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Posted April 30, 2016 - 03:30 PM

Serial #   BR04 126

Made Feb 4 / 1972

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This tractor I got from a fellow GTTalk member last fall, it came mostly complete with batteries, front implement bracket and no attachments. This is there smallest large frame tractor, has a 3 speed trans/axle, mid mount mower with a manual lift, cheap version of all the large frame tractors.

My intentions are to fix it up nice, re paint, with the factory controls to use as a grass cutter and yard trailer hauler.

I have a spare New Idea mid mount, side discharge mower deck that fits this tractor, needs a lot of work to get going again but when done and painted yellow should be good.

 

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This is the start of the project and I don't know how long it's going to take to get it done.


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Posted April 30, 2016 - 04:29 PM

Doug, You've been on quite a run with the electrics. It's great to see so many of them being saved and also to see what the common problems are and how they are dealt with. 


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Posted April 30, 2016 - 05:23 PM

​Looking forward to following the rebuild.    Rick


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Posted April 30, 2016 - 05:26 PM

I really like the midmounts- I am looking at one down here by me. Look forward to seeing you perform your magic on it!
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Posted April 30, 2016 - 05:31 PM

Doug, You've been on quite a run with the electrics. It's great to see so many of them being saved and also to see what the common problems are and how they are dealt with. 

 

 

​Looking forward to following the rebuild.    Rick

 

 

I really like the midmounts- I am looking at one down here by me. Look forward to seeing you perform your magic on it!

 

If you fellows really want to see how to fix/restore these GE tractors then goto the GE forum sites or the tufts list, those guys know everything about these tractors, that's where I get my info from.


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Posted April 30, 2016 - 05:37 PM

Hey, I recognize that tractor. Glad to see that you're going to tackle it Doug. :thumbs:

I'll be watching and trying to learn. Thanks.


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Posted April 30, 2016 - 05:41 PM

Hey, I recognize that tractor. Glad to see that you're going to tackle it Doug. :thumbs:

I'll be watching and trying to learn. Thanks.

 

I like the mid mount, side discharge mower with a manual lift, a lot like a gaspowered riding mower just powered by batteries instead.

Maybe when it's done it goes back up north. ???


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Posted April 30, 2016 - 05:50 PM

I like the mid mount, side discharge mower with a manual lift, a lot like a gaspowered riding mower just powered by batteries instead.

Maybe when it's done it goes back up north. ???

Oh, I like that idea!!!

 

I better plant some grass for it to graze on.


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Posted April 30, 2016 - 06:32 PM

Gotta follow along as I know nothing about these! Good luck!


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Posted May 01, 2016 - 04:25 PM

Today was a rainy day, good day to work in the garage so I put the E12M up on blocks and spent lots of time checking, troubleshooting trying to get the tractor working.

I found 2 diodes on a small circuit board that were bad, replaced them, powered up the tractor with jumper cables from my other E15 tractor and got it working, all speeds, power pulse, safety switches, PTO, everything but the lights.

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I put the batteries it came with back in it, charged them up and took it for a test drive, Jake the dog checked it out and I did some figure 8s on the driveway. The drive belt slips in 3rd gear going up hill or when using the power pulse, but aside from that it drives good.

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I'm going to cycle the batteries a few times, use the tractor then charge it up, to see how good/strong the batteries are.

After that time to tear it apart, fix the rust, repaint, and get the mower deck working on it.

 


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Posted May 01, 2016 - 05:12 PM

Wow, that didn't take you long to figure out.

2 little diodes Eh.

Amazing


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Posted May 01, 2016 - 05:47 PM

That was short! Looks like Jake approves! Glad you got it fixed already!


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Posted May 02, 2016 - 08:26 PM

Tonight I tried the factory on board charger, didn't test it before and it doesn't appear to be working, draws power and buzzes but the battery voltage doesn't rise when it's on.

Something else to fix.


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Posted May 03, 2016 - 07:28 AM

Tonight I tried the factory on board charger, didn't test it before and it doesn't appear to be working, draws power and buzzes but the battery voltage doesn't rise when it's on.

Something else to fix.

Check the relay, most of the time it's that on the golf cart chargers. If you can get me a photo, I can show you what to jump to see if it puts out power once jumped.


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Posted May 03, 2016 - 05:43 PM

Check the relay, most of the time it's that on the golf cart chargers. If you can get me a photo, I can show you what to jump to see if it puts out power once jumped.

 

Elec-trak chargers don't have a relay, transformer, 2 diodes, capacitor and some wires.


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