Batteries Meter Batteries 2Rescue
OwnerJerry Bennett
Owner's Other EVsHuffy mountain bike
Electric Warrior
2007 Vectrix VX-1
2007 Vectrix VX-1
1986 Mazda RX-7
2000 Ford Escort zx2
1984 Wheel Horse Gt1800
LocationIndianapolis, Indiana United States map
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Vehicle2008 John Deere La135
Mower with deck removed, added trailer ball at
proper height to move trailers
MotorPrestolite 4001. 12 volt Series Wound DC
Old forklift salvaged motor.
Machined gear from shaft to fit pulley.
Cleaned up motor that was sitting for 15 years
in garage.
Put a coat of paint on it.
No specs could be found on motor numbers,
guessing 5-10 hp
DrivetrainStock hydrostatic drive
No controller, contactor single speed
Batteries20 Thunder Sky 40ah, 3.50 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
Reused batteries from electric scooter
5 series 4 parallel 17 volts at 160ah
System Voltage17 Volts
Custom charger with xbox supply, buck boost regulator with constant
current, constant voltage. Auto shutdown circuit.
DC/DC Converter
Top Speed6 MPH ( 9 KPH)
AccelerationComparable to stock
Range4 Miles ( 6 Kilometers)
Calculate running 1 hour
Watt Hours/MileDraws 100-150 amps running
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight350 Pounds (159 Kilograms)
Best guess would be 350
Conversion Time7 days on and off
Conversion Cost100 give or take, recycled batteries, motor free
Additional FeaturesOld barn find mower with blown engine as base, gathered parts I had
to make tugger for trailers
Ran contactor feed through blade, brake and key switch, use blade
lever to turn on motor.
Voltage chosen to run at close to stock rpm.
Added hitch for trailers
Not fastest, but pulls well.
Built while on covid shut down, boredom got the best of me.

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