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#1 CRFarnsworth OFFLINE  

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Posted April 14, 2013 - 03:49 PM

Got my electric mower to the stage where it is functional.  Needed to use it for a while to find any bugs in the design. the entire yard didn't need mowed but I did it anyway.  Cut some of the tall stuff first to see how much it would bog down. It did okay. I'll play with it some more before I take it apart for cleaning and paint.  It's main purpose will be for show and tell. I'll pull it behind my "electric wheel horse' for parades and G.T. shows.  But I did want it to be useable.  it was certainly queiter    than my other mowers.   I need to make a cover for it which should muffle it even more. I'll post more pictures when I do the tear down and reassembly.    Rick

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Posted April 14, 2013 - 04:25 PM

Rick that is so... cool! Great job! And thanks for the pictures :thumbs:


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Posted April 14, 2013 - 05:05 PM

Good Stuff :thumbs:

Are you running a 12volt motor, 1 battery?

What are you using for a motor?


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Posted April 14, 2013 - 06:42 PM

Good Stuff :thumbs:
Are you running a 12volt motor, 1 battery?
What are you using for a motor?

The motor is a 12 volt pump motor off of a pallet mover. It was being discarded at work and they let me have it free. I called the manufacture for info about the motor. They said it is not designed for continuos use, but for me to be showing off with it should hold up okay. I had to make a shaft and housing in order to mount a pulley. It only turns one direction so I had to raise the driven pulley to match the height of the drive pulley. I had considered a 90* drive but ruled that out due to cost. So far the only expense I have incurred is a battery, pulley and belt. the rest of the materials and parts have been free.

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Posted April 14, 2013 - 07:18 PM

nice job sure looks like it did a nice job


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Posted April 14, 2013 - 07:52 PM

That is a very nice and quiet piece of equipment.


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Posted April 15, 2013 - 05:12 PM

I like the carriage  . The drawbar on it could be adapted to swing for an offset .  Thanks.


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 05:37 PM

Fabbed a cover for the mower . It's now ready for teardown , cleaning and paint.  Gonna have to hurry if I take it to a tractor show this weekend at the local TSC store.  Gotta go for now. The mean viscous razor toting woman I'm married to is making me leave the  man-cave and take her out tonight!

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 06:57 PM

Great job.  It sure looks great.  I'm glad to see it works too.  Thanks for those great photographs.


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Posted April 28, 2013 - 07:30 AM

That's pretty neat! I like your framework it is mounted on.


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Posted April 30, 2013 - 05:57 AM

There is a tractor/garden tractor show at the local TSC on Sat. May 4.  I am trying to get this project done in time to take it with us.  Started out with this pile of parts on Sunday.

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Posted April 30, 2013 - 06:02 AM

Got quite a bit done Sunday and after work Monday.  About two thirds of the paint is done. Hoping to do final assembly Thursday evening. Maybe Friday?  Rick

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Posted April 30, 2013 - 06:21 AM

Looks good. Cool project.

Good luck getting it ready for the show.


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Posted April 30, 2013 - 06:34 AM

That is going to look real good, Rick! Did you make those front swivel spindles? Those are pretty neat, like to have some like that.


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Posted April 30, 2013 - 07:42 PM

That is going to look real good, Rick! Did you make those front swivel spindles? Those are pretty neat, like to have some like that.

The front spindles, tires, and wheels are off of a Swisher ZTR . (Freebies)   Rick

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