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RE: (ET) another E12S running again...
- Subject: RE: (ET) another E12S running again...
- From: "Elie, Larry (L.D.)" <lelie ford com>
- Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 10:21:06 -0400
- Sender: owner-elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu
From: dave barden [mailto:daveb speakeasy org]
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2000 10:56 AM
To: Wayne Mosher
Cc: Kirkvg aol com; elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu
Subject: (ET) another E12S running again...
> Hello all,
; As much to our surprise as anyone's we (a friend of mine and I) got my
;running and mowing after replacing a relay, wrapping battery cable whose
;had been worn off when it rub against the motor pulley.
; The "fuel gauge" is not working. Does anyone on the list have an
;willing to sell?
You can get the right one from Technical Services.
; Also about the charger, does it have an auto shut-off? Or do I need
;eye on the pack voltage to determine when to unplug? The batteries are a
mix and of
;unknown age though fairly new. It looks to me like two batteries are
tapped to run
;the 12v accessories and 3 batteries are tapped to run the mower lift.
;one battery at least that will be at a different state of charge. Does it
;good to rotate the batteries? If so how often?
The charger is by TIMER. The timer may die. The period is LONG (18+
the tapping IS a problem; the last hours of charge is supposed to equalize.
I have yet
to buy a tractor (out of 5...) with a perfect charger. One fix is to
pairs (or singles, if you have a 6V charger...) of batteries to start with
an equal mix.
Actually, the lift is more of a problem because I don't use the lights
charger output should be in the 42+V (the book says 45) range or you won't
get a 'full
;It was raining (in Seattle naturally) so we didn't mow much but sure had
;it back and forth in the garage. I can't wait to get it out on the farm
where it can
;do some real work. I was impress how quiet it is. It seemed to me to be
;than a walk behind electric mower.
;Another question can I get ag tires for it? Or anything that will give
;traction than the turf tires that are on it now? What's a good source for
Yes, you can. Ag tires don't help much unless you plan to work in loose
dirt, say plow
(you need a sleeve hitch to do that) or something. The weight is so high
add much for anything else. Besides, garden tractors don't have enough
do much real field work, and the front tires dig in too easily. You can
front and rear tires and rims; the E12S typically has 8.5" wide rears, the
E15 (I think)
about 10.5. The bolt pattern is standard, so I think you could get 12+
; dave barden