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#1 Titus OFFLINE  

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 08:21 PM

I was speaking with a nice man today on the phone who called looking for golf car batteries. ( I am the main mechanic for the local golf car shop). After asking what voltage he's looking for, what system he has, etc, he states that it wasn't for a golf car but for a tractor. Needless to say, I had to ask.

Well he said it's for sale and has everything shown below. He said he tested everything and it all ran, but will require batteries and the headlights rewired. Let me know what the fair market value on this is please. Thanks

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 08:33 PM

Peter I am no expert so will wait for Doug to show up. Mine was not as in good shape as yours...did not have the snow blower and I paid $350.....figured I was not going to find one this close to my house, so that went into my offer. After owning it, I would probably have offered less.....maybe $250.....mine did have the deck even though it was rebuilt.....going to be a serious learning curve for me in getting my going.
Since you know the electrical stuff , you would be way ahead of me. Also from what I can gather, some of these models are "better" than others.....again Doug and Sparky can help you there as well. I look forward to when I have time to work on mine.....will be a cool GT to take to a show, etc.

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 08:47 PM

I don't know what to tell you for value of whats shown in the pictures.
Biggest expense your looking at is the battery pack, for me where I am it's about $900. for 6 - 6volt batteries.
Biggest problem you might have is that the tractor doesn't drive properly because of something wrong in the control circuits.
Rust is the biggest enemy of the electric tractors from battery acid leaky out.

I can tell you what you have though and that is basically an E12, late model E12s were E14s. It has the simplest control circuits in it, that means less choice of speeds, 3 vs 5 to 8 in the E15, E16, E20 tractors. It also means less problems and cheaper to fix.

The snowblower is the smaller 38" vs the 42". Make sure that it fits the tractor. 38" snowblowers were made for the small frame tractors, E8 + E10. 42s were made for the large frame tractors E12 to E20, some 38" snowblowers were made for the large frame tractors when GE ran out of the 42s, this is probably what you have.

Check make sure everything works, the only way to do that is to put batteries in it, 3 - 12volts will get it going.
Factor in the cost of a replacement battery pack and decide what it's worth to you. ???
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Posted November 12, 2012 - 08:52 PM

Thanks so far :) Batteries I am not concerned about as I'm a trojan battery dealer. X6 new T105s would run $660 retail. I also have plenty of used batteries I can toss in if need be.

He told me he wants $700 for it.

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 08:55 PM

I should add that yours looks in better shape than my E12, less rust around the battery boxes and a near perfect seat.
Even the snowblower is near rust free. I have the same 38" unit made to fit the large frame tractors.
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Posted November 12, 2012 - 09:00 PM

Thanks so far :) Batteries I am not concerned about as I'm a trojan battery dealer. X6 new T105s would run $660 retail. I also have plenty of used batteries I can toss in if need be.

He told me he wants $700 for it.


See if you can try it with a set of batteries, tractor drive, charger, mower, snow blower, if it's all good and you can get batteries cheap then I think it's OK at $700 IMO
Try an offer.

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 09:15 PM

I'm going to ask him some questions on it as I know very little on these. $700 to me is a bit steep for a new to me toy. Thanks a ton for the info!

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 09:17 PM

Here's some more info of the E14

http://www.myelec-tr...om/GEZ-5919.pdf

http://www.myelec-tr...m/opa-74-26.pdf

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 09:20 PM

What defines an E14 is the serial number/model number plate . I can not see it but if it is there - OK . With the mower deck unplugged , if spinning one blade causes all motors to spin means the motors are in very good shape . The E14 is re-do to get the most reliabilty and get the E-Trak back in the limelite at the time. However the worth is only what the buyer wants it to be - depends on how much patience the seller has . My 3.5 cents worth.

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 09:30 PM

BTW How come guys with Bush Hog garden tractor like Elec-Traks?

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 09:35 PM

No idea, maybe it's something just being discovered ;)

I just found out about these Electric tractors not to long ago, and like them. Wouldn't mind getting one to play with :)
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Posted November 12, 2012 - 09:35 PM

They look good on the trailer together. :D

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 09:46 PM

BTW How come guys with Bush Hog garden tractor like Elec-Traks?

You can beat both these tractors with an ugly stick and the stick will lose :D
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Posted November 12, 2012 - 09:47 PM

They look good on the trailer together. :D

IDK the yellow one looks to be grumpy, but the Bush hog looks like a dog that wants to go for a ride! :D (If it had a tail it would be wagging a mile a minute)
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Posted November 12, 2012 - 10:00 PM

Titus if you decide to not buy this let me know. I would love to buy it for my dad, being he is a retired electrician he would love something like this. ( I would buy the batteries too though, he would die if he saw the price :D )

But If you decide to get it thats great too! Just thought I would throw that out there




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