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#1 DH1 ONLINE  

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Posted February 01, 2013 - 07:09 PM

I put together this Video playlist of Elec-Trak's in action, thought some might be interested.

 

http://www.youtube.c...gaey85yU6YI4gqR

 


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Posted February 01, 2013 - 08:17 PM

I put together this Video playlist of Elec-Trak's in action, thought some might be interested.

thanks  Those are remarkable little power plants. I've been considering doing a more powerful tractor than the one i have and keep it simple without  the  f/r solenoids , switches and card.    Thinking maybe a cub 682/782 donor tractor  would be stout enough to handle a 36/48 volt motor and batteries and give me a hydro drive.   Rick



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Posted February 01, 2013 - 09:01 PM

Id love to have one of those! Such neat little things



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Posted February 01, 2013 - 09:07 PM

Thanks Doug.

Sure a good eye opener, to their capablities.



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Posted February 01, 2013 - 09:15 PM

Thanks, very capable machines and a good reminder that batteries aren't just for remotes and smoke detectors...

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Posted February 01, 2013 - 10:53 PM

Thanks for the compilation. The one with the kid in the tarp full of leaves is too cute. :thumbs:



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Posted February 02, 2013 - 12:05 AM

Well, suprised at two things here. One is the blower is quite noisy!  Tractor whines some, but figured electrics were more quiet, guess not?  Most of videos show a kind of pulsing movement when blowing. Push for 1 foot, ease up for 4" and push again, over and over. Zat operator or is that the way you have to use them. I was suprised the tractor with blade could push that strong and even into some big banks. Traction seemed more an issue for that than power.  I'll have to watch one mowing and see how noisy they are then. You can hear the motors bind down and work when loaded, much like a gas one, that keeps it kinda neat for us "Motorheads"!



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Posted February 02, 2013 - 07:19 AM

Thanks for the videos Doug.  It doesn't take much HP to push snow. It is amazing what a few HP will do. 



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Posted February 02, 2013 - 12:59 PM

Thanks Doug, Great bunch of video's you put together for us. Thanks!!



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Posted February 04, 2013 - 08:41 PM

Thanks Doug, great stuff there.

Glgrumpy: If you were thinking these would be SILENT.....they're not....but if you were measure the sound levels of an ICE and an Elec-Trak.....it's night and day.

The snow removal video by "WannaBee Farmer" is probably closer to how most actually sound, and operate in average snow conditions ( at least mine do ) .....I think some of the herky-jerky motions are just new owners trying to figure out the correct gear and speed settings to use. The OEM snow throwers are single stage, 42", probably a little under powered / mis- gear ratioed, and have ALL celebrated their 40-something-th birthday now.




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