OwnerWill Schleter
LocationKnoxville, Tennessee United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1994 Sears Craftsman LT1000
48V electric motor replaced original 14hp gas
engine. Used original belt drive transmission
and mower deck.
MotorBriggs and Stratton eTek Series Wound DC
9 kW (15hp)
DrivetrainOriginal 6 speed manual
Controller none
Batteries4 Duracell, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage48 Volts
ChargerSoneil 4808SRF
48 V
DC/DC Converter none
Top Speed6 MPH ( 9 KPH)
Range30 minutes mowing on sloped yard - approx 1/2
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight0
Conversion Time9 years! This project was started in 2009 and
never completed. I was given the pieces in 2018
and finished it in a couple weeks.
Conversion CostApprox $1000
Additional FeaturesPhotos: WebPage
Work TBD:
Maybe switch to 36V
Add data logging capability with Arduino

code by jerry