Electrak E15 Tractor


I got an E15 in the summer of 2013. It came with no batteries, but did include a plow and a home-made weight bar. The charger did not work, and the electronics panel was missing, but looked to be in fairly good condition overall otherwise.

However, the blades did NOT seem to move very freely, so I started the process of inspecting and rebuilding the blade motors.

(May 20 2014) I’m in the process of rebuilding the other two blade motors. I’m also trying to clean up the E10 to sell that. As much as I’d love to, I really don’t need BOTH Electraks, and the E15 is in much better condition.

[EDIT] PS: Bearings used to rebuild the motors were: SKF brand 6204-2RSJ (blade end) and 6201-2RSJ (commutator end.)

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E15 Mower Deck Rebuild
May 22, 2014 at 11:22 am

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1 Alex Hirbe September 15, 2016 at 7:57 am

I found the bearing that you show in your videos (the 6204-2RSJ) but what is the smaller bearing on the other end of the motor?

2 BenN September 15, 2016 at 8:09 am

Hi Alex,
I’m cleaning out my garage right now to rebuild it (with lots of solar panels on the roof!) Unfortunately, that means that my box of Electrak parts and records are already packed away somewhere. I’ll see if I can dig it up and find that part number. In the mean time, try checking on the web forums for details on parts. http://www.ge-electrak.com/viewforum.php?f=29

3 BenN September 15, 2016 at 8:29 am

Ha ha! I just found my old bearing boxes. I have two bearings from Napa (Auto Parts Store.)
One is a SKF brand model 6204-2RSJ. I noted on the box that that one was for the blade end of the motor. The other bearing was a SKF brand 6201-2RSJ, so that must be the smaller one for the commutator end.

4 Alex Hirbe September 15, 2016 at 8:57 am

Thanks for all your help and quick replies! Good luck with the garage clean out

5 George Adams June 6, 2019 at 7:07 am

I see that you are doing a workshop at the Energy Fair in a couple of weeks. 25 years ago I had two ElecTrak mowers. My wife didn’t like them because they were had to turn. She liked the John Deere 90 and 96 mowers (we have had 4 of them over the years) They were lighter (3 12V instead of 6 6V batteries) Parts are getting had to come by so I bought a Ryobi 2800 series riding mower. It has many fancy and safety features. It mows well but has a pretty stiff suspension. I can send pictures or videos if you are interested. If all goes well I’ll see you at the energy fair.

6 Jo January 27, 2022 at 11:06 am

I saw the hot rod version of the elec trak on your other page. Quite cool. I noticed you used Nissan Leaf battery cells. I was considering acquiring an elec trak and powering it with battery cells from a Gen 1 Prius (original battery was replaced in recall), which may still have some life in them. Looking for someone in upstate NY area that may be able to assist with the battery handling piece.

Happy electric tractoring!!

7 Ben N January 27, 2022 at 11:08 am

Have you checked out the Elec-Trak group on Facebook yet? Quite a few smart guys on there. Upstate NY seems to be a hotbed of ElecTrak owners. I’m sure you can find somebody nearby to lend you a hand.

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