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Posted August 22, 2011 - 07:37 AM

Doug , could you just grind the 1/8" off each blade ? You could set the deck upside down and set up a scribe to make the cut mark when you turn the blade , Al

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Posted August 22, 2011 - 06:39 PM

Doug , could you just grind the 1/8" off each blade ? You could set the deck upside down and set up a scribe to make the cut mark when you turn the blade , Al

That would work also just have to make sure each blade balanced.

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Posted August 22, 2011 - 06:43 PM

Thanks for the update. Are you going to have to add batteries or upsize them to run this with the tractor?


Going to hook this deck up to the Sears Craftsman Electric I have>http://gardentractor...n-electric-542/
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It has a 24volt 130amp/hr battery pack in it, hoping for a 2 hr run time when cutting grass, will see.

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Posted September 25, 2011 - 06:59 PM

Got back to work on this thing today decided to take the advice of "ALC" and trim about 1/8" of each blade tip, that gives 1/4" clearance.
Picked up another Yardworks cordless mower, this one has the internal fan so now both motors on the deck are the same with the internal fan.
Mounted both, wired them up, tested with blades on, running at 12volts no problems, runs nice and smooth.
Working on brackets for the 4 wheels got 1 on started on the second and ran out of wire for the welder, always something on this project. I really wanted to cut some grass with it today.

Pic shows the difference in the motors, right one has the int. fan.
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Posted September 25, 2011 - 08:40 PM

Good news on the test. Sorry to hear about the welder... No fun when something like that happens.

I see you tested them with 12 v, I remember you saying they are 24v motors, are you planning on running them at 12 or 24?

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Posted September 25, 2011 - 08:47 PM

Good news on the test. Sorry to hear about the welder... No fun when something like that happens.

I see you tested them with 12 v, I remember you saying they are 24v motors, are you planning on running them at 12 or 24?


I just hooked up to 1 battery I had handy at the time to see if the blades would hit each other, when finished they will run at 24 volts and I'll do a short test at 36volts.

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Posted September 25, 2011 - 08:58 PM

Glad to hear you are getting the deck together here soon Doug. Hope it cuts as well as you expect it to.

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Posted September 26, 2011 - 05:23 AM

Can't wait to see how they cut and what kind of time you'll be able to go on a charge while cutting , Al




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