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Posted November 16, 2010 - 07:54 PM

I would keep the charger off the tractor for your purpose. I imagine you will be parking it in the same place most of the time. If not, take the charger with you. I know PITA, but not really worth toting it around on the tractor as you have it set up. Unless you can make it much smaller.

I hope the controller works well. You have done a great job. Nice machine.

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Posted November 16, 2010 - 08:09 PM

This is a pretty amazing and educational project you have going Doug! You have done a great job on it so far and I can't wait to see the finished project.

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Posted November 16, 2010 - 08:17 PM

Going to try to get everything installed, setup, working before Saturday so I get it painted Sunday. I think I got almost all I need to finish except meters.
Fire up the wood stove Saturday after work and see how much I can get done over the weekend.

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Posted November 16, 2010 - 08:25 PM

Doug
You have done a great job here!
Can not wait to see the end product.

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Posted November 17, 2010 - 06:06 PM

I placed the order Oct 22 and received the goods today, finally, looks like they arrived in good condition and got what I ordered.
The foot pedal is a heavy solid unit, looks like it's well made built to last. I was worried that it might be some cheap thing that brakes easy.
The controller looks like it will fit in the spot I set aside for it, that's good, comes with diodes, pre charge resistor and instructions.
This is a big step in the project, the brains of the tractor, should make it smooth and easy to drive.

Reds going green

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Posted November 17, 2010 - 06:21 PM

Here's what it cost
Controller and foot pedal--$239.94
Plus shipping + exchange on the dollar + cost of the money order and postage + taxes and handling when it comes across the border= $367.96
That's what I paid for it, why go through all this, the cheapest thing I could find up here locally was $500.00
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Posted November 18, 2010 - 12:04 AM

Here's what it cost
Controller and foot pedal--$239.94
Plus shipping + exchange on the dollar + cost of the money order and postage + taxes and handling when it comes across the border= $367.96
That's what I paid for it, why go through all this, the cheapest thing I could find up here locally was $500.00


Doug
That is a very reasonable price for what you need to do. And parts should not be an issue.

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Posted November 19, 2010 - 09:57 PM

Didn't really do much today on it, figured out best position to mount the foot pedal and controller, looks like it's going to work.

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Posted November 20, 2010 - 05:36 AM

figured out best position to mount the foot pedal and controller, looks like it's going to work.

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That's good.:thumbs:

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Posted November 20, 2010 - 07:55 AM

I've been watching this conversion off and on and I can say Wow It's looking good.Can hardly wait to see the end result with pics of course.Keep up the good work and posts.Larry

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Posted November 20, 2010 - 08:45 AM

I can't wait to see it run... you can take a vid for us? right?

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Posted November 20, 2010 - 09:01 AM

I would love to see it run, on the other hand... if it's running... it's snowing... and I CAN wait for snow. (Still remember last year)

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Posted November 21, 2010 - 09:37 PM

I spent a good part of the day working on this thing was hoping to get some of the sheet metal painted but it didn't happen. Got the controller mount done as well as battery hold downs, as well as some other details, then took the chassis all apart to clean and paint. I got the steering wheel of this one without breaking it. The transaxle was leaking oil so I pulled it off, stood it up on 1 end, slit the case, cleaned the 2 surfaces and put it back together with some RTV. I just set the top case on the lower case with the bolts in snug but not tight to let it setup overnight, then tomorrow tighten it up and it should be good. Inside the trany looks good, even the detents are good.
Cleaned the anodes on the electrolysis tank and put another piece inside. I'm working on 3 tractors now, started on the MF12g I got back in the spring from "poncho62" and my latest Hydra with engine troubles. By the time all 3 are done I'm not going to have to many spare parts left. Right now there's part's all over the place.

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Posted November 21, 2010 - 11:40 PM

Right now there's part's all over the place.


I know the feeling....

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Posted November 22, 2010 - 09:19 PM

Worked on it again tonight when I got home, prepping more parts for paint, first piece got painted today, the black dash plate, only a small part but 1 less thing to do to finish.
Welded up 2 hoods both broken in the same spot up near the front where the lights go, they seem to always break there from the prop rod not being used.
Tightened up the trany case bolts up hope its sealed now.

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