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Posted October 18, 2015 - 10:28 PM

Just dealt a friend out of his unique Elec Trak E10M. Here is a teaser pic of the machine.
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Posted October 18, 2015 - 10:30 PM

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Posted October 18, 2015 - 10:51 PM

That's unique alright.  I can't remember the name but is it one of those ones that runs on burning the smoke from a wood fire?


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Posted October 18, 2015 - 10:53 PM

Nope, it has a Delco light plant on board which can charge the batteries while you tool around.
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Posted October 19, 2015 - 01:21 AM

Isn't the whole idea of electric to not have exhaust pollution? A step backwards, neat as it is.
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Posted October 19, 2015 - 04:43 AM

Nope, it has a Delco light plant on board which can charge the batteries while you tool around.

 

??? More detail needed.


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Posted October 19, 2015 - 05:07 AM

Isn't the whole idea of electric to not have exhaust pollution? A step backwards, neat as it is.

 

Thinking the same  but maybe more on line of the Chevy Volt , has batteries but gas engine backup , or the locomotives have diesel over electric for enormous  torque from stand still.


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Posted October 19, 2015 - 05:52 AM

Is that a wall socket?
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Posted October 19, 2015 - 04:14 PM

I will let you all stew more until i get it home mid week this week. :)
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Posted October 19, 2015 - 05:36 PM

I see those old units or parts of at the shows all the time, yet this one looks much more modern.  Guess Farmer's could run a whole barn or house of these with little wiring to their shacks!  It is a 20's and 30's  thing, about time Farms were going more mechanical with Tractors and machines too. Not sure how long they made them, but was awhile. Came in lots of diff output sizes and had electrical gadgets just like a house would have for the supplies in early days.


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Posted October 19, 2015 - 08:46 PM

Taking delivery on Thursday.

A little more info. It will still drive around off the batteries (under the seat). But you can also start the Delco light plant to charge as you drive, which does in fact charge the batteries while driving. Essentially, just like a Diesel Electric Locomotive.

It is a neat machine, I definitely was surprised when a friend of mine said he saw it show up at a neighbor up the street from him. When he texted the pictures of it to me... I recognized the trailer it was on and the yard it was in as being another friend of mine. Lol
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Posted October 20, 2015 - 05:38 PM

What voltage is the Delco light plant?


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Posted October 20, 2015 - 09:31 PM

What voltage is the Delco light plant?


They came in multiple different voltages, I would assume 36 volts, but will verify the tag on Thursday. We had a little trouble getting it to run the other day. As it has a fuel/air mixer, as opposed to a carburetor, and we are pretty certain it was sucking air in there around a fitting. I will probably have to redo the fuel system as we noticed rust in the homemade gas tank. I will probably end up mounting my own gas tank and mounting it higher that the footboard.
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Posted October 21, 2015 - 06:09 AM

I've seen quite a few Elec Trak's over the years but they were nothing like that one! Very cool :thumbs:

 
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Posted October 22, 2015 - 08:39 PM

Well, the E10 is now home. A little research yields that mine has a 600 series Delco Light Plant rated at 32 volts @ 600 watts. More research yielded me with a year in which mine was built to be early 1922. These light plants were produced between 1917 and 1947.

As for the E10... No clue what year it is yet... Nor can I figure out how to engage the motor (turn on). I have yet to unload the E10, and am currently draining the water out of the seat... Lol

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