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Posted September 08, 2015 - 07:27 PM

Getting the bugs out, trying to make it better.

After last weekends plowing with the 200 I learned a lot about the tractor, what works what doesn't.

 

During using the tractor with the plow found it to be sluggish/ lacking power and not wanting to go into full power mode, found 2 bad battery connections that were really hot, after fixing that it worked much better with a lot more power. If you can't get full battery voltage to the motor it's not gonna have full power.

 

I replaced 1 of the finger relays that controls the forward/reverse motion and now it seems much better, before it didn't want to go forward after you went backwards unless you banged on the dash. 

 

Installed the electric lift with 2 new straps, one for the front and one for the mid mount mower. Found more bad connections at the fuse block.

 

Changed the seat to a better one similar to the original.

 

Found another power use gauge from my parts supply, the one on the tractor got smoked when I was first trying to get it going because of more bad connections at the main disconnect switch.

 

And I think I figured out a way to get the manual lift working better, right now it's too hard to lift the plow out of the furrow.

 

Also found a worn roll pin in the steering that is causing some play, sloppiness, need to replace that.

 

I can't wait to try the mower deck out on it, I have one with 3 good motors one it, all new bearings in it, just waiting to be used.


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Posted September 14, 2015 - 07:09 PM

Mounted the mower deck tonight and cut some grass. :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:

 

Still needs some adjusting and fine tuning but it working.


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Posted September 20, 2015 - 02:54 PM

Playing with it again today, swapped the hood with my other EGT200, has better emblems on it and changed the power use gauge with one from a EGT120 that I stripped for parts a while ago, now I got both meters working. :dancingbanana:

Changed the head light lenses with better ones that are not broken, still don't have working lights yet but they look better.

I took the mower deck off to try some other attachments I have, put on the front dozer blade and a rear Brinly straight blade. Both are 48" wide and controlled  with separate lifts. So you can push forward then push backwards.

Slowly it's getting better and better. :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:

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Also I recently picked up a GE - E12M, tractor is complete with no attachments.

I'll start another thread on it when I have time to work on it, right now too many on the go.

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Edited by DH1, September 20, 2015 - 02:58 PM.

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Posted September 20, 2015 - 03:20 PM

Glad you are getting these old tractors going! A little love goes a long ways!


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Posted September 20, 2015 - 04:02 PM

You can play in the dirt both "coming & going"!  :dancingbanana:   You sure are finding those electric tractors!  How's the "Electric Hog" coming along?


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Posted September 20, 2015 - 05:30 PM

You can play in the dirt both "coming & going"!  :dancingbanana:   You sure are finding those electric tractors!  How's the "Electric Hog" coming along?

 

Electric Hog is at a stand still now, $$$ for batteries is the main problem, I think I need to downsize, sell some tractors to make space and get some $$$ for the electrics.


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Posted April 17, 2016 - 03:52 PM

Ready for summer duties ???, put the mower deck on it today and it works. :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:  

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Posted April 17, 2016 - 03:58 PM

Looking great there Doug.
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Posted April 17, 2016 - 06:09 PM

Glad that worked for you, Doug! Nice looking tractor! How hard are those to steer with the batteries up front?


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Posted April 17, 2016 - 06:14 PM

Tractor feels a little light on the front and steers easy. 2 batteries in the front is about 130lbs, about the same as a gas engine on a gas powered tractor.


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Posted April 17, 2016 - 06:32 PM

Thought there were more up there. Not bad then. I guess the axle being back further helps with that.



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Posted April 17, 2016 - 06:36 PM

The rear end feels heavy, 4 batteries plus the drive motor back there, maybe that's why the front feels light. ???


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Posted April 17, 2016 - 06:52 PM

Real similar to the weight I have on Alice.


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Posted April 17, 2016 - 07:17 PM

How much grass can you cut on one charge and how long to recharge.

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Posted April 17, 2016 - 07:21 PM

I have sat on it for 3hrs nonstop cutting grass, that's bout all it can do.

Recharge with factory charger over night.


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