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#91 rbooker OFFLINE  

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Posted July 17, 2014 - 07:04 PM

i cant wait to see how this turns out. will be one cool hog.

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Posted July 17, 2014 - 07:05 PM

Do they make a side post version?

 

AGM type deep cycle batteries are flat top and can be mounted sideways, there sealed, no fluid will leak out but 2 to 3 times the price for the same amp/hr rating compared to standard flooded batteries.


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Posted July 17, 2014 - 07:06 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.

 

PTO shaft is low on these tractors, maybe 1" above the sleeve hitch mount points.



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Posted July 17, 2014 - 07:13 PM

Just went out & measured.  It looks to be about 10 to 10 1/2" use-able space between the pto & bottom of seat base.  But if you ever found a Bush Hog tiller, then the battery would be in the way of the driveshaft when the tiller was lifted.  It wouldn't interfere at all with a trail mower's shaft though, as it's a pull implement, not lifted..


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Posted July 20, 2014 - 06:39 PM

Today is my only day off, wanted to spend it on ET3 but other things to do come up.

Drove 4 hrs to get another set of Massey 2 piece wheel weights.

Cut grass with the Unico till it broke, blew a hyd line somewhere, now the mower deck is covered in ATF.

Jumped on the Ford to continue cutting grass, after 10 minutes broke the center spindle on the mower deck,

Massey 16 mower is down with a blown engine, no more grass cutters ready to use and the grass is not cut. :wallbanging:

Tomorrow is another day.


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Posted July 20, 2014 - 06:48 PM

Wow, sounds like one of the days I've had lately.
Today wasn't productive, hope tomorrow is for you.
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Posted July 20, 2014 - 06:55 PM

Sorry you had a rough day Doug, and Sorry the Unico let ya down.  We all have those days seems like.  


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Posted July 20, 2014 - 07:14 PM

Doug, you have had a bad day for sure. Hope you can get something fixed to mow with. I have had several day like that lately myself, so I feel for yah..


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Posted July 20, 2014 - 08:03 PM

Sorry to hear about your grief there Doug.

At least you had a bright side to the day, by getting those

weights. If you're in a bind there, and can't get something

cutting soon, you're welcome to come up a grab one of my

cutters.


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Posted July 21, 2014 - 09:59 PM

Found a few minutes after work, setup my Etank, found a good spot for it outside, and the first part was put in it.

Hopefully this helps to speed the proses up for me.


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Posted July 25, 2014 - 07:52 PM

A couple of much needed parts arrived today. These make the Trans-axle complete.

 

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Hopefully this weekend I can find some time to work it.

Etank is working, so far only a couple of parts done.


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Posted July 25, 2014 - 07:58 PM

Oh good, finally, the tranny is whole again. Whew.



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Posted July 28, 2014 - 08:27 PM

BATTERY PLACEMENT  :help:   :anyone: 

 

Being wrestling with the batteries, what size to use and where to put them, there is not as much room under the hood as I thought. :wallbanging:

 

Decided on using 4 - 12volt batteries for the 48volts I need to run the motor.

The small batteries I don't want to use, I need as much run time as I can get.

 

Made some templates of the big batteries.

2 big batteries will fit under the hood with minimal modifications to the grill to clear the motor.

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The 3rd, putting it out back is a problem??? looks like crap or out of place IMO

If I put the 3rd battery under the hood it fits but sticks out the sides 5", 2 batteries stick out 1-1/2".

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A 4th can go out front and not look to much out of place.

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Looking for opinions and advice.

2 or 3 batteries under the hood, ??? what do you think?

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with 3 batteries there is minimum 1" tire clearance.


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Posted July 28, 2014 - 08:37 PM

I would go 3 under hood, 1 up front.  You can always change it later, but this way will get her under power quicker.


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Posted July 28, 2014 - 09:52 PM

No way to put over the motor ? I know..... I am still hung up on stacking them high. :-)
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