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#1 CRFarnsworth OFFLINE  

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Posted January 25, 2013 - 08:07 PM

I converted a charger 12 to electric. Now that it is QUIET running the loudest noise is an annoying rattle from the belt tension idler and linkages. I discovered the linkages are mounted on shafts that extend through the "tunnel" and are secured by clips on the other side. Using a shim on the clip side and some grease at the mating sufaces I  limited the side to side movement of the shafts. i also shimmed and greased where the linkages mated to each other.  Now the loudest noise is the hum of the electric motor and me smiling.

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Posted January 25, 2013 - 08:33 PM

Nice conversion. I see you were able to fit it all in there with that big lump of a Kohler still in the frame. Can you give us any more details on the electric drivetrain you are using?


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Posted January 25, 2013 - 08:38 PM

Nice conversion. I see you were able to fit it all in there with that big lump of a Kohler still in the frame. Can you give us any more details on the electric drivetrain you are using?

 

Looks like he has the electric motor in between the pair of Kohler flywheel shrouds.  Nice work!


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Posted January 25, 2013 - 08:41 PM

Ahh! Very clever. It keeps a stock look!  


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Posted January 25, 2013 - 09:12 PM

Yes, that's a smart idea, and nicely done.  Just gotta maybe try to hide the batteries a bit more, and

you'd be filling up the waiting room at the local Audiologist. Maybe a red decal on the batteries.

Very cool project. :thumbs:


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Posted January 25, 2013 - 09:47 PM

Yes very cool indeed, how long of run time are you getting with that setup?


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Posted January 25, 2013 - 10:41 PM

DH1   I can get about 1 &1/2 hours total of "quality" run time.  That is just run around driving with just me. It works well in parades pulling a  scaled down hay rack with grandkids.  At a tractor show a gentleman stuck his finger down the "exhaust pipe " and said I had never run the engine. I eventually raised the hood and showed him why.

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Posted January 25, 2013 - 10:46 PM

That is just plain KOOL?


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 01:13 AM

Very nice job and I like the way you shrouded the motor.


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 07:44 AM

Bet it gets lots of look overs at the shows, nice conversion and a great conversation starter.

Congrats on losing the rattle.
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Posted January 26, 2013 - 08:16 AM

One of the best conversions I've ever seen. At 65 with 40 years of lovin' my Horses, that is saying

something!

 

Great conversion!  :thumbs:


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 08:19 AM

So you made a QUIET sleeper.

What are you using for a motor and did you stretch the frame?


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 10:23 AM

Very nice conversion.

I have the same "noise" you are speaking of on a GT-14. The tension pulley is actually hitting the fender as it rotates.

Sounds like a piece of steel on a grinding wheel.....Duh, it is a piece of steel grinding.


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 10:43 AM

That is a really nice conversion!!!  :thumbs: Your idea of mounting the motor between the shrouds was just what the project needed to give it a finished look. 


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 11:57 AM

So you made a QUIET sleeper.

What are you using for a motor and did you stretch the frame?

It is a G.E. 24 volt from an electric lift truck.  The frame is stock.

I'll start a thread in electric tractors soon. Here's a teaser.

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