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Posted February 14, 2010 - 12:01 AM

I wonder if Cub, or any of the major brands will dabble in the ElectraTrak type tractors again,What was or were there draw backs, I've almost bought one several times, I need room for 50 tractors, to get what I want, my wife thinks I can pare that number down some, but it's tough

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Posted February 14, 2010 - 08:05 AM

They always say you can never have enough tractors.

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Posted February 14, 2010 - 08:54 AM

Friend of mine started a new electric GT company a while back, but the economy & the reluctance of his partners to put more money into it caused a collapse. Not sure if the business exists anymore. His partners wanted only to build one when there was an order, while Jerry wanted to have them built & ready to go. That lost them sales right off.
I need to find out where things stand. I made the decals for their line, but about 6 or 8 months ago, Jerry said things were awry & not to make his latest decal order. On their website which is still up, much info has been taken down. It was based on being able to use all the old GE attachments from the 70's, as there are still many usable attachments still out there. They also manufactured new decks as well. Here's the website:
http://www.modernele....com/index.html

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Posted February 14, 2010 - 04:37 PM

Seems like METI had a good idea. Too bad the economy went the way it did. Hard to get anyone to invest money now. I wish them luck and hope they can make a go of it someday. I remember seeing the article, in Popular Mechanics, when the GE Tractors first came out.

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Posted February 14, 2010 - 07:41 PM

Hi I think METI had a good idea updated versions of the GE electric tractors, I think Areins has one for sale at some Home depots, saw another one first hand at a trade show new ZEON by Hustler a ZRT, 42" cut $8000.Can. and I think there still a company in Cambridge Ont., Electric Ox, that ones been around a while but not popular, I saw one at another trade show 8 10yrs ago. It's the price, If you can make one for sale for $3000. I think it would take off.

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Posted February 14, 2010 - 08:05 PM

With the advancements in battery technology and prices dropping I don't think it is too far into the future for it to become reality with price tags competing with regular gas powered tractors. I am all for greener ways of doing things but I just hope nobody tries to take away things we already have.

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Posted February 14, 2010 - 08:15 PM

If you guys want to see something neat do a Goggle search for ( JERRY ELSER 917.25790 ) look for a Sears ridding mower.

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Posted February 14, 2010 - 08:35 PM

If you guys want to see something neat do a Goggle search for ( JERRY ELSER 917.25790 ) look for a Sears ridding mower.


Found nothing to do with a mower, just basketball, Volkswagon recall, & Sec. of State.

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Posted February 14, 2010 - 08:39 PM

I am guessing he might be using google.ca ?

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Posted February 14, 2010 - 08:41 PM

I just tried google.ca and it came up with the same results. I would like to read it so if you can post a link or more info Doug it would be appreciated.

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Posted February 14, 2010 - 09:10 PM

OK lets try this http://www.searstrac...r917.25790.htm

I guess this doesn't work, I found this 2yrs ago, saved it in my favorites it is a Sears electric lawn tractor made in 1974 sold in some of there stores. I'm not that good on the computer to know how to send this site that I have saved. Sorry.

Ok 1 last time if you go to http://www.searstractor.com/ home page
where it says changes to web site,
scroll down to (9/27/08 Added news article) click there you find it.

Yes it works finally

Edited by DH1, February 14, 2010 - 10:09 PM.


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Posted February 14, 2010 - 10:24 PM

Thanks for sharing the information. That's a great story! I don't remember seeing those mowers at Sears. I was only 18 in 1974, but I was a tractor nut, even then! I wonder if they were advertised in all areas, or just certain locations? Seems like something like that would really take off now. Especially if they could keep it simple and cheap.

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Posted April 21, 2010 - 06:06 PM

I think they are viable for consumers. It would be hard for a commercial application because of the long charging times, and they are $$. I looked at the Ariens and it was nice but I couldn't afford it. The older GE's, Wheelhorses, New Ideas and Sears are an affordable option if you want to go that way. Although the technology is dated, they work well and are built well. And the technology can be updated for those who want the latest in electronic controls. The GE's can mow up to 2 acres on a full charge. Parts are available plus they are just neat tractors.

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Posted April 22, 2010 - 07:19 AM

Hey Seabiscuit, If I haven't welcoed you to the forum yet... WELCOME....Great to see you over here and I hope you like the forum. Love the Loader Mike

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Posted April 22, 2010 - 03:56 PM

They always say you can never have enough tractors.


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