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#1 DH1 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 13, 2010 - 07:47 PM

A really excellent article on Battery powered electric tractors. Must see!

The Elec-Trak electric tractor

BUILD IT SOLAR is the best solar energy site period. (IMO)

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Posted October 13, 2010 - 10:46 PM

Wow Doug.
I know New Idea best corn picker ever made IMHO.
Never heard of this tractor.
Must have stayed in the barn more than I should have.

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Posted October 14, 2010 - 04:46 AM

Hey,what an idea,neat.

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Posted October 14, 2010 - 07:35 AM

Thanks for posting the article

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Posted October 14, 2010 - 07:56 AM

Thanks for the interesting article! I am sure there will be more interest in these tractors as time goes on. Probably another case of something being ahead of their time. When I worked at the IH dealership in the late 1970's we had one guy who had an IH 95 electric rider. It was the only one they ever sold and except for replacing the batteries about every 3 years it didn't have any other major breakdowns.

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Posted October 14, 2010 - 05:01 PM

Thanks for posting that article DH1! There are some great ideas there.

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Posted October 14, 2010 - 05:18 PM

Doug, thanks for the article link. Mark, who wrote the article was one of the partners who started "Modern Electric Tractors", which is "METI" for short...the "I" being incorporated. Last I heard from Jerry, another partner (6 total), the company was stalled out. Partly the economy, partly because of disagreements between partners on their management decisions. They built a few, and I supplied the decals for them. I have communicated a lot with both Mark & Jerry while METI was still an active business. Below is a link to their web site. They are still available to contact. Their hope is to tie in with an established lawn tractor company to produce them in partnership.

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Posted October 14, 2010 - 08:23 PM

Doug, thanks for the article link. Mark, who wrote the article was one of the partners who started "Modern Electric Tractors", which is "METI" for short...the "I" being incorporated. Last I heard from Jerry, another partner (6 total), the company was stalled out. Partly the economy, partly because of disagreements between partners on their management decisions. They built a few, and I supplied the decals for them. I have communicated a lot with both Mark & Jerry while METI was still an active business. Below is a link to their web site. They are still available to contact. Their hope is to tie in with an established lawn tractor company to produce them in partnership.

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Just imagine if GE themselves stepped in and got these tractors back on the market again.




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