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Re: (ET) Mower deck questions
But why would you want a visual indicator anyway unless you have no
No offense to the hearing-impaired, I can't hear high frequencies out of
of my own ears, but - wouldn't a buzzer in place of the LEDs do the trick
(assuming you can hear it)? Or in addition to the LEDs?
Actually Dwight's ideas about deck maintenance are the most compelling. I
took the blades off mine tonight and ground some edges onto them.
On my deck, one of the 3 blades was mounted without the flexible washers.
Are these fiber washers? Will I do any damage if I run it without them?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Wallace" <metman glasgow-ky com>
To: "SteveS" <ssawtelle fcc net>; "et" <Elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu>
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2005 9:43 AM
Subject: Re: (ET) Mower deck questions
> Well I don't know about you guys, but I can't even see the middle motor
> front unless maybe I stood up while mowing. The LED idea sounds
> but you'd probably have to feed three fiber optic leads back to the dash
> area. Or maybe put the three lights on poles, each about two foot high,
> you could easily see them from the seat.
> Or do like I have done in the past, look around behind ya once in a while
> and see if there is strip of unmowed grass that shouldn't be there.
> Mike in KY
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "SteveS" <ssawtelle fcc net>
> To: "et" <Elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu>
> Sent: Friday, April 22, 2005 8:03 AM
> Subject: Re: (ET) Mower deck questions
> > stephen provost wrote:
> >> Hey, has anybody come up with a setup that gives a visual indication
> >> (sensor??) on when each mower motor is running or not?
> > - Haven't tried this, but - if you want to know if the thermal breaker
> > cut out or not - put a 36V bulb or LED/resistor across each breaker.
> > You
> > could have it poke out the top of the cap. When the breaker opens the
> > bulb/LED should light.
> > - SteveS
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