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Prepping to remove the Loader

November 20, 2019

I removed the sheet metal “Hood” of the tractor to get a quick look at the engine. Pretty simple under there, but both the loader arm AND the loader frame really block working on it. Clearly the loader has to come off right away. In the front, the loader is bolted to the tractor with […]

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Tractor Arrives!

November 15, 2019

Today’s excitement is that the tractor arrived!When we went to look at the International Harvester 300 Utility tractor, one of the appealing things about it was that the seller offered to be able to deliver it.So, today, I’m waiting for the tractor to show up on a gooseneck trailer. The seller, Wayne, showed up right […]

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Ford 8N Tractor for Electric Conversion?

October 29, 2019

Today, I stopped over at a friend’s farm property to check out a couple of tractors. I’ve recently been researching which tractors might make good candidates for an electric conversion, but what I really needed to do is just go out and see some. A family friend, Linda, had two old tractors on her property. […]

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Handi-capable Solar Mower

May 6, 2018

Spring is here, and it’s time for yard work! Unfortunately, I was rather badly hurt some weeks back, including a broken wrist and multiple fractures to the leg. How was I going to do something like mow my lawn!? Fortunately, my lawn tractor is actually pretty handi-capable! To start with, the mower uses exclusively HAND […]

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Setting up the Electric Plow

December 20, 2015

Hi Friends, I’ve had an ElecTrak E15 electric lawn tractor for a couple of years now. I was fortunate enough that it came with a plow. It’s great to have some equipment like this for snowy Wisconsin winters. (This is a VERY weird “El Nino” year, so we haven’t even had any snow yet!) Unfortunately, […]

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E15 Mower Deck Rebuild

May 22, 2014

Spring is in the air, which means that the grass is really starting to grow and I need a way to mow it. Last summer, I acquired an Elec-Trak E15. It even came with a plow! Unfortunately, one of the three mowing deck blade motors was completely seized up, and the other two had a […]

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E-15 ELECTRIC LAWN TRACTOR

June 26, 2013

 While I was away this past weekend at the MREA Energy Fair, what was REALLY exciting was getting a phone call from a friend who WASN’T there. Instead, he was at a motorcycle swap-meet where he saw an original Elec-Trak E-15 electric lawn tractor for sale! He right away thought of me and gave a […]

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ElecTrak gets new rims!

April 28, 2010

More work done on the tractor! Turns out I am NOT using those hub adapters. They would have still needed modification to use anyways. The one set of rims was the right size, except that it was for a 3/4 drive shaft instead of a 1″. My friend Rich has a BIG lathe, that he […]

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