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#1 Littledeere OFFLINE  

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Posted September 15, 2013 - 08:26 PM

Friend of mine went to a local sale,Said he thought I needed this to add to my collection.Never realy thought of buying one but they look pretty simple to work on.The batteries had been left in it so the bottom was rusted  out but the rest looks pretty good.I will have to do some testing before I get to deep.I think this would make a great ride around for the shows  

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Posted September 15, 2013 - 08:37 PM

The deck looks good in the photographs.  I'll bet when you fix the rust through you'll have a good show ride and a decent mower.


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Posted September 15, 2013 - 09:10 PM

Neat! Never heard of such a thing. How old is it?
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Posted September 15, 2013 - 09:12 PM

Neat little ridding mower, I have never seen one in person I don't know how many they made.

thanks for sharing, good stuff. :thumbs:


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Posted September 15, 2013 - 09:17 PM

I'll be watching this one...


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Posted September 15, 2013 - 09:17 PM

First one I have seen. Good score!


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Posted September 16, 2013 - 04:14 AM

Nice find. Those are probably very rare. A few more pics of the drive motor setup would be nice. 


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Posted September 16, 2013 - 06:00 AM

I believe they opperate like this, if I understand correctly;

Ignition switch to the left of the seat starts the drive-motor,

while the PTO switch operates the two blade motors.

 

I believe they did it that way, instead of using a veriable speed switch and motor so that it would operate like a normal mower with a clutch, brake, and gearshift.


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Posted September 16, 2013 - 06:38 AM

I believe they opperate like this, if I understand correctly;

Ignition switch to the left of the seat starts the drive-motor,

while the PTO switch operates the two blade motors.

 

I believe they did it that way, instead of using a veriable speed switch and motor so that it would operate like a normal mower with a clutch, brake, and gearshift.

That's what I understand too they wanted to keep it simple to work just like a gas eng rider

 

Looks like there was a total of around maybe 5000 with the 96 model also

 

The 90 was built from 72 until 74 from what I have read



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Posted September 16, 2013 - 07:51 AM

I've seen pictures before, neat little mower.

i just found out last weekend an old family friend scrapped a Wheel horse electric tractor. I saw it at a tractor show in 2012 and wanted to buy it, too much $$$ and didn't know it was his. He scrapped it about 3 days before I talked to him about 2 weeks ago

I shed a tear :boo_hoo:


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Posted September 16, 2013 - 12:32 PM

I've seen pictures before, neat little mower.

i just found out last weekend an old family friend scrapped a Wheel horse electric tractor. I saw it at a tractor show in 2012 and wanted to buy it, too much $$$ and didn't know it was his. He scrapped it about 3 days before I talked to him about 2 weeks ago

I shed a tear :boo_hoo:

 

I'd have been headed to that yard if it was only 3 days removed!  Stuff sits around for a while at our local yard...at least it has the last couple years, wtih an excess of stuff being scrapped for $$.  I'd bet I could go there today and find an old GT or car that's been sitting for a week or two.


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Posted September 16, 2013 - 04:54 PM

I know of one that is at the tractor graveyard.It has been setting inside mostly the roof is caving in,The owners grandson would like to get it out but grandpa would have a fit.Grandpa has sold and given me a few things but do not know what to offer.

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Posted September 16, 2013 - 07:21 PM

Cool electric. put the Cyclopes light on it.


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Posted September 16, 2013 - 07:24 PM

Great find! I like these electric mowers....I hope to get my GE running at some point!

 

Don I hope you can save that one!!


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Posted September 16, 2013 - 08:01 PM

I think this would make a great ride around for the shows  

 

Kenny,

 

I saw what all you buy at those tractor shows, and trust me buddy, this little 90 doesn't have enough horse power nor battery strength, to pull the size of the dump cart you need.  :smilewink:


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