My wish is coming true, sort of. After becoming sort of a used lawnmower salesman (don't ask
I am parting ways with my mower. Replacing it with the exact same thing only electric powered. Took a blown up mower and without an engine, bought an electric motor and put 3 golf cart batteries in there and now I have a quiet low maintenance yet familiar machine my wife can still use that just needs recharging and I don't have to keep buying gas for it. Also has a snowblower attachment that gets used often in our Wisconsin winter. Still need to mow regularly but no longer have all the hassles with the old clunker, noise smoke maintenance, constantly junp starting it when the kids leave the key on.
whats left of our old one will be leaving this weekend!
Converting a gas riding mower was surprisingly straightforward. The motor is an ME1004 you could find on ebay. it's enough to move the machine and spin a 3 blade 50 inch deck. one large switch, fuse and 3 batteries in series for 36v, pull the switch and it spins.
bit by bit trying reduce mowing. we have a rather large comfrey patch taking over now and letting that spread as much as it wants to.