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Posted February 02, 2011 - 05:51 PM

Reversing the polarity makes no difference, same rotation.
Tractormike I believe you are right S/G that mounted on the pto side of the crank (not the flywheel side) spin the other way.
The motor that I got off the cordless mower is a 24volt unit, spins either direction, had a 40amp fuse in the circuit, would be better at handling the load put on it.
40ampsx24volts=960watts, divided by 746= 1.29hp
This motor is probably strong enough to drive the Sears electric tractor.
S/G run at 24volts is about 1 1/2 to 2hp

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 08:31 PM

UPDATE

EV1 to become ET1

I am about to get another one of these little lawn tractors, this one has the mower deck with it, is a working unit and appears to be complete. I've been searching for a while to find one of these just like mine in decent shape.
EV1 was the first tractor I converted and it was part of a learning process. All the mistakes and things that I would do different can now be corrected. Basically use parts from both tractors to make usable electric lawn tractor that anybody can drive. ET1

I also have a line on the original Briggs&Stratton Etek motor, this is a 15hp peak, 8hp continuous, 48volt DC motor that spins at 3450 rpms. More than enough power to drive the tractor and mower deck.

Fingers crossed I hope everything falls into place on this deal.

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 08:49 PM

Thanks for the update. I'll be watching the new conversion with great interest.

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 10:37 PM

Doug, congratz. Those B&S electric motors can be run at any voltage. Also, I can drive any cobbled ET, I have one that only I can drive because it is unsafe lol. I need to finish updating it. I have all the parts for the upgrade, just haven't done it yet. Oh, I forgot to by ammeters LOL. Good luck with your project Doug.

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 07:36 PM

Good luck with your project! If you get the tractor I will definitely be following this one very closely!

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 09:19 PM

Picked it up today and it's as good if not better than the pictures show. Complete, solid and working.
Should of seen the look on his face,
He said "it runs good I'll start it up"
I said "don't bother I don't care if it runs"
Then I told him what I wanted it for and why.
You know it's a shame to tear this thing apart as it's a good working unit, somebody could use this as it is, but I just got to do this one.

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 09:40 PM

Glad you got it home Doug. So where are the better pics? lol
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Posted February 26, 2012 - 07:42 PM

Picked up an ETEK motor for ET1 (sears craftsman electric) today, drove 5hrs total to get it and I'm not sure what I got.
The Briggs&Stratton ETEK motors come with 7/8" dia. shaft.
The one I got has a 1" dia. 2-7/8" long, 1/4" keyed shaft on it. This is almost the same as what you find on gas engines that have a 1" output shaft.
Everywhere I looked and searched I have never seen a 1"dia shaft on an ETEK motor.

This makes the conversion easy as the shaft needs no bushing and is longer than what the Etek motors come with. The gas engines pulley will fit on more securely with the longer 1" shaft.
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Here's an ETEK manual.
Attached File  etekmanual.pdf   439.47KB   40 downloads


There is a Mars replacement motor for the Etek that has a 1" by 2-7/8" long shaft on it but it is a different, more powerful motor. This motor was made to replace a lawn tractors gas engine.
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http://www.motenergy.com/me1004.html
http://www.cloudelec...p/mo-me1004.htm

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Posted February 26, 2012 - 07:50 PM

Those motors fascinated me but I didn't want to cough up the money, penny auctions of them on ebay were taking them up to $400+

Anyway, I have the perfect motor for the next conversion.. 36 volt 3 horse floor scrubber drive motor (never used after refurbished) and I paid about $100 for it. If I need bigger motors I have those monsters that can put out 15 HP and are almost as small as a golf cart motor LOL.

Good luck with your reconversion Doug.

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Posted February 26, 2012 - 07:58 PM

I think I should start a new thread on this.

Link to new Thread > http://gardentractor...c-lawn-tractor/

Edited by DH1, February 26, 2012 - 08:45 PM.


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Posted February 26, 2012 - 08:05 PM

When you get that Sears together and I put the E20 back together I am going to have to upgrade the electric Springfield and get it painted lol.

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Posted January 30, 2014 - 10:47 PM

Nifty!!!!



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Posted April 06, 2014 - 06:02 PM

Today at my neighbors and I was asked if I had any riding mowers with no mower deck on them.

Fellow wants one for his kids to drive around on, wants something that's not to fast and is trouble free.

I still have the electric Sears and since all it has done is sit around, take up space in the garage I think it's perfect for what he wants.

Every time any kid drove it they always had a blast on it.

Next weekend my neighbor gets it.

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Posted April 06, 2014 - 06:23 PM

That will be cool for the kids to mess with.
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Posted April 20, 2014 - 12:46 PM

Final pictures of it with it's best friends taken today.

 

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It is now owned by 2 kids who are having a blast driving it around.

 

Bye Bye


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