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Re: (ET) Dozer and Lift Motor
- Subject: Re: (ET) Dozer and Lift Motor
- From: "SteveS" <ssawtelle fcc net>
- Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2002 10:25:33 -0500
- References: <3CA870C3 500A05A7 Gagliardi com>
- Reply-to: "SteveS" <ssawtelle fcc net>
- Sender: owner-elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu
Did you run the strap down to the blade and back up to the lift arm? I
on mine this 2-1 advanatge made a huge difference.
As to the blade tilting, read over:
for how to adjust (or lock out) the tilting mechanism.
BTW, in the mnaual, GE seems to indicate a direct connection of the strap,
but the doubling puts much less strain on the lift motor.
On the hand control, I haven't had much chance to fool with mine so I can't
offer any advice there, other than it doesn't seem like the best setup.
----- Original Message -----
From: <Jeremy Gagliardi com>
To: "Elec-Trak" <>
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 9:37 AM
Subject: (ET) Dozer and Lift Motor
> I got a chance to try out my dozer blade on Saturday (I haven't had the
> opportunity all winter, because of lack of snow). I was basically
> scraping the top layer of soil off of our garden, which had weeded over.
> First the Lift Motor:
> It seems to me the lift was very strained by raising the blade. I heard
> a clicking noise and the motor went really s-l-o-w as it lifted the
> blade. I wonder if my motor is not up to snuff or if this is normal for
> the heavy Dozer blade.
> Second, the Dozer blade:
> It doesn't seem to have much earth-moving capability. Basically, every
> time I hit a well-rooted weed (like a dense patch of wild onions), the
> whole blade would bend over 90 degrees off vertical and slide over the
> clump, then whap back into place. And, the hand clamp seems very stiff
> to me. None of the parts are rusted over, but when I pull the hand
> clamp, it goes about 2mm under my tightest grip, and doesn't disengage
> that little stop bolt. Is there a way to lossen this up?
> mailto:Jeremy Gagliardi com