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#211 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 06:46 PM

Great looking group you have there!

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 07:21 PM

Lucky you, to have snow to play with.
I bet it's a neat feeling, to walk up to ET, flick the switch, and gooooooo.

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 04:51 PM

No pictures today, it rained on and off all day long have to wait for a better day.

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Posted December 27, 2012 - 08:29 PM

ET2 is back on winter duty plowing the driveway, we got about 3" to 4" of snow. Put the 2 link chains on tonight and use it clearing the driveway.

This yr it has an extra 50lbs of rear wheel weights, 25 per side and the V61 front tires work great.


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Posted December 27, 2012 - 08:34 PM

Glad to hear the ET2 is earning its keep year after year.


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Posted December 27, 2012 - 08:35 PM

What, no pictures Doug?

Well, at least you got some snow down there. Just real cold NE wind up here.


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Posted December 27, 2012 - 08:37 PM

What, no pictures Doug?

Well, at least you got some snow down there. Just real cold NE wind up here.

 

Pictures are coming, need daylight.



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Posted December 27, 2012 - 09:04 PM

Another neat thing about using battery power is that the operator is more aware of the surroundings . People , other noises etc are more able to get his / her attention . If that wasn't in original sales brochures , it should have been :D

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 03:42 PM

Used ET2 today to plow the driveway, for the 2nd time this season. I tried a different blade this time (red) and it does about the same job the other one (yellow) did, no real difference.

This yr I have the gauges on it and I can see what the motor is drawing or how hard it is working.

Discovered that it takes a lot of amps to push snow with the plow.

3rd gear 75amps +, goes up to 125amps.

4th gear 100amps + goes off the scale, more than 150amps

I had being plowing in 4th all the time, tractor goes a little faster but I can now see that if I use 3rd gear it's easier on the motor and it will have more run time. I think I'll be using  3rd gear more often.

In the cold the motor doesn't heat up as much or as quickly as it does in the summer time.

I also learned today that pushing heavy snow is about the same load or amp draw as pulling a 10" plow through the garden.

 

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 04:34 PM

Hey Doug, that is awesome. I like that you now have gauges. What is the style of amp gauge? Is it internal shunt or external shunt, and did you notice any performance hindrance after adding the ammeter?



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Posted December 30, 2012 - 04:57 PM

Hey Doug, that is awesome. I like that you now have gauges. What is the style of amp gauge? Is it internal shunt or external shunt, and did you notice any performance hindrance after adding the ammeter?

 

It's external shunt, mounted in series off the battery, all the power for the tractor goes though it and you only lose 50mv or .05volts.

Not going to notice any power loss.


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Posted December 30, 2012 - 05:08 PM

Doug, is the ammeter before or after the controller? Or are you between controller and motor just to see the motor's amps?



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Posted December 30, 2012 - 05:10 PM

Doug, is the ammeter before or after the controller? Or are you between controller and motor just to see the motor's amps?

Amp meter shunt is right off the battery.


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Posted December 30, 2012 - 05:22 PM

I continue to be impressed by this project and your knowledge.  Excellent work!



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Posted December 30, 2012 - 05:25 PM

I continue to be impressed by this project and your knowledge.  Excellent work!

 

Heck most of what I know I learned by doing this project.






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