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#1 glgrumpy OFFLINE  

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Posted January 09, 2015 - 01:36 PM

Never hear or see much on electrics working in snow here. Wondered if anybody has an Elektrac or similar that is working out well for winter use?  OR how about that new rig that the lumber yard was trying to sell?  It was off-market for awhile, but supposedly coming back? Hadn't heard anymore on that one either.  What cha' got?


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Posted January 09, 2015 - 06:41 PM

This is not an Elec-Trak but it is an electric tractor working in the snow.

 

Feb 2011

https://www.youtube....h?v=v_UJ2D8ZQEY

 

Dec 2013

https://www.youtube....h?v=PgFS3GuUlhE


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Posted January 09, 2015 - 07:44 PM

And here's a Wheel Horse version of the Elec-Trak tossing some white stuff:

 

https://www.youtube....gaey85yU6YI4gqR

 

I have an E-15 set up with a plow and chains, and another E-15 set up with a snow thrower, winter cab, chains and a weight box.

 

Just waitin' for some snow !


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Posted January 09, 2015 - 07:57 PM

Hey   Hey  wait a min.  were and how do we get the sticker on that tractor........... G T talk ????????



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Posted January 09, 2015 - 08:01 PM

Hey   Hey  wait a min.  were and how do we get the sticker on that tractor........... G T talk ????????

 

ET2 the full story  >>>>  http://gardentractor.../page-1?hl= et2


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Posted January 09, 2015 - 08:08 PM

I would think the instant torque available from 0 RPM and the weight, they would be perfect.

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Posted January 09, 2015 - 09:43 PM

I have a E-14 that I have restored. I am using 3 12volt deep cell batteries right now. I would like to find a blade for it and try pushing snow.

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Posted January 10, 2015 - 01:08 PM

Just curious, how much do the cold temps affect battery run time in the winter?

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Posted January 10, 2015 - 01:25 PM

Battery useable capacity is about  !/2 below zero unless left on trickle or float charge before using .  The original chargers were not capable of full time trickle charge hence they fell out of favor .  With a float charge , battery useable capacity increases to near normal . This is for the floodies  ( golf car batts )

 

The AGM batts suffer very little loss of capacity when left on constant charge .


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Posted January 11, 2015 - 05:09 AM

Yea ill stick to gas or diesel. Cool concept just not for me.






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