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Posted October 10, 2010 - 10:46 AM

Found this one a few years ago, would love to have one.

Model# 917.25790

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Posted October 10, 2010 - 11:17 AM

This thing has 3 electric motors in it
1- for drive
2- for the blades
Drive motor runs at 1 speed, no controller, transaxle is used for different ground speed and reverse.
Has 3 12volt deep cycle batteries in it, and was built on an existing lawn tractor chassis.

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Posted October 10, 2010 - 02:42 PM

I have never seen that. It looks interesting. Thanks for the post about this one. Really cool that Sears made an offering at the time GE had been on the market for over five years.

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Posted October 10, 2010 - 07:01 PM

Sears has always been good at throwing their hat in the ring after others have taken the risks and established a product in the marketplace. I worked there for several years just out of high school and saw that happen time and again. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed working there and I still shop there, but they're all about getting into every marketable venture that they can.

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 08:42 PM

Found another picture and a wiring diagram.

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 09:40 PM

Found another one, first time I've seen this one.

CRAFTSMAN ELECTRIC RIDING MOWER 32" 13196860 MANUAL - eBay (item 370211868683 end time Oct-28-10 18:51:24 PDT)

If you goto "SearsPartsDirect" punch in the model#131.96860 it exists.

Looks like Sears had 2 Electric Riding Mowers
131.96860 and 917.25790

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Posted October 30, 2010 - 02:01 PM

Couple more pictures of the LT36/E

Somebody spent a lot of time building this snow blower around a sears electric tractor.

Anybody have any info on these sears electric tractors???

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Posted October 30, 2010 - 05:32 PM

Wow Cool pics. Quite the home made set up. Looks like it works.

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Posted October 30, 2010 - 05:38 PM

With all that wood, they could use it as an amphibious vehicle also. :D

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Posted October 31, 2010 - 07:26 PM

I don't know if I like their little setup there with all the wood around it. Before I pass judgment though I am wondering if they had to do it to keep the snowblower fed enough snow, like maybe the ground speed with the transmission and being electric drive doesn't give it the correct speed to match what the blower needs?

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Posted April 07, 2011 - 10:12 AM

sure looks like a rube goldberg setup.

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Posted September 15, 2017 - 12:31 PM

Have one. Anybody have any info for these? How many are out there,, how rare, worth? mine runs great. A real neat electric tractor for its age. Any info will be very welcome. 






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