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#1 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted January 07, 2011 - 10:47 PM

Here is a youtube video link to my Electric Springfield tractor conversion. The motor is a 24 volt 900 watt scooter motor with the appropriate 40A scooter controller. The batteries are group 29 (125ah) and are 10 time the recommended size for the scooter kit I am using. The machine weighs in at 500 pounds with me as the driver. Any questions let me know.

YouTube - Upgraded Electric Springfield Conversion
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Posted January 08, 2011 - 07:01 AM

Nice Conversion!

Thanks for showing the video

I saw an old Gravely and David Bradley hiding in the background LOL

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 07:11 AM

Thanks for the video.Good job on the conversion.

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 11:17 AM

Great job. Nice video.

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 03:41 PM

Nice Conversion!

Thanks for showing the video

I saw an old Gravely and David Bradley hiding in the background LOL


Yes you do see those brands, but thats only the tip of the iceberg for my collection. Eventually I will upload pics of some of my stuff, cause all of it is more than I can upload!!! Saw the registry and got scared to upload any because I could be there couple hour possibly LOL.

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 03:46 PM

Do you have any Bolens ?

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 03:50 PM

Do you have any Bolens ?


Nope, always kinda wanted one though ever since driving a friend's Bolens. Only 2 things stopping me, lack of space and the fact that I would eventually have to work on it just like all the rest of my tractors. Not many in my collection are restored, most are either working or works in progress.

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 05:30 PM

Holly cow look at that another tractor converted to electric, pretty soon there will be hundreds of them, glad to see you made it over here, I think you'll like it.
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Posted January 08, 2011 - 05:41 PM

Holly cow look at that another tractor converted to electric, pretty soon there will be hundreds of them, glad to see you made it over here, I think you'll like it.


Thanks Doug, I'm already liking it over here.

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 01:08 PM

Thanks for the video WV ! Nicely done conversion. You said you used a scooter kit. Is that a package kit with the contoller, motor and needed things to make the it work or did you take apart a scooter? If it is a kit do you have the kit info? Thanks, Mike

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 01:53 PM

Thanks for the video WV ! Nicely done conversion. You said you used a scooter kit. Is that a package kit with the contoller, motor and needed things to make the it work or did you take apart a scooter? If it is a kit do you have the kit info? Thanks, Mike


It was a little of each. I started with a free scooter that was in shambles, a 250 watt motor and bought a new controller for it. That worked great until I bought the new batteries (additional 200 pounds). Therefore I had to upgrade so I bought this 900 watt motor kit (I bought all I needed from this site too, great company to deal with). The only things not in the kit that you will need is wire, fuse, batteries, the chain, fancy electrical box, disconnect switch, and anything else you want optional.
24 Volt 900 Watt Motor, Controller, & Throttle Kit (Premium)
I did make the motor mount with the help of a friend and the sprocket for the transaxle came from another company (wanted one to fit the shaft with a key which costs about 50 bucks).
It was a fun project, the batteries are marine grade rated at 10X amp hour capacity as the kit recommend for a minimum so it makes the tractor last way longer than needed. I have another electric project brewing (utility ATV) so I may rob the big expensive batteries off the Springfield for the new project when it gets under way, and replace them with a cheaper group 27 or something. Anyway, getting too deep into this for the question asked, any more details needed just ask. But basically all you need to make the motor run with the kit is batteries and some wire from them to the controller, essentially plug and play though.
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