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Posted April 27, 2016 - 02:26 PM

Today I worked on it again, got the lights finally mounted and the charger, I bought a ProMariner charger a while back, "ProSport20Plus" decided to put it in with the Alltrax.

All that is left to do is install the red reflector and seat cushion's which I need to get made up, aside from that it's FINISHED. 

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Problems I had

1 - the hole in the battery box that the wires go through was a little small, I would make that hole about 1" longer to make it easier to feed the wires through especially if you use larger or double them up as I did.

2 - the fuse block I had was n/g, there is the part that holds the fuse and the part that the wire screws to, they are held together with a rivet that was a little loose and caused intermittent connection for both the controller and electric lift, I put in a new one. 

3 - the seat switch I bought for it was the late model type, I installed it, sat on the tractor and broke it into pieces, the late mode tractors have a cutout in the wooden piece that is under the seat cover, mine doesn't have that cutout as it is the early model type which the switch mounts to the outside of the battery box. I put the early switch back on it.

4 - I don't have a key for this tractor so I used a toggle switch.

5 - paint I tried to skimp and ended up painting it 2x, next time I do it right the first time.

6 - spray on bedliner lifted the paint and made a bit of a mess, next time roll on bed liner.

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How I did the potbox or throttle for the controller.

I bought a foot throttle and mounted it on the underside of the foot rest and had the pedal come through to the top side.

Controller needs a reverse switch so you can go backwards, I used the reverse switch that is in the original hand control, works good, like a shuttle shift.

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Posted April 27, 2016 - 02:46 PM

Looks great Doug.
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Posted April 27, 2016 - 03:27 PM

Looks great Doug.

 

Yep.  What he said!      Rick


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Posted April 27, 2016 - 05:21 PM

Great job on it Doug! I'd be proud to own it!


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Posted April 27, 2016 - 07:30 PM

Looks really darn good Doug, I'd love to own it.

 but it seems like you're really deep

in thought about the project.

If you're not happy with it, start over!



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Posted April 27, 2016 - 07:45 PM

Looks really darn good Doug, I'd love to own it.

 but it seems like you're really deep

in thought about the project.

If you're not happy with it, start over!

 

I am happy with the way it turned out, I got 4 more to work on, I look at it as a leaning experience, and the next one will be easier to do.

This one is really nice to drive, and it goes to French Creek plowday may 7th. It can pull a 10" Brinly plow through the dirt in top (4th gear) with the power use meter in the green zone.


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Posted April 28, 2016 - 09:36 PM

If you need more practice , you could convert mine over to the newer electric controls.  :D      Rick   ​


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Posted May 08, 2016 - 02:24 PM

I took E15 with a 10" Brinly plow down to a Plowday event in PA, wanted to see what it could do. Saw some old friends and met some new ones, the weather nice and the fields good for plowing.

I ran the tractor at least 2hr maybe 3hrs total and at least 1hr pulling the plow. Found that when in L or 2nd gear tractor has lots of power but moves a little slow, in D1 or 3rd gear it still has lots of power and moves a bit faster power use meter in the middle of the green, in D2 or 4th gear it can pull the plow, speed is faster, power use meter is at the top of the green and it feels like it's struggling, D1 or 3rd seems to be the best gear to use.

Traction was not a problem I had Carlisle All Trails on with NO extra weight added.

After I got home I checked the batteries to see how much charge was left and they were at about 50%.

I am really happy with the way it performed these GE tractors can do it and looking forward to going to another Plowday. Thanks to Alan MH81 for the pictures.

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Posted May 08, 2016 - 02:39 PM

I was surprised about the All Trails having enough traction with only the weight of the batteries, but it did very well.

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Posted May 08, 2016 - 03:47 PM

Good to hear it performed well, Doug! Bet that is one quiet tractor to plow with!

Casey, he had plenty of weight with those batteries!


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Posted May 08, 2016 - 04:41 PM

I took E15 with a 10" Brinly plow down to a Plowday event in PA, wanted to see what it could do. Saw some old friends and met some new ones, the weather nice and the fields good for plowing.

I ran the tractor at least 2hr maybe 3hrs total and at least 1hr pulling the plow. Found that when in L or 2nd gear tractor has lots of power but moves a little slow, in D1 or 3rd gear it still has lots of power and moves a bit faster power use meter in the middle of the green, in D2 or 4th gear it can pull the plow, speed is faster, power use meter is at the top of the green and it feels like it's struggling, D1 or 3rd seems to be the best gear to use.

Traction was not a problem I had Carlisle All Trails on with NO extra weight added.

After I got home I checked the batteries to see how much charge was left and they were at about 50%.

I am really happy with the way it performed these GE tractors can do it and looking forward to going to another Plowday. Thanks to Alan MH81 for the pictures.

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So How much difference is there between my E14 and your E15? Shouldn't the E14 be able to pull the plow also? I need to find a plow and hitch first I guess. :D


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Posted May 08, 2016 - 04:49 PM

So How much difference is there between my E14 and your E15? Shouldn't the E14 be able to pull the plow also? I need to find a plow and hitch first I guess. :D

I think they all can pull the plow, bigger motor tractors would be faster.


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Posted May 09, 2016 - 02:15 PM

Traction was not a problem I had Carlisle All Trails on with NO extra weight added.


That's good to hear about the All-Trails. Was that the pair I sold you at Dover a couple years ago?
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Posted May 09, 2016 - 05:38 PM

That's good to hear about the All-Trails. Was that the pair I sold you at Dover a couple years ago?

 

Yes sir it was, I like those tires and going to get me some more.


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Posted May 09, 2016 - 06:41 PM

I'm a fan of those as well. The other two from that set are on my Meteor and I have two of the 10.50s on my GTX-18.




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