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Posted February 06, 2011 - 04:54 PM

Very nice Doug, seems to do very well in snow. :thumbs:

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Posted February 06, 2011 - 05:52 PM

Power Test Video, full power everything it's got in all 4 gears.
I drove the tractor up to a snow bank and tried all 4 gears at full power to see what it's got.
Driveway is gravel covered in ice and snow, tractor has loaded rear tires, 2 link tire chains and another 40lbs of weight under the seat. It digs right down to the gravel.
I finished plowing the driveway then did the power test so the batteries were not fully charged but they still had lots in them. You can see by my foot that I was using full power.
In 4th gear you can hear the belt squealing, slipping, something to fix.


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Posted February 06, 2011 - 06:12 PM

Doug, that seems like a very powerful tractor, looks like a home run in my book !!!

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Posted February 07, 2011 - 06:54 AM

Pretty impressive Doug. You done good building it.

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Posted February 07, 2011 - 07:44 AM

:ditto: You did a great job, Doug. Looks like there's plenty of power!!

Thanks for sharing the video.

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Posted February 07, 2011 - 08:13 AM

Thanks for the video Doug,that looks like it has all kinds of power.

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Posted February 07, 2011 - 09:06 PM

Thanks guys it's nice to have your work appreciated, this will be a ongoing project, testing, refining, trying different attachments, and hopefully an electric powered mower deck.
More updates to come.

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Posted February 20, 2011 - 11:06 PM

Another Video snow plowing, I shot this a while ago and I tried out my movie maker program to cut out some of the unwanted footage that showed no action, works good.


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Posted February 20, 2011 - 11:09 PM

Great Video

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Posted February 20, 2011 - 11:10 PM

That is an awesome setup. Good to see it working. I'm going to try my springfield with a 6 inch moldboard plow this spring, see what happens.

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Posted February 20, 2011 - 11:36 PM

That thing always amazes me. Lots of power & quiet. Good working tractor there Doug! :thumbs:

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 05:29 AM

Good video. Like Alan said,you just kind of expect to hear engine noise ,but it's quite.

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Posted April 15, 2011 - 09:52 PM

Another video of the Electric Massey, this is a summery of everything up to date, been using it all winter long for plowing the snow on the driveway. Done some more testing, beginning to find out what it can and can't do, planning on mounting the sleeve hitch for some garden attachments and the box blade for smoothing out the driveway.
Looking forward to using this thing for as many different summer chores as I can, so I can find out really what it can do.



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Posted April 15, 2011 - 10:18 PM

Very nice setup, your hillclimb looked like mine, I took the Springfield Electric up a hill like that with chains and snow on the ground. Did great in 1st or second until I got to the top, lost traction when I crested the top.

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Posted April 16, 2011 - 07:36 AM

Nice Summary Video!




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