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DIY electric garden tractor, and it could be charged by solar, zero pollution

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

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Video #4 Ploughing Veggie Garden

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

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Might be OK on level ground but how does it work on 10-15% grades? Have to go up and down some time on my 4 A. With a 48 or 50" deck and another 42" mower we take about 3 hours to mow it all. Be great for a small home owner in town. You did a heck of a good job on that one.
 
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I believe GE had some similar to this??? Not for sure tho? Maybe 6 batteries? Somebody here knows more on these than I do.

Replacing batteries can't be cheap, but it looks great! I bet the hearing don't suffer as much. What, what'd you say....great build!!!!;)
 
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Thanks Chieffan its amazing on grades, with the low centre of gravity because of the battery placement makes it almost untippable sideways and the high torque of the electric motor plus the battery weight over the driving wheels, it needs no chains, lugged tires or wheel weights for traction,
 

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Batteries last about 7yrs and cost approximately $400 per set about $60 per year average, plus the entire battery is recyclable and a refund of about $10 - $15 per battery x 4 when you trade them in
 
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