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RE: (ET) ET PTO
- Subject: RE: (ET) ET PTO
- From: Larry Elie <lelie ford com>
- Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 10:17:28 -0400
- Sender: owner-elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu
Max pointed out...
From: Max Hall[SMTP:maxo iname com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 1999 8:22 AM
Subject: Re: (ET) ET PTO
;Dont miss the point of the EV domain, Monty! Instead of worrying about a
;from the traction motor with all its attendant belts, pulleys, bearing and
;other contrivances, just ADD A MOTOR.
;You think the team that made the snow thrower attachment wasted a second
;wondering about loading down the traction motor? NO! Or how to get power
;from the tractor to the attachment? NO! They saw, as you should, that a
;is easier to run than a shaft. Either way, you tax the betteries about the
;In a nutshell, there's an electrical switch on the ElecTrak dash labelled
;"PTO" for a reason.
;Suppose you were wondering about this because you have a formerly
;gas-powered accessory you want to add to your electrac. Add a motor!
;you like the idea of the traditional tractor PTO and three-point hitch on
;farm tractor? Add a motor! Groove with the electric philosophy, dude: get
;yourself a beater golf cart and start choppin'.
Max, I'm cheap. For example, since I could NOT find a ET tiller locally,
I adapted one.
Ugly. Not recommending it. I took a Sears (Ariens) 32" wide 3 point
mount tiller with
an 8HP gas engine and mounted the hitch on the ET. Yes, I start that
engine, and till in LL with the E12. I came up with a better height
control than Sears
had as well (no wheel tracks). It works. If I had a large enough motor,
I would replace
the 8HP and connect to the PTO, but I intend to just find a tiller and
lift. Necessity is
the mother of invention.