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Re: (ET) Advice for tractor purchase
My guess that most of the people on this list have E-12's, GE built
more of these 'large frame' tractors than other models. I have an
E-12 with mower and snow plow. The snow moving ability is impressive,
one guy has a bucket loader on an E-12. All share the same frame and
transaxle. The E-12 is the least complex, electrically speaking.
Knowing what I know now if I was to buy another tractor I would make
sure the frame is not badly rusted...at the least, examine the frame
from underneath. Remove the service panels underhood and in the
footwell and look to see if the wiring seems original, there are
tractors out there re-wired by Rube Goldberg. GE used black numbered
wiring and the E-12 has 4 big contactors (some, including mine, have
just 2 big contactors, an upgrade).
On Jan 15, 2009, at 2:51 AM, Marcus wrote:
I'm looking to buy an Elec Trak. I have some hilly acreage which I
need a small tractor for. I need to do some driveway maintenance, snow
blowing or plowing, skidding smallish trees and earth levelling/
moving. I am looking at an E12 but wondering if I should wait and look
for a higher HP model. Will the E12 have enough guts and structural
strength for this kind of work? Would the gear box in the higher
models be better suited to my needs?
Thanks for your help.
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