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Posted February 25, 2011 - 07:35 PM

George, it isn't pulling 40 amps, because if it was, I would be replacing the fuse often lol. I have yet to hook up my ammeter on it, or stall the motor. And believe me, I did try lol. The wires off the batteries are 8 gauge, good for 40 amps,if not well more, and it never hurts to overkill wire size to keep voltage drop issues down.

Also, Thanks Doug for linking my video to this thread.


I just realized that you "Electric Springfield is chain drive" maybe that's what I should do with my Electric Massey as a problem of drive belt slippage has showed up.

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 11:49 PM

I just realized that you "Electric Springfield is chain drive" maybe that's what I should do with my Electric Massey as a problem of drive belt slippage has showed up.


Chain drive is definitely the way to go for sure. I was going to go with belt like everyone else but Dad convinced me that the chain would be better due to no possibility of slipping. I am only using #25 chain and it does quite well, but I would recommend either #35 or #40 chain for your massey since you have more power, and the fact that #25 is tough to get keyed pulleys for (spent $50 on a keyed 3/4 bore 21 tooth sprocket for mine).
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Posted February 26, 2011 - 07:52 AM

Thanks we used #40 chain on the salt spreaders, it worked good, never broke a chain just wore them out.

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 09:03 PM

Not necesarily. The E20 in question is still yellow and used from 1988 to 2000 until a new favorite one came along. All of these are handiman specials. I have extra wiring diagrams. Minimal rust. Do not have extra blade mount-just extra blade.

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 07:11 PM

Dog gone ( I did lose a nice dog during winter). If middlelageddeere or DH1 pass on my E20 by April 1 I will keep it for myself! It needs new 36 solenoids which I have. The drive motor ran like a scared rabbit. Not a sales pitch -just lament. Why did I park it?

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 09:08 PM

Sparky your too far away for me, sooner or later 1 close by might come up for sale closer to me.

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 09:24 PM

Thanks for timely reply. Haven't considered any end game - have had Electraks off and on since 1974. Sold a wheelhorse A-65 to somebody in Canada because he inquired and I wasnt going to use it. They say the first one can be hard to find , the next 12 come easy. My wife is a patient and kind soul. Good luck!

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 09:31 PM

Dog gone ( I did lose a nice dog during winter). If middlelageddeere or DH1 pass on my E20 by April 1 I will keep it for myself! It needs new 36 solenoids which I have. The drive motor ran like a scared rabbit. Not a sales pitch -just lament. Why did I park it?

Sparky, If they do pass and you wish to sell it I go to Conneaut Lake area couple times a year and noticed you are a short ways away. I have a trip scheduled for April 30th to go to Cochranton Plow Day. I wouldn't mind having a real GE to add to my ET (Electric Tractor) collection.

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 09:53 PM

Casey- I was thinking of bringing one to Cochranton Plow Day for show ,this could be the one.
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Posted February 27, 2011 - 11:06 PM

Casey- I was thinking of bringing one to Cochranton Plow Day for show ,this could be the one.

That would be cool Sparky. I will definitely bring a wallet. :D

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 11:25 PM

There you go Casey look's like you got yourself a real one. Good stuff.

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 11:36 PM

There you go Casey look's like you got yourself a real one. Good stuff.


Ya, who knew that in one thread I can have a shot at a good one from a quality sales pitch lol.

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Posted March 02, 2011 - 05:31 PM

Yeah, the distance is a killer for me too. Thanks though sparky. And you probably want money for it! HA! I really do want one but hopefully something will show up a little closer when I actually have cash.

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Posted March 02, 2011 - 06:26 PM

It is a long time between now and April 30. My lawn will need to be mowed a couple times. I will get seat time on an old friend before it leaves home.

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Posted March 02, 2011 - 07:52 PM

It is a long time between now and April 30. My lawn will need to be mowed a couple times. I will get seat time on an old friend before it leaves home.


Don't worry Sparky, I will let you use your old friend any time you wish to visit. :D




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