For Sale


There has been interest in the wood face plates for the Solar Ammo Can Project.

These are laser-cut 1/8″ baltic birch. We now have a supply of these made available for sale.

Face plates are $10 each and INCLUDE shipping in the United States.

Please use the DONATE link, enter the proper amount, and make sure to include your full name and mailing address.

For Sale: G.E. Electrak electric lawn tractors and accessories.
We have several 36V all electric lawn tractors for sale. Various states of condition. Most need a little work.
Also available: mower decks, chainsaw, arc-welder, trimmer, dirt plow, dozer blade/snowplow, snow-thrower, sweeper, spare deck motors, etc.
Make an offer.

For Sale: Electric Motorcycle:
2007 Vectrix electric motorcycle.
100 Kph top speed. Approximately 60-80 mile range.
18 Nissan Leaf cell modules.
1500 watt built-in charger runs on 120V OR 240V. (Easy to make run on public electric vehicle charging stations.)
Very comfortable and easy to ride.

Free to good home: Solar Hot Water System
Nearly everything you need for a domestic solar hot water system. Evacuated tube system. Two 20 tube stainless steel racks, more than 40 tubes available. Circulating pump and pressure tank, heat exchanger storage tank.
Pick up in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 53066

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ryan Kamba May 27, 2014 at 2:54 pm

How long is the run time on this with a full charge while cutting?

2 Ben N May 28, 2014 at 3:11 pm

The tractor, with it’s current 6 x 12V batteries has over a one-hour mowing run time. (My yard takes about an hour to mow, and there’s still juice left.) Original battery pack system was designed to mow 3.5 acres per charge.

3 David July 22, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Thats a great price. I have same in here in CT would love to have it but too far good luck

4 Seth M July 27, 2014 at 2:22 pm

I called to ask about the E10. Just wondering if it is still for sale.

5 BenN July 29, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Hi Seth,
Sorry I missed your call. Yes, the tractor is still for sale. Please call me again when you get a chance.

6 admin August 3, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Congratulations to Seth on buying the E10!

7 Seth M August 4, 2014 at 10:51 am

It is absolutely amazing and although it isn’t an electric vehicle per se, I had the EV grins the whole time I mowed my lawn. For those of you that passed on it I recommend going out right this instant and buying an electric lawn mower. I can’t even begin to thank you enough for the amazing chance to meet you Ben and this magnificent machine.

8 Charles Lakins February 21, 2016 at 6:54 pm

Id love to find some of those leaf cells for my solar charge station i’m building for my ebike
they arent cheap at $150 + each ,hows your bike liking them?

9 Ben N March 11, 2016 at 9:03 pm

The Leaf cells have been great in the Vectrix!

10 Jonathan Reyes March 4, 2018 at 9:00 am

Hi. Sir Ben. I will like to have this system for my parents in PR they still have no power yet. Since the huracan Maria. Can you send me information. Or able to prepare this system for me ?
Contact me

PayPal available !

11 admin March 4, 2018 at 9:11 am

Hi Jonathan,
The instructions for building this, and the list of components are at:
I am not building and selling these units, they are a project anyone can make for themselves by using the components listed and my directions.
If you just want to buy the wood faceplate from me, I can sell it to you and ship it to the United States and Puerto Rico.

12 Keith Farley March 15, 2018 at 1:02 pm

Hi Ben,
I would like to purchase 2 of the laser cut faceplates. I have tried several different layouts and yours is by far the neatest and most functional. I will be using it as a portable power supply for my HAM radio emergency “go-kit”.

Keith Farley

13 Eric Boteilho April 6, 2018 at 10:26 am

Hi Ben,

I’m also an amateur radio operator (and avid camper!) and I’m very interested in building a few of these boxes for the campsite and radio work. I’d buy three of the laser cut faceplates if they’re still available. I hope you’re healing up well – take it easy and don’t push too hard!

Thanks so much!

14 Ben Nelson April 6, 2018 at 11:56 am

Hi Eric,
I’m fresh out of the faceplates. Ill get some more made up. Just give me a little time. I’m very slowly getting back to anything approaching “normal”. I’ll let you know when I have them.

15 admin April 12, 2018 at 12:11 pm

Hi Eric, I just made a fresh batch of faceplates.

16 Terry May 21, 2018 at 10:40 pm

Faceplates in stock if I order two (2)?

17 admin May 22, 2018 at 8:27 am

Yes, I have a number in stock right now.

18 roy evans June 18, 2018 at 4:53 pm

i need 3

19 Robert Sauer November 17, 2018 at 3:51 pm

Ben, I have built and flown a 2 seat low wing airplane with a 65 Corvair 164 cid engine. This is about 100 hp. Now that aviation fuel is @5.40 per gal. I can barely afford to taxi, much less fly. I am considering an EV conversion. My calculation result in a 60Kw continuous 80Kw peak running the prop @ 3200 rpm with a battery pack of about 40 Kw for a fly time of about 4 hours. My plane plan without the current engine, fuel tank, engine mount and engine associated accessories is about 350 lbs, so I have 400 lbs for all the EV components.
I am looking at A123 LiFePO4 pouch batteries as the lightest for the battery pack which I can build, but need advice on a electric motor that is affordable, lightweight and has the above power requirements. I would appreciate any comments or information you would provide.
Cooney High Class of 1957, now retired and living in Sun City West AZ. Have children and grandchildren in Cooney. Thank You

20 admin November 17, 2018 at 4:22 pm

Hi Robert,
I don’t know anything airplanes, but I can tell you who does – The Experimental Aircraft Association!
I haven’t been up to the event, but they’ve had electric airplanes there the past couple of years. Lightweight and high power are definite requirements for aircraft!
You might also want to check out the Sustainable Aviation page:
Also, try to find a local Electric Vehicle Association, there are chapters all over, and have plenty of knowledgable members. I believe there are EV clubs in both Phoenix and Tucson.
Hope that helps get you started!

21 Michael Nelson October 21, 2019 at 8:43 am

Wow, I just saw your YouTube video on the Smith electric truck score. How did you find that and how much did you pay? What is the name of the junkyard?

22 admin October 23, 2019 at 4:34 pm

Hi Michael,
I wasn’t actually the one who bought the truck. I was just along for the ride. The other guy bought it. It was purchased through a Copart online auction. I have a number of videos on that project, please take a look through all of them.

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