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Posted October 05, 2013 - 05:36 PM

I wasn't looking to get anymore tractors but this one came up unexpectedly, I originally bought it in a package deal with 4 tractors and sold it a while back. Last week I found it was for sale and decided to buy it back. It is more or less complete and has no attachments with it.

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This tractor was made July 28th 1970 according to the serial #

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Has Elec-Trak tires on it.

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Comes with an Original cover.

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It is in good shape as far as rust goes, most are rusted bad in the rear battery box area. This one only has 3 small holes in it.

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Underneath.

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The wiring however is a mess, has no charger, some battery cables are missing and the are lots of cut, taped wires in it.

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Here's what the early electronics look like that were used in this tractor.

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This is what they call the Toaster, resistors in the speed control circuits.

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It is possible, parts are available to fix the original, "electro mechanical" or "click-clack controller", but you will spend time, $$$ and probably always be fixing it.

What I got this tractor for, since it has a decent body, not needing a ton of work, is put a modern electronic controller and charger in it. Most of the rat's nest of wires will be removed by using the new controller, solves lots of problems.

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This is just the start of the project and it's going to take a while but it is something that I want to do.

 

 

 

 


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Posted October 05, 2013 - 06:15 PM

They are pretty cool tractors maybe one day Iill sigh up for one



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Posted October 05, 2013 - 07:00 PM

Sounds like a cool project! I'll be lurking, waiting for updates!



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Posted October 05, 2013 - 07:54 PM

I've never seen the guts of one of those, thanks for posting pictures!

 

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Posted October 05, 2013 - 08:14 PM

Looking good Doug!

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Posted October 05, 2013 - 08:25 PM

Ya can't have too many......I keep telling my wife :D


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Posted October 05, 2013 - 08:45 PM

Looks like quite a short wheelbase on those Doug, or is it ?



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Posted October 06, 2013 - 09:29 AM

I was wondering why you sold it in the first place.... and then I saw the wiring pictures.:-)

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Posted October 06, 2013 - 05:14 PM

Today was a gloomy day so I removed all the wiring most of it will not be reused.

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At the same time I gave it a bath with the pressure washer.

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As you can see it now has less yellow paint on it.

Before

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I found some different parts used on the early model tractors

This hood has 2 cross bars, most have only 1

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The Power use gauge or amp meter has a shunt instead of a length of cable like most do.

Lower left corner has the shunt and it appears to be adjustable, later model tractors just used a 18" or 20" piece of battery cable as a sensor for the meter.

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Posted October 07, 2013 - 07:37 AM

Well, at least you got more paint out of the way so it'll be easier to stop the rust! Was the front axle set back to help with the battery weight up there?



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Posted October 07, 2013 - 08:20 AM

Wow Doug.  Lot's of work there.  Good luck with the project.  Thanks for the great photographs.



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Posted October 07, 2013 - 03:52 PM

Looks like quite a short wheelbase on those Doug, or is it ?

 

 

Well, at least you got more paint out of the way so it'll be easier to stop the rust! Was the front axle set back to help with the battery weight up there?

 

I believe that the reasons they moved the front axle back where

1 - to shorten up the wheelbase so the tractor turns tighter.

2 - to make space for the front mounted mower deck so it didn't stick way out in front.

 

Front mount, short wheel base.

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Mid mount, long wheel base

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Posted October 11, 2013 - 07:53 PM

Yesterday I ordered the Alltrax with a new main contactor.

Should get it in 2 to 3 weeks, I hope.

 

Here's a wiring diagram.

Attached File  Elec-Trak Wiring Diagram.pdf   27.34KB   49 downloads

 

Here's an installation manual.

Attached File  DCX_ET_Manual_fre.pdf   108.52KB   56 downloads

 


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Posted October 11, 2013 - 09:35 PM

Doug the Alltrax and contactor costs around $520? If yes, how much more has to be spent to get it up and going? How do you charge the batteries on this one? Just watching and trying to decide what I do with mine.

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Posted October 12, 2013 - 06:23 AM

Doug does the new controller pulse the ground or positive voltage to change the speeds ? How much difference it it compared to the factory way of controling it ? Maybe its time for the electrics to make a comeback




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