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#1 DH1 ONLINE  

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Posted August 20, 2014 - 05:08 AM

I asked a while ago if a GE tractor can pull a plow through the garden and how it would do, now I have an answer.
Tractor is an E20 with loader, was run in Low gear which is 2nd, power use meter was in the yellow zone occasionally going into the red zone. Owner Nick says load on the tractor is like when heavy moweing. He estimates run time of pulling the plow of 1-1/2hrs +/-.

Video speaks for itself.

http://www.ge-electr....php?f=16&t=392
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Posted August 20, 2014 - 05:46 AM

Very impressive. How much HP is being generated when the meter goes into the red zone?


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Posted August 20, 2014 - 06:01 AM

That's cool! Thanks for the video!



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Posted August 20, 2014 - 06:14 AM

Thanks for sharing that Doug. That is pretty impressive performance.

I can't wait to see ET3 in action.



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Posted August 20, 2014 - 06:24 AM

Nice video. Is that an OEM lift?

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Posted August 20, 2014 - 06:36 AM

The drive motor is limited with a 105 amp breaker ..  The  nominal or intended amperage I think was intended to be well under that - maybe  60 to 80 amps loaded  .


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Posted August 20, 2014 - 07:14 AM

So quiet, yet strong!  Thanks for the video!



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Posted August 20, 2014 - 07:46 AM

Cool video, but it just sounds wrong.  (the audio, not the idea)



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Posted August 20, 2014 - 03:24 PM

Awesome!  Electric power can be quite impressive.



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Posted August 20, 2014 - 03:32 PM

Cutting through the sod like butter, great vid.



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Posted August 20, 2014 - 04:41 PM

very cool video, I wonder where he was plowing......looks like the center of a cul de sac.....lol, hope the neighbors are understanding..... :watch_over_fence:



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Posted August 20, 2014 - 04:42 PM

That works very good.  Electric power may have different torque than a gas or diesel engine.  Transmission gearing maybe different too.  I like it.   Noel  



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Posted August 20, 2014 - 08:30 PM

Very impressive. How much HP is being generated when the meter goes into the red zone?

 

I really don't know, there are no #s on the meters just different colour zones.

As Sparky said below there is a 105 circuit breaker, that would be max power.

 

The drive motor is limited with a 105 amp breaker ..  The  nominal or intended amperage I think was intended to be well under that - maybe  60 to 80 amps loaded  .

 

At 105 amps, 36volts,  just when the circuit breaker is suppose to trip the motor would be developing about  5hp. 

36V x 105A = 3780Watts - div by 746 = 5hp in theory.

 

As Sparky says 60 to 80 amps.

Nick figures 65% to 70% power is being used, he also says the breaker never tripped when pulling the plow but he has tripped the breaker pulling a double disc.

 

So he's probably using around +/- 3hp in the video. IMO


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Posted August 20, 2014 - 08:35 PM

Nice video. Is that an OEM lift?

 

That's the factory GE lift and sleeve hitch.

 

That works very good.  Electric power may have different torque than a gas or diesel engine.  Transmission gearing maybe different too.  I like it.   Noel  

 

GE used the Peerless 2300 trans-axle with no reverse gear.

They called the gears D2 - D1 - L - LL  same as 4 - 3 - 2 - 1


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Posted August 21, 2014 - 05:59 PM

Thanks for posting Nick's video Doug !!


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