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Mark Widhalm
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Grant,
Wondering if you know of any home builds (conversions) of gas walk-behind tractors to electric? Maybe old Simplicity, David Bradley, etc? Or newer models?
I'm fascinated with your "G" and wondering if it's possible to apply this smaller vehicles as well. Thanks.
 
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Mark Widhalm wrote:Grant,
Wondering if you know of any home builds (conversions) of gas walk-behind tractors to electric? Maybe old Simplicity, David Bradley, etc? Or newer models?
I'm fascinated with your "G" and wondering if it's possible to apply this smaller vehicles as well. Thanks.


I have an old Troy-Bilt Horse torn apart right now to attempt just that when the snow flies! Current thought is to use it in the high tunnel on grid power with an overhead coiled power cord. Just plop a DC motor with a speed control in place of the gas motor and mate using the existing pulleys and belt. Will see how it works out.

You should build a battery-powered walking tractor and I'd buy one!

Grant
 
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I found this: http://www.thegreensmachines.com/contact.html

I have two Cub Cadet originals. One will be a restore project (was dad's). The other could make a kewl electric project. Is there a way to keep the original rear end (way over-engineered for a garden tractor and super strong) and power with electric?
 
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What kind of horse power does your electric tractor have? Also what are the specks on this tractor?

Would love to know more?
Thanks,

Levi
 
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Grant's AC "G"...

https://youtu.be/WIOY5jLW4qc
 
Grant Schultz
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The electric tractor is cool, it has it's place and purpose, but we still run larger diesel tractors for most tasks.

I talk about all the specs and nerdy blipblap in the video.

Other tractors on the farm are a 1976 Deutz 6206A (60hp) and an 1960 Oliver 1800 (80hp). Both diesel, both have run B100 biodiesel when available (and prefer dino diesel in the wintertime)
 
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