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#1 DH1 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 15, 2010 - 09:35 PM

JD made 2 electric riders, back in the 70s.
JD90 were made 1970 to 74 and the JD96 in 75+76.
Looks like they had 3, 12volt battery's, 1 drive motor and 2 blade motors.
Here are some pictures from the web of the JD90.

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Edited by DH1, October 16, 2010 - 09:08 PM.
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Posted October 16, 2010 - 09:47 AM

Very nice machine. Is it running?

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Posted October 16, 2010 - 09:06 PM

Very nice machine. Is it running?


These are all pictures from the web I found.

Anybody have any pictures or info on these models?

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 12:50 PM

I had a 96 that I used for a couple of years back in the late 80's. It used 3 12v deep cycle batteries (group 24 size) that powered 3 motors; a traction motor under the seat, and one on each blade on the deck. It also had an on-board charger with a timer. Batteries, traction motor and charger were all under the seat.
The traction motor ran constantly once started. A belt/idler clutch setup controlled power to the 3 speed transaxle. I believe the transaxle was a Techumseh/Peerless model 750.
The placement of the batteries required a goofy offset shift linkage which was pretty sloppy on my machine; it was very difficult to engage 1st gear which was the primary mowing speed. I imagine this would have been a problem for others as well; it was a very poor design.
With fresh batteries it had a run time of over an hour, which let me mow nearly two acres with some hills.
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Posted September 13, 2011 - 11:26 PM

Neat machine there. Are you looking for one, or getting info for your next conversion?

Thanks guys for the info, it never ceases to amaze me how diverse this hobby can be.

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 02:49 AM

Looks like most of it is the same as the JD 68 I have. Pretty neat little mowers.

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 04:20 AM

Hey cool looking machine.

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Posted December 03, 2013 - 07:35 AM

David Apple of J.D. who had been involved in designing these mowers recently passed away . I was not aware of his involvement until recently ( alas )
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