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Forum: Lawn and Garden 01-18-18, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By dh1
They will slowly, very slowly self drain.

They will slowly, very slowly self drain.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 01-17-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,512
Posted By dh1
Thanks aside from transaxle oil, grease fittings...

Thanks aside from transaxle oil, grease fittings and tire pressure, the most important thing is to ALWAYS keep the batteries charged up, if not using the tractor for a month plug in the charger and...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 12-18-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,512
Posted By dh1
They are both made by General Electric, yellow...

They are both made by General Electric, yellow one in 1970
The other one was re branded for New Idea, made in 1974
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-04-17, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,512
Posted By dh1
Electric tractors Plowing

General Electric E15 and Avco New Idea EGT200
Battery powered garden tractors plowing the field.
For those who might be interested.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwrkjaglIPM
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-13-17, 10:30 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 24,364
Posted By dh1
Very cool Ben Awesome.:thumbup:

Very cool Ben Awesome.:thumbup:
Forum: Conservation 01-03-17, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,280
Posted By dh1
Hot water heater timer

This has probably be done before, many times, but.
I put a timer on my 60gal Hot Water heater, it comes on a 11pm and shuts off at 4am. I did this so my heater only comes on when hydro rates are...
Forum: Conservation 01-03-17, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,951
Posted By dh1
My current hydro rates are Off peak = $.087 ...

My current hydro rates are
Off peak = $.087
Mid peak = $.132
On peak = $.18
+ Delivery, + Regulatory, + Tax
Forum: Lawn and Garden 01-03-17, 03:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 27,153
Posted By dh1
Update I still have this tractor, still in use,...

Update
I still have this tractor, still in use, batteries are 5yrs + old now and seem to be holding up fine. I try to always recharging after use so they will last as long as they can.
I only use...
Forum: Tools 01-03-17, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,981
Posted By dh1
Since you have a gas engine with a straight keyed...

Since you have a gas engine with a straight keyed output shaft you could replace it with a Diesel engine with the same shaft and power output. Should be more fuel efficient.
From what I know...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-11-16, 06:07 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 24,364
Posted By dh1
I was just thinking that if you could change the...

I was just thinking that if you could change the angle of the roof so whatever collectors you put up there would be more efficient.
Rotating the roof to catch the sun from the south would do it....
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-02-16, 06:20 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 24,364
Posted By dh1
You might want to rethink the shape of your...

You might want to rethink the shape of your garage, especially the south wall.
Something like this might work better for you. House heating Solar Shed -- homemade collectors...
Forum: Conservation 07-30-16, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,951
Posted By dh1
Homemade Powerwall

I thought I'd start a thread on home made DIY power wall using LEAD ACID batteries.
Charge up the batteries when hydro rates a low and use the batteries to power part of the house when rates are...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-12-16, 09:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,071
Posted By dh1
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Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-20-15, 10:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 27,153
Posted By dh1
Here's the latest Video I did this summer,...

Here's the latest Video I did this summer, plowing the garden.
Batteries were empty when it was done.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4UnODwBFEw
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-17-15, 08:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 27,153
Posted By dh1
I don't have those mowers any more, sold them a...

I don't have those mowers any more, sold them a while back.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-20-14, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,158
Posted By dh1
Update

Tractor still works, it is now owned by my Friends kids who are having a blast driving it around.
Current pictures taken today.
...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 01-27-14, 06:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 27,153
Posted By dh1
ET2 is doing it's job this yr plowing snow, just...

ET2 is doing it's job this yr plowing snow, just got in now from clearing the driveway, again.
This yr for sure we got a winter and there's lots more to come.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 01-22-14, 08:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 27,153
Posted By dh1
Thanks You know the first one I did, I did it...

Thanks
You know the first one I did, I did it to see if I could.
The 2nd one I learned and tried to make it so it could do some work.

If anybody is thinking about doing there own conversion I...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 01-22-14, 06:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 27,153
Posted By dh1
Well if you can come up with a controller package...

Well if you can come up with a controller package for the Elec-Traks, I think they would sell.
When I say "package" I mean controller and pot box.

The biggest problem with the Alltrax conversion...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 01-22-14, 05:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 27,153
Posted By dh1
The Alltarx reverses the Field polarity.

The Alltarx reverses the Field polarity.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 01-22-14, 02:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 27,153
Posted By dh1
Most GE Elec-Trak drive motors are Separately...

Most GE Elec-Trak drive motors are Separately excited, some are PM type.
This is the Alltrax controller that is recommended for the Elec-Trak with SepEx motors.

Electronic Controller - $418.00 :...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 01-05-14, 09:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 27,153
Posted By dh1
Still have ET2 and it's still working, Dec 2013. ...

Still have ET2 and it's still working, Dec 2013.

Electric tractor plowing snow 2013 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgFS3GuUlhE)
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-06-12, 10:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 27,153
Posted By dh1
Update It's been a while so I figured I...

Update

It's been a while so I figured I better post an update, this is what I did on
Apr 29/12

Today I drove ET2 down to my neighbors pulling a trailer with a 10" Plow and a set of Discs in...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-20-12, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,423
Posted By dh1
ME1004 has a 1" shaft 3"long and enough power to...

ME1004 has a 1" shaft 3"long and enough power to drive the tractor and mower deck.
Needs 48volt battery pack and a contactor. No speed controller needed as it spins 3400rpm at 48volts, will not...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-20-12, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 22,295
Posted By dh1
Ditto on this motor, it seems to be the one to go...

Ditto on this motor, it seems to be the one to go for if you don't already have one.
Lots of people have used the ME1004 and it's predecessors ME0708 and the ETEK motor, all basically the same...
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