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Dustin M.
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PostSubject: [24] Dustin M.'s Electric Woods Tractor ⚡   [24] Dustin M.'s Electric Woods Tractor ⚡ Icon_minitimeApril 13th 2024, 11:37 pm

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I was just about to change motor and controller after 5 years of trouble free electric service (to something smaller and potentially harder to deal with) and do some updates to the Tractor, when I thought, what did I post on ATLTF 5 years ago? Turns out I did not get as far as I would like and a divorce got in the way, so I would like to try this  Build-Off thing again!

The plan is basically the same as it was, with a new motor challenge:
  • Install a downsized RC motor and controller (the current motor and controller need to be put into a 1987 Honda 250 ATV for the 11 y/o since she is outgrowing the Power Wheels and other ride-ons).
  • Buy and build a new battery pack that can feed the 120 amp RC speed control so I can get some torque from the motor (the old Headways cells from 5 years ago went into a Razor dirtbike and the tractor has been on (5) gen 1 Greenworks 40V power tool batteries in parallel, which are terrible).
  • Build independent front suspension with the Eton Viper 90 front control arms & hubs and the Fox air shocks (this stuff has been sitting for too long).
  • Build the "Articulating Swing Arm" rear suspension that I started planning years ago (will use the factory transaxle unless I have a major issue with it).


Other things that might happen along the way:
  • Redo steering to accommodate front suspension.
  • Build custom bench-style seat so that (2) kids can be on it at once or the new baby can sit next to me instead of on my lap.


Looking forward to joining the 2024 Build-Off and completing it!

Approved Mightyraze 4/10/24

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PostSubject: Re: [24] Dustin M.'s Electric Woods Tractor ⚡   [24] Dustin M.'s Electric Woods Tractor ⚡ Icon_minitimeApril 14th 2024, 12:30 am

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PostSubject: Re: [24] Dustin M.'s Electric Woods Tractor ⚡   [24] Dustin M.'s Electric Woods Tractor ⚡ Icon_minitimeApril 14th 2024, 2:08 pm

Can’t wait to see this build! There hasn’t been someone tinkering with an electric mower on here in a good while now!

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PostSubject: Re: [24] Dustin M.'s Electric Woods Tractor ⚡   [24] Dustin M.'s Electric Woods Tractor ⚡ Icon_minitimeApril 16th 2024, 4:41 am

> about to change motor and controller after 5 years of trouble free electric service

What brand and model are you using?

I was looking to do a small electric project, but, all the PWM controllers on Amazon seemed pretty spotty when it came to being reliable after reading the 1 star reviews.

Are you running 36v or 48v ?

What is in your seedling trays :-) ? Just getting started on mine, in a couple of weeks I hope to have at least 448 done and sprouting ready to be planted AFTER the cicada invasion.

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