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Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 4:35
Subject: Re: (ET) New Electric
great this guy is stepping up and offering the conversion kits.
thing I wonder about is the patent logo and this part of his
"The patent pending
speed control interlock (SCI) will automatically select the correct speed for
the conditions of the grass. If the grass is very heavy it will slow
down. When the grass thins out, the tractor will automatically speed up
, doesn't that mean that the thing is powered marginally and whenever the
grass gets heavy and the mower motors draw more current the drive motor will
slow down a bit. Wonder if that's all there is or if he added some controls
that amplifies this effect by e.g. sensing the mower motor current and
adjusting the drive motor current to ease the load on the mower motors by
slowing down the drive motor.
I would be interested how good his electric brakes are. With no manual brakes
I have my doubts that it
could pull (well actually I mean stop) a trailer on a slope. Sort of
like our ETs, barely enough braking power to
on level ground let alone a slope or a god forbid a slope with
worst thing on the ET is when a novice ET driver goes down a slope in cruise
control, then hits the break a bit thinking
would slow down. The big surprise is that the old lady will speed up :)
as the drive motor gets shut off and there is no
braking or similar (on the GE models, I think the new Idea had it).
I am sure some of you are on
the, EDMOND ELECTRIC COMPANY LTD.
Battery powered Electric Lawn Tractors
mailing list and if you are you will know that the electric lawn tractor kit
is scheduled shipping in May 2007.
But if your not here the news
and the URL
EDMOND ELECTRIC COMPANY LTD is
now taking orders for their Electric Tractor Kit. Not bad timing considering
the UN report on Global Warming
I am go to get one of these kits
and convert a Cub Cadet which I?ve had waiting in the wings for about a
year. I might just have to start a blog and track the conversion.
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