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Old 01-23-14, 09:57 AM   #51
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This is an amazing thread. I am impressed and very interested in seeing more. I am not much in the way of an electrician and have been following posts here, but yours has been one of the most impressive builds. Nice reconstruction on the tractor and nice paint job too. I love your efforts. I am Doug 2
Yes, Doug great job!

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Old 01-27-14, 05:07 PM   #52
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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.
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I wanted to reach DH1 to see if i could get some close pictures of the attaching hardware at the pull bar on the pull behind mowers. since im new I have too little of a post count to PM him
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I wanted to reach DH1 to see if i could get some close pictures of the attaching hardware at the pull bar on the pull behind mowers. since im new I have too little of a post count to PM him
I don't have those mowers any more, sold them a while back.
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Old 09-20-15, 08:34 AM   #55
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Lawn53,
I have finished the mechanical restoration of two GE Elec-Trak's, now I'll do the electronics. I'll post the results with photos shortly.
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Old 09-20-15, 09:08 AM   #56
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Here's the latest Video I did this summer, plowing the garden.
Batteries were empty when it was done.

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Wow! That things a little beast!
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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 it now and then so it does spend a lot of time sitting in the garage.
The tractor's paint job is showing it's age, fading, flaking off on spots and some rust coming through. Aside from that it performs about the same as when I first put it together.
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Old 06-13-18, 11:34 PM   #59
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Still using my ugly old 'once upon a time craftsman' second set of 4 trojan T105s, we mostly charge the tractor with a 175 W 30V solar panel which we are going to try to mount as a sunshade. Use the tractor constantly, today used the forklift on front to haul bags of cement for pouring our bedroom floor. The steering failed so went to a joystick with electric actuator, that was interesting but we load the forklift pretty heavily so it failed. Now we use a hydraulic marine steering pump driving a cylinder which has served us now for 2 or 3 years bit heavy for my favorite wife but when the tractor is moving it is not too tough.

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