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#181 DH1 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 03, 2011 - 10:38 PM

Today I tried out the Brinly 10" plow on the tractor, plow is mounted to the sleeve hitch and a set of 26lb. wheel weights was added.
Tractor seems to have enough power to pull the plow, lost traction a few times, might need some more weight or a set of AG tires, right now it has loaded turf tires.
Still need to do some adjusting on the setup to get the plow to work properly but the main thing is that the tractor can pull the plow.

1st gear, no problem at all to pull the plow but awful slow.
2nd gear, seems to work the best, faster than 1st.
3rd gear, the motor is really working hard, it's faster than 2nd but I think the limit has been reached here.
4th gear, forget it, not enough power to pull.

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Posted July 03, 2011 - 11:02 PM

Will be interesting to see how many acres you can plow on a charge. Is there a reasonable possibility of converting a gt to electric

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 04:16 PM

ET2 got new front tires today
Vredestien V61, size 16 x 6.50 - 8"
Here's a thread about them > http://gardentractortalk.com/f12-garden-tractor-forum/vredestein-v61s-11453/

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 04:38 PM

How are they gripping?

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 05:42 PM

How are they gripping?


As you can see the driveway is all ice and the V61s slid around just like the turfs did on smooth ice until you run into some rough stuff then they seem to grab better, where the turfs would just slid over the rough patches.
I think these are a better tire for turning, need to try them out more to know.

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 06:35 PM

Have you considered having one of your older but servicable set of tires studded for winter use only. ask around a few tire shops to see if you can buy a hand full of bulk studs and do it yourself. just a thought. :wave: Rex

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 06:39 PM

Have you considered having one of your older but servicable set of tires studded for winter use only. ask around a few tire shops to see if you can buy a hand full of bulk studs and do it yourself. just a thought. :wave: Rex


I never thought of that, I just put chains on rears, this yr it has wheel weights and loaded tires, last yr was just loaded tires.

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 06:40 PM

Very nice addition to the ET2 Doug. Looks great.

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Posted April 29, 2012 - 06:44 PM

Update
Today I drove ET2 down to my neighbors pulling a trailer with a 10" Plow and a set of Discs in it.
He has a garden about 30ft x 100ft, he has plowed it with his farm tractor once about 3 to 4 weeks ago.
First thing I did was to pull the discs over it to smooth it out a bit, it was full of ruts.
Next I hooked up the 10" Brinly and tried plowing, the soil was dry and soft, my rear tires are turfs, loaded plus 20lb weights each side, I had good traction, some slippage but not much. This is the 2nd time I tried plowing and the 1st time I got it to work, plowed all of it. Posted Image
I tried different settings trying to figure out what does what and to learn as much as I could.
Next I put the Discs on and ran it over the whole garden, smoothed it out.
After I was all done I loaded up the trailer and pulled it back to my place.

Tractor ran about 2 hrs total, 1-1/2hrs+ pulling the plow and the discs. Pulling the plow takes everything it's got, most of it was done in 3rd gear, 2nd gear it goes a little slower but the motor spins faster.
Pulling the disc is much easier, can use 4th gear no problem.
I let the Batteries sit for a while, then checked voltage to see how much charge I used.
Batteries are down to 30% charge, 70% charge was used today, they were full charge at the start.

All in all I'm a happy, ET2 works for plowing plus I learned something about the tractor and plowing today.
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Edited by DH1, May 01, 2012 - 06:52 PM.

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Posted April 29, 2012 - 06:52 PM

That is AWESOME!! It did a great job plowing that!! You did a great job plowing too LOL. :laughingteeth: :thumbs:

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Posted April 29, 2012 - 06:52 PM

It did a good job! I wouldn't think the electric motor would be wrong enough to pull that, I'm glad I was wrong!

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Posted April 29, 2012 - 07:10 PM

Electric motors are super strong. That's one of the reasons why modern locomotives use diesel powered generators to power the locomotives with electric motors. Plus it eliminates a lot of drivetrain.
Yep Doug, she did great!

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Posted April 29, 2012 - 10:20 PM

Way to go, Doug. It did a great job in the dirt!

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Posted April 29, 2012 - 10:32 PM

That is great Doug, glad to see you having a ball with the ET2.

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Posted April 30, 2012 - 07:32 AM

Did a great job and had plenty of power. I'd call that a success by every measure.

Thanks for the pics & video Doug!




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