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Re: (ET) pollution
Yes, of course gas mowers are cheap, and newer ones are definitely
easier get parts for, but I do believe that an ET in the right situation
is perfect, and has many inherent and synergistic advantages.
I run diesels on vegetable oil, and therefore never go to a gas station,
and I really hate to make a special trip just to fill up a can of gas
that tends to sit for long periods of time, to be used occasionally in
great quantities by the ride on mower. I also have a small enough piece
of property that I can get to most any spot with an extension cord, so I
don't even run gas chain saws much.
At the moment, I am not able to get an ET easily, since I am on the west
coast, but I will keep shopping. I also may simply convert my existing
ride on to electric, as I have a golf car motor, and could install a PWM
controller. In all my spare time.
Does anyone on the list have any experience converting a tractor of any
sort to electric?
I may just buy a diesel one and run it on veg oil, but would prefer
Gordon Trump wrote:
No disagreement about these concepts from a practical standpoint- I was
speaking conceptually. And I certainly realize that my Honda push lawn
pollutes more than the SULEV Civics running around out there- it is all
about money. And as long as lawn equipment is cheap and disposable, it will
take legislation (which I don't really favor) to clean up these small
engines. Even then, they are noisy and vibrate, etc.
That's why we are on this list;-)