Sunday, April 12, 2009

“Electric Tractor”

“Electric Tractor” Location Hope Valley, Rhode Island US map
Vehicle 1971 General Electric GE Elec-Trak E14
electric tractor
Motor General Electric Permanent Magnet DC
14 hp rated (electric) 36 Volt
Drivetrain 36V belt driven to 4 speed manual transaxle. Electrically reversed, electrically controlled 2 speeds reverse, electrically controlled 3 speeds forward
Controller General Electric no controller
solenoid switching for 3 speeds forward, 2 reverse
Batteries 6, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Factory used 6-6 Volt. I am currently using 3-12V SLA 100 AH MK batteries.
System Voltage 36 Volts
Charger General Electric Onboard 115V AC input, 45 Volt output.
Nice having an on board charger.
Heater Snow mobile suit
DC/DC Converter 18Volt tap
18 volt tap for lift mechanism and lights.
Instrumentation Charge level meter, "load" indicator, modified amp meter.
Top Speed 8 MPH (12 KPH)
8MPH max. Low gear, max voltage has about 1 MPH speed but endless power.
Acceleration Instantaneous speed, make for a not so smooth ride in tight areas requiring many stops, forward and reverse and turns.
Range 5 Miles ( 8 Kilometers)
Not sure about range. will plow snow in 25 F degree temps for over an hour. Plenty to plow the driveway. With chains and wheel weights, it will move deep wet snow no problem. Equal performance of the Cub Cadet 127 12 HP Hydrostatic I sold and replaced with this.
Watt Hours/Mile Never Calculated
EV Miles
Current: 0 Miles (0 Kilometers)
As of 2/16/2008
Seating Capacity 1 adult
Curb Weight 800 Pounds (363 Kilograms)
about 950 Lbs with wheel weights and plow
Tires 23-8.50 X 12
Conversion Time Not converted, but restored for daily use from a rusting heap. 60 hours rust repair and painting.
Conversion Cost $200.
Additional Features Adapted a plow from a Murry tractor. Came with a 42" mower. Using Wheel Horse wheel weights. Pulls a utility trailer full of wood no problem.