|Owner's Other EV||GE Elec-Trak E-12 Lawn Tractor|
|Location||Canton, Texas US map|
|Vehicle||1982 John Deere 826 |
Converted JD 826 (8 hp, 26") two-stage snow blower.
|Motor|| HDN56MRB34D51 1- or 2-Phase AC|
5 HP, 240V, 15A (5.1KW) "compressor duty" motor, 3450 RPM (very close to the ICE rating of 3600 RPM).
|Drivetrain||Direct drive via belt, chain, variable speed disc to differential.|
Leviton(r) On-off switch (240V)
|Heater||You're kidding right?|
|Instrumentation||Gear selection, augar engage/disengage.|
|Top Speed||6 MPH ( 9 KPH)|
Five speeds forward, one reverse.
|Range||75', that's all the longer the cord is.|
|Curb Weight||350 Pounds (159 Kilograms)|
Lighter than with stock 8 HP gas (no starting pos), caused a slight loss of traction.
|Tires||4.5x8 w/ chains for traction.|
|Conversion Time||1 week.|
|Conversion Cost||Less than the new starter for the ICE. About $150.|
|Additional Features||Factory tire chains, limited slip differential. Now collecting dust in our shop in TX.|
|It blows snow FAR better with electric power than it ever did on gasoline. It will slip the belt before the motor stops, and the belt is TIGHT! The hardest part was locating a sheeve for the motor that would keep the pully ratios correct. The conversion itself was a snap and I should have done it years ago!|
May 2012 update: This has been disassembled and components used on various other projects, including a planned tiller for the Elec-Trac E-12, made from the auger section.