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#1 DH1 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 03, 2015 - 09:13 AM

2 yrs ago I went to French Creek plowday with my electric tractor, ET2, to see if it could pull the plow like the gas tractors can. I was all set up, made a pass down the field and on the return leg the transmission broke. Lost all drive in all gears. :mad2:  :wallbanging: Plowed less than 5 minutes with it.

This yr I tried again, made 6 or 7 rounds, then the shifter slipped out of gear and the trany was now stuck in 1st gear, creeper gear. I was using 2nd gear for plowing. Tractor still moves, pulls the plow, but at a snails pace.  :mad2:  :wallbanging: . Plowed more than 1 hr, almost 2hr with it.

Made 2 more rounds then drove it up on the truck to come home.

ET2 CAN do it. :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:

So I guess I'll have to come back next yr and try not to break it again.

 

All in all it was a great day, weather, people, food, had a fun day. :thumbs:

 

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Posted May 03, 2015 - 09:32 AM

Cool tractor, then NOT a GE brand, but homemade from a Massey??  Where'd you get that GTTalk decal? Have those made, or sell here?  I might need some for a tractor of mine. Maybe those motors just won't hold up to ground work that hard, more for lighter mowing and such?  Would think would need Heavy bearings in the items to hold up to plowing??


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Posted May 03, 2015 - 09:44 AM

Good looking tractor!  Too bad the transmisssion has turned into your weak link. Do you think it is just this paticular transmission?   


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Posted May 03, 2015 - 09:54 AM

I'm glad you got to plow with it more this time. I'm sure you'll get the tranny issue figured out and be plowing with the best of them, Doug.


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Posted May 03, 2015 - 11:34 AM

Great to see you representing the electric tractors Doug.  I hope the kinks get worked out for next year.  


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Posted May 03, 2015 - 11:39 AM

You should have all the kinks out of it by my plow day then Doug!
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Posted May 03, 2015 - 11:40 AM

Those electric motors make all their torque at zero rpm, so you need a good tranny and maybe a way to soft engage the clutch, or just go hydro.


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Posted May 03, 2015 - 11:45 AM

Cool tractor, then NOT a GE brand, but homemade from a Massey??  Where'd you get that GTTalk decal? Have those made, or sell here?  I might need some for a tractor of mine. Maybe those motors just won't hold up to ground work that hard, more for lighter mowing and such?  Would think would need Heavy bearings in the items to hold up to plowing??

 

Yes this is the Electric Massey I converted 4yrs ago, I got the Decals from "olcowhand".

 

I think it's just bad luck or Murrphys law working against me.

The Detent is not very strong on the shifter, weak or broken spring I figure. Still to fix it I have to remove and split the trany.


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Posted May 03, 2015 - 02:15 PM

Where is French Creek plow day at?? Noel

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Posted May 03, 2015 - 02:20 PM

Doug, I'm sorry you had to go thru this a second time. At least the ET2 can pull the plow and you seemed to be having a good time. You were keeping up with the Beaver, so that says something.
If I were a betting man, I'd say you're dealing with detent and rails more than actual breakage.
At least I hope that's all it is.
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Posted May 03, 2015 - 04:02 PM

Where is French Creek plow day at?? Noel

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Posted May 03, 2015 - 04:02 PM

Doug, I'm sorry you had to go thru this a second time. At least the ET2 can pull the plow and you seemed to be having a good time. You were keeping up with the Beaver, so that says something.
If I were a betting man, I'd say you're dealing with detent and rails more than actual breakage.
At least I hope that's all it is.

 

I think your right.



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Posted May 03, 2015 - 09:51 PM

Nice tractor!


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