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Grant - Tell us about your tractor

 
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Hello,

I am really interested in an electric tractor and would like your comments and lessons learned about yours. I don't farm for a living and most of my use of my tractor (except for mowing) is 10-30 minutes at a time moving stuff around and some lite grading. Thus the belly cultivating that you have setup, I would not use. Could you give some recommendations on what to look for in a donor chassis? To date my experience has been with the older Ford tractors where the engine is part of the frame of the tractor, my thinking this would be harder to convert to electric.

Thanks,
Jerry
 
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The most extensive resource on this topic that I know is at Farm Hack: http://farmhack.net/tools/electric-tractor-conversion

The previous thread here on Permies is pretty good too.

Tractors like an Allis WD45 that have frame rails external from the engine block (or rear engine like AC G) are best donor options.
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