Necessity is the mother of invention. A few years ago i needed a way to get to work in philly and i took a razor e-300 to 36v, 750 motor, and 100amp controller------sweet reliable transport.
Well now my tractor ICE died, and i'm researching conversion. A few questions:
I would like to run the drive and the deck off one motor. Is this feasible? The current ICE setup has the vert driveshaft into an electric clutch (pulley)for drive and another pulley for deck belt. If i get a powerful enough setup, a one motor sitiation is optimal.
ICE runs at approx 3200rpm. and is 25hp, but i dont need nearly that power. I've cut my hills with a 15hp ICE-no prob.
Here's a possible motor: link
how do i calculated HP?
Other options are golf cart motors, 3-7hp, but more$$, and splined shafts.
Anyone convert a tractor for cutting, not just hauling?
Armando has a simliar motor but not for cutting http://www.evalbum.com/840
This is an etek (which would be awesome) but $$$ http://www.evalbum.com/2089