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#1 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted August 18, 2014 - 10:12 PM

http://decatur.craig...4605288548.html

 

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"Electric lawn mower garden tractor with 42" front mower deck and pull behind matching trailer. This is a vintage 1970's all electric tractor that runs and mows. On board charger, battery meter, 3 speeds forward and 2 reverse with 4 different gear ratios. Going green or living off the grid this is perfect project. Hook up a solar panel or wind mill generator and charge it for free. 2 out of 6 good batteries left after the cold winter. I do have 12v batteries currently installed to show that everything works. I also have a dozer blade that goes with it that can be modified to work. $350.00 call or text"

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Posted August 19, 2014 - 04:10 AM

I'd like to have one of those. They are truly rare here.  Electric or diesel would be my choice for my next project. 



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Posted August 19, 2014 - 06:52 AM

Always thought these were neat...would love to mow or blow snow with one, and only hear the blades or blower doing it's thing.  But, the idea of buying and maintaining batteries always kills the deal for me.  They can be had pretty cheap if all they need is lead.



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Posted August 20, 2014 - 07:43 AM

If only I was closer....



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Posted August 20, 2014 - 04:07 PM

Always thought these were neat...would love to mow or blow snow with one, and only hear the blades or blower doing it's thing.  But, the idea of buying and maintaining batteries always kills the deal for me.  They can be had pretty cheap if all they need is lead.

 

Just think of it as pre-paying for you fuel for the next 6-9 years. Electrical costs to recharge are very minimal, and battery maintenance is also pretty minimal - if you don't overfill the batteries, you wont make a mess !


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Posted August 21, 2014 - 05:01 AM

I used to use a huge electric floor scrubbing machine (12 or so of those big ol deep cell batteries) and we routinely checked and topped off the batteries. I worked there 9 years and we did replace them once (no idea how old they were when I started there) but even when the batteries were due to be updated, they still worked well, just got low on holding a charge.

At a minimum the scrubber was ran for 5hrs each week. In winter it saw use of more like 3-4 hours per day and was on a tender when not in use.




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