictures of the deck. At some point, it has been rebuilt and the workmanship was pretty good.

Turns out tapatalk keeps crashing.....so I had to send them to me laptop to upload them.

The original decks were made of formed steel......the flat steel that was used to rebuild the deck is 1/8 inch steel.

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 10:57 AM

Okay got the batteries, not 100 percent sure where to hook the lift and light wires.
I have put the cables where I thought they should go based on my original hand drawn diagram for the original 6 batteries

Just don't want to hook it up and fry something!ImageUploadedByTapatalk1347206194.776218.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1347206219.887215.jpg

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 12:01 PM

One of the #6 cables is batt pack neg , the other is + 24 volt going to the front . A good voltmeter is a must for working on these . The two small wires would hook up to batt pack neg + 12 . The " small " diameter post is usually the neg but as you say , it is not worth the guessing . Use an ohmmeter to see which # 6 cable goes to the front batt compartment . Just takes practice :D
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Posted September 09, 2012 - 12:52 PM

Well hooked it up....have lights and nothing else. The meters on the dash are not getting juice, pretty much all is dead except the lights (I did not hook up the lift)...ugh..... I did print out the cheat sheet so when i have some spare time, i will start point on that.

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 04:30 PM

The lights will work without the disconnect . The disconnect , key , brakeswitch, seatswitch , RTN relay , and ckt breakers for main drive . The first thing to listen for is a click of rtn when key is turned on - this is a good thing ..
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Posted September 09, 2012 - 07:12 PM

Well... No click no nothing! Had to get my "mowing" mower running so I could cut the grass, so I had to stop on the E12. I did clean up the contacts on the brake switch and the po had removed the seat switch and straight wired it. I cleaned up that connection there as well. Where should I start?

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 07:21 PM

Hate that I have come late to this thread, after you have purchased your batteries. While reading through it, I remember that golf cart companies will sometimes have a spare set of used batteries that are cheaper than new and might have helped get you going. Anyway, next time you want to get batteries, check with one of the big cart companies and see what they have.
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Posted September 09, 2012 - 08:14 PM

Try bypassing the disconnect switch and the switch under the foot peddle . These both tend to tarnish and become unreliable .
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Posted September 09, 2012 - 08:31 PM

This comes from the GE Elec-Trak site and will tell you everything you need to know about troubleshooting your E12.

http://www.elec-trak...troubleshooting
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Posted October 11, 2012 - 12:12 PM

Just wondering if any progress on the E12 ?

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Posted October 11, 2012 - 12:53 PM

Got busy doing other things.....the cut off switch is working....I am getting power through.....something is not working in the relays/contacts....my back was hurting from picking up all those batteries and the weights from my aerator......once I have some time, I am going to pull the batteries back out and flip the tractor on its side and pull the motor off and clean it all up.......will see if that helps.
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Posted October 11, 2012 - 02:43 PM

It does take a little out of a person lugging weight of the batts. I got to playing with the electrolysis on a couple of E-T's and realized that a good job takes a lot of time . A really good job is going to take me a long time :D
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Posted November 09, 2012 - 06:54 PM

So what's the story on this now? Just found this thread. I work on golf cars for a living and the thought of batteries in a tractor is just exciting!

Trojan batteries I've found out seem to last the longest. US Battery in a close second. I see one of these in my future!
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Posted November 09, 2012 - 07:05 PM

Right now it is under the shed covered up. May be a winter or next spring before I am able to get to it. Thanks for the battery info!

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Posted November 09, 2012 - 07:07 PM

Oh no problem. If you have any other battery questions please feel free to ask.
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