OwnerGary Butts
LocationAda, Michigan United States map
Vehicle1992 John Deere Sabre
MotorBriggs and Stratton Brushless DC
DrivetrainOriginal Hydrostatic
ControllerSevcon Millipak
Batteries4, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Deep Cycle
System Voltage48 Volts
Top Speed4 MPH ( 6 KPH)
Range1 Miles ( 1 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity1 adult
Conversion Time25 hrs
Conversion Cost$1200
Additional FeaturesI currently charge the batteries with a solar array from Harbor freight. I charge one battery per day. It mows about 1/4 acre without a noticeable loss of power. It is so quiet and doesn't have a stinky tailpipe!
Thanks to Carl Ervin for advice and inspiration. It is a bit harder to steer than the original due to all of the weight of the batteries under the hood. I also use a battery operated push mower to trim.

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