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Posted July 16, 2014 - 09:16 PM

Could you get on under the seat? Or make a box to hold one on top of another in the very front?
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Posted July 16, 2014 - 09:29 PM

I have an idea. The 4th battery is the easiest. It is a pulling tractor so make a weight box up front and fill it with lead.
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Posted July 17, 2014 - 05:41 AM

Are there any other battery options you could look at?

They make some odd sizes for forklifts.


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Posted July 17, 2014 - 06:03 AM

It would involve a lot more work but had you considered extending the frame and hood?

Good luck on finding a viable solution.  Looking forward to the end result.    Rick


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Posted July 17, 2014 - 08:31 AM

When I was measuring mine, I was considering the T 105 or T125 6 volt battery to save on space. The motor mount I planned on dropping down a bit to free up some more space. Another consideration was under the seat, as Scott mentioned. However, unless you widen it and raise the seat, with those terminals, you run the risk of it arcing. 


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Posted July 17, 2014 - 08:52 AM

Doug, Do you have room to stack them 2 on 2 on a shelf?


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Posted July 17, 2014 - 10:06 AM

Either a bracket off the front, or maybe there's room above the sleeve hitch mounts??  Up front you could make a cover to where it would almost look like a ballast box.


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Posted July 17, 2014 - 10:16 AM

I would make the original battery box longer and add one there, then the other three 6 Vs. Or do that with the 12v. But, now you have the hood making contact with the battery terminals if you don't drop it down enough.


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Posted July 17, 2014 - 11:28 AM

Do they make a side post version?
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Posted July 17, 2014 - 12:01 PM

interstate does, but their garbage IMO. I've had nothing but bad luck with them.

 

Thinking outside the box,

 

http://www.trojanbat...roduct/ind9-6v/

 

That battery may help with it's thin width, height may be an issue though.



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Posted July 17, 2014 - 06:42 PM

Could you get on under the seat? Or make a box to hold one on top of another in the very front?

 

I original thought of putting 1 battery under the seat but when I first looked at it I thought there wasn't enough space, I think I should take a closer look.

 

Putting a battery out front, I never even thought of doing that, there is lots of room there for 1 battery.

 

Putting 2 batteries under the hood, 1 out front and 1 under the seat or out back would solve the problem.


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Posted July 17, 2014 - 06:51 PM

Doug, Do you have room to stack them 2 on 2 on a shelf?

 

This is what I have binging trying to do, vertical space is tight.

Figured to put 1 battery low in between the frame rails and clear the steering arm, with 3 above.

To do this I need to move the motor rearward, modify the frame, cut out the gas engine mounting plate, widen the top dash supports and the battery terminals would have about 1" clearance from the hood.

Maybe this would work ???


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Posted July 17, 2014 - 07:00 PM

Either a bracket off the front, or maybe there's room above the sleeve hitch mounts??  Up front you could make a cover to where it would almost look like a ballast box.

 

I never even thought of mounting 1 battery out back above the sleeve hitch and rear PTO shaft.

How much clearance around the PTO do you need on a D4-10?



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Posted July 17, 2014 - 07:02 PM

It would involve a lot more work but had you considered extending the frame and hood?

Good luck on finding a viable solution.  Looking forward to the end result.    Rick

 

I really don't want to do that unless I have to BUT that would solve the problem.



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Posted July 17, 2014 - 07:03 PM

Oh, I forgot you want to be able to use the rear pto.  I think the pto might make things too tight for a battery back there.  But then I've never looked at that area for such an application.






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