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Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-15-10, 04:11 PM
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Posted By toolingjim
Well folks,the electric mower project just went...

Well folks,the electric mower project just went on indefinite hold when the transaxle froze up while mowing the back yard today. I had made some temporary repairs last year while unemployed, so I...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-24-10, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,647
Posted By toolingjim
As I mentioned in another post I guess I have to...

As I mentioned in another post I guess I have to go back to school to get the various mechanical and electrical relationships straight in my head. Fortunately I have the University of the Internet...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-24-10, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,647
Posted By toolingjim
I'm not mixed up, just ignorant (grin). I was...

I'm not mixed up, just ignorant (grin). I was analogizing from ac motors, where doubling the voltage will cause much heat and rapid loss of the magic smoke. I know volts x amps = watts = horsepower,...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-24-10, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,647
Posted By toolingjim
No joy. This is a one blader. I think 32" or...

No joy. This is a one blader. I think 32" or thereabouts is where the single blade maxes out. I would guess centrifugal force and tip speed starts getting a bit high at that point. I know the Toro...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-23-10, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,647
Posted By toolingjim
Can you explain how the controller you are...

Can you explain how the controller you are talking about works? The only motor control systems I am familiar with are stepper motor controls and variable frequency drives for three phase ac. Is this...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-22-10, 09:59 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By toolingjim
These motors seem to be readily available from...

These motors seem to be readily available from Surplus Center (Burden Sales Co.) at half the price of other sellers and $50+ cheaper than even Ebay sellers.

My post count does not allow me to post...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-21-10, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,647
Posted By toolingjim
Another electric riding mower

I've been kicking around the idea of electrifying my riding mower in a manner similar to the one Daox has done. Rather than hijack his thread, I decided to start this one to put my ideas out there...
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