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Re: (ET) weeder cult
Dan said, "Anyone no of a source for a weeder."
Yeah, Echo makes a pretty nice one. Mine's about 15 years old and still
starts on about the second pull.
Many many years ago I took one of the original Weed Eater brand 110 volt
units and replaced the AC motor with a 12 volt heater blower motor running
on 18 volts. Had about a foot of cord coming out of the handle of the weed
eater with a two prong polarized plug. Then I had a neat reel-up extension
cord rigged up underneath the right side of the fender/seat on my E10 and a
bracket mounted on the back end to hold it. Worked pretty good, but it
seemed like I spent more time getting off and on the tractor and driving
from one area to the next than I did actually cutting weeds. Then I had to
pull out the extension cord and try not to cut it in two.
Just give up and buy a ICE powered one. You'll get done in half the time.
Ear plugs are cheap and they work fairly well.
Mike in KY
----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Childress" <daniel csuol com>
To: <elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu>
Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2007 8:56 AM
Subject: (ET) weeder cult
Anyone no of a source for a weeder. Coming up on spring and a 36 volt
weeder would be helpful. Can use my rotary inverter if necessary.
Update: Jacked up my E-15 by mounting 26X12X12 Ag lug tires.
Had to re engineer several areas. Add 1.75 inches in spacers between
the frame and axle in order to get the fenders to clear. Add about 2
inches to the metal strap where the frame attaches to the Trans.
This done and I find out that the gear shift hole is too small and
has to be enlarged in order to work as the angle has changed. The
tractor looks like it is moving while parked. New problem- By
lifting the rear the angle is changed for the front mower lift. Now
I am replacing the narrow front tires with the wider ones. I have
found that the 16X6.50X8 tires can be replaced with 18X6.50X8's which
should raise the front by 1 inch. I also found that the drive
belts were in need of replacement.
Project continues- purchased a tiller from Keith and found
that I needed a tool bar to attach the tiller to the tractor. Keith
had one, all is well. Also purchased a sleeve hitch.
Questions: 1. Has anyone attached a sleeve hitch to the
tiller tool bar. Would be nice not to have to remove the tool bar to
use the sleeve hitch.
2. It looks like the tool bar could be adapted to use
a three point. Anyone have experience?
I have also replaced the batteries. Plan on using the E-15
to work up to 5 acres of organic gardening. Spring is coming. Now
need to work on the charger.
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