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#1 Little Eddie OFFLINE  

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Posted March 24, 2017 - 05:03 PM

The perfect gift 

 

Perfect gift for the handyman who has everything an ideal project,

       Make an electric garden tractor from your old gas tractor, and it could be charged by solar, zero pollution

Plans and instructions @ electrictractor.net

2hrs cutting approx 2 acres or 8-10 hrs pulling trailer on a charge

Converting to battery power is a great idea for a garden tractor I converted one 15yrs ago, I used the 3 separate motor design and it is still cutting grass on a daily basis, it is amazing how it never breaks down and needs almost no maintenance, I renew the batteries every 7 yrs I am just on my 3rd set now, my design will cut up to 2 acres on a 50cent charge there are no belts or pulleys and no oil on the entire tractor, it can pull a trailer for about 8hrs on a charge, because battery run time is the most important aspect of most conversions I paid particular attention to the most efficient design, I used 3 separate small motors one for the drive with electronic speed control and two smaller with a cutter blade mounted on the shaft of each cutter motor ,total amperage when cutting grass is approx 40amps, (2000watts) this design only uses the battery power req to do the job, very little wasted battery power, it uses magnetic breaking of both tractor and cutter blades and automatically applies parking brake when you stop or get off the seat, an amazing tractor.            electrictractor.net

         Video #5  Ploughing Snow 

        Video #4 Ploughing Veggie Garden    

 Video #3 The Little Electric Tractor That Can! cutting grass         Video#1 on youtube    

         and https://youtu.be/9LWjfUjQ8a0

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#2 Little Eddie OFFLINE  

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Posted May 06, 2017 - 07:38 AM

Here is a video on making an electric 3 point hitch for a garden tractor, the actuators can be sized to suite your application!

video #2  Making an electric 3 point hitch  


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#3 John Arsenault OFFLINE  

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Posted September 22, 2017 - 07:48 AM

Wow that is totally awesome. It takes a lot of thought to pull that off.



#4 lrhredjb OFFLINE  

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Posted September 22, 2017 - 09:03 AM

That project seems like it would be a good use for an old treadmill motor. They are DC motors with controllers and about 1 hp if I remember.



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Posted July 25, 2018 - 12:59 PM

maybe the coolest thing i have seen this year!



#6 laughing bill OFFLINE  

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Posted July 29, 2018 - 10:58 PM

are you using golf cart motor that is hooked to hydrostat if so 1st step to find a used golf cart so all electrics are provided 



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Posted April 01, 2019 - 02:55 AM

Interesting!

 

Would be nice to see a few more details about the conversion without having to buy the manual.



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Posted April 01, 2019 - 06:02 AM

are you using golf cart motor that is hooked to hydrostat if so 1st step to find a used golf cart so all electrics are provided 

 

 

Interesting!

 

Would be nice to see a few more details about the conversion without having to buy the manual.

 

Not sure you will get an answer as it appears the original poster has not logged on since June 4, 2017.


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Posted June 18, 2020 - 07:36 AM

i think i like the old gas tractors way better than electric :D



#10 Rbertalotto OFFLINE  

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Posted June 20, 2020 - 06:20 AM

Building these electric tractors are great fun. I'm just finishing up my second conversion. A JD 214 to electric. Here is the Toro I recently completed

 

http://rvbprecision.com/





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