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Posted February 08, 2011 - 06:13 PM

How good would an electric pulling tractor perform?
How would you class it or what would it run against?
Check this out, came across it the other day, would this thing do good as a pulling tractor?


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Posted February 08, 2011 - 06:17 PM

Kind of neat but I dunno if I like it for the intended purpose he built it for. Personally I would worry about pulling so many amps under the load that the batteries go dead halfway thru the run, or the motor just stalls.

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Posted February 08, 2011 - 06:26 PM

Here it is in action


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Posted February 08, 2011 - 06:34 PM

That's one mean puller for sure! But isn't the same without roar & smoke! Electric power is far under-rated!!!!!!

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Posted February 09, 2011 - 11:08 AM

Doug, Thanks for posting this video. That was very COOL, and I agee with Daniel, no noise makes it kinda weird. But this shows that Electric tractors can hold their own with the Gassers!!.

Is he running 24Vt. Batterys to get 144Vts.?

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Posted February 09, 2011 - 03:28 PM

I have read that people say the elec trak makes a great puller. Lots of low end torque.

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Posted February 09, 2011 - 04:59 PM

Doug, Thanks for posting this video. That was very COOL, and I agee with Daniel, no noise makes it kinda weird. But this shows that Electric tractors can hold their own with the Gassers!!.

Is he running 24Vt. Batterys to get 144Vts.?


I believe he's using 12volt Optima batteries, I notice most guys who race EV, that use lead acid batteries use AGM type batteries like the Optima for 2 reasons
1 they are sealed and don't leak, you can mount them upside down.
2 they will deliver LARGE amps for there size, more than you standard car battery and when you race you want a burst of power, also they recharge alot faster than regular car batteries.

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Posted February 09, 2011 - 05:00 PM

I have read that people say the elec trak makes a great puller. Lots of low end torque.


Most DC motors produce maximum torque at 0 rpm.

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Posted February 09, 2011 - 08:50 PM

I have an E20 with a stretch frame put together about 1988 for small "barnyard cleanups".It hauls 800 -1000 pounds easily normally but sometimes duals needed for muddy setups. Powerful yes. Once it inched a horse trailer out of a snowbank. No digital pics to post. GE did make some good motors. Maybe an article in the making. Kind of in a crude stage now. Sparky

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Posted February 09, 2011 - 09:38 PM

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Please post some pics and tell us about it. There is a GE section. I'd love to see it.

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Posted February 09, 2011 - 09:48 PM

Sparky
Please post some pics and tell us about it. There is a GE section. I'd love to see it.


:ditto:

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Posted February 12, 2011 - 03:49 PM

Cool videos,thanks for posting them.

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Posted February 12, 2011 - 04:39 PM

Likewise thanks for videos. My machine may come out of storage tomorrow for pics and barnyard duty.. Top speed on mine is maybe 6 mph.

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Posted February 12, 2011 - 04:58 PM

I love it. I always new electric is powerful with enough voltage and amperage. They have a lot of money tied up in them Optima batteries. Now all they need to do is to use Li-Po batteries to eliminate over half the weight and be able to position weight where they need to.

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Posted February 12, 2011 - 04:59 PM

Forgot, thanks for posting the videos Doug. Definitely worth watching.




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