|Location||Brighton, Michigan US map|
|Vehicle||1949 Ford 8n |
My little work horse. It main job is launching and retrieving boats, and putting in and removal of boat lifts.
|Motor||Briggs and Stratton e-tek Permanent Magnet DC|
Original e-tek that was just gathering dust.
|Drivetrain||48v e-tek running 2 trannys direct drive with no clutch|
48v used controller gotten off of ebay.
|Batteries||8.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded|
Currently running on 4 old car batteries.
|System Voltage||48 Volts|
a pair of 24v floor scruber automatic chargers
|DC/DC Converter|| |
everything is 48v. The lights are 24v LED bulbs run in series to get the 48v
|Instrumentation||golf cart state of charge and amp meter|
|Range||Calulations put it at 45 minutes at full power. The jobs i do with it hardly works it. I have yet to run out of battery on the old 12v car batteries. I run out of traction before running out of power.|
|Conversion Time||A couple of years in my spare time. was completed last fall but tore down last winter to make it pretty.|
|Conversion Cost||not that much. all used parts.|
|Additional Features||To match the rpm of the motor to what the tractor is use to; we had a 1940 Plymouth transmission mounted in front of the stock tranny. Clutchless setup but after working it a bit with a scoop scraper, I need to come up with an electric clutch. Basically a second pot hooked to the original clutch pedal. The way it will function just like a regular tractor. After that I will be building an adjustable front hitch for easier boat moving. The hitch will be run by electric rams and be similar to the 3 pt on the back.|