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RE: (ET) Dozer and Lift Motor
- Subject: RE: (ET) Dozer and Lift Motor
- From: "Poush, Andrew (IndSys, SalemVA)" <Andrew Poush IndSys ge com>
- Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2002 10:50:17 -0500
- Sender: owner-elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu
Coincidentally I was using my 48" bade Saturday as well. The belt path for
the blade is different from the mower deck. For the blade it runs out from
the motor, over the first bar and then directly down to the blade.
I loosened up the hand clamp by lubing the cable with Dri-Slide (molybdenum
disulfide). You can get it at any bicycle shop and probably at other
places. This is the best lube I've found for cables, hinges, swiveling
wheels (mower deck), and other jobs where there is very close metal to
contact between two pieces and you don't want to disassemble the works just
to lube it.
You can also adjust the trip springs using the nuts at the top. The manual
is your best reference for that.
Andrew G. Poush
GE Industrial Systems
Turbine Controls Engineer
Rm 174 * 1501 Roanoke Blvd. * Salem, VA 24153
ph 540-387-8066 (dc 278-8066) * fax 540-387-7652
From: SteveS [mailto:ssawtelle fcc net]
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 10:26 AM
To: elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu
Subject: Re: (ET) Dozer and Lift Motor
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