DisassemblyEtek motor, mounting plate and V belt dr
OwnerKen Rogers
LocationFlower Mound, Texas US map
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Vehicle1995 Murray 42
42" cutting deck, Had a seized 16 HP gas engine, sheet metal and tires in good condition. Now 48 Volt Etek Powered.
MotorBriggs and Stratton Etek Permanent Magnet DC
DrivetrainHydrostatic forward / reverse foot pedal speed control
Controller No controller needed.
At 48 Volts the motor runs at about 3300 RPM which is just right for proper blade speed and to turn the hydraulic transmission pump. Combined On / Off switch and 100 amp circuit breaker by Blue Sea.
Batteries4 Marine Deep Cycle from Kirkland / Costco, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
85 AH, 700 MCA, Group 24DC size
System Voltage48 Volts
Charger
48 VDC Club Car battery charger
HeaterTexas sunshine
Instrumentationeventually will have a volt and current meter on the dash
Top Speed5 MPH ( 8 KPH)
Rangeone Acre
Seating CapacityOne
TiresFront 15"/6"
Rear 20"/8"
Conversion Time4 evenings over two weeks
Conversion CostTBD
4/24/09 9:00 pm. Tonight I hooked up all four batteries on a temporary platform over the front wheels and did a test run at 24 Volts = half speed. The Etek motor purrs like a 6 HP kitten and even with the cutting deck engaged it was very peaceful as I drove it around my driveway in total darkness with only a flashlight to illuminate the ear to ear goofy grin on my face.

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