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  1. Mower Conversion Question

    Technical Discussion
    Hello everyone! Long, long time reader, first time poster. I thought my first post would have been concerning a car conversion but it looks like my first conversion is going to be a riding mower. All that said, here we go: I received a free Craftsman 50" hydrostat mower in non-running...
  2. Motor Selection Confusion with Mower Conversion

    Electric Motors
    Hey guys, Running into several math problems, with the biggest being financially oriented. I have a 20 year old Toro Zero Turn mower whose HydroStatic unit finally went out ($700 to replace) and the 24hp ICE has been giving me minor issues as well, so what better time to look into my first...
  3. Hello from MD - Three Phase motor EV

    New Member Introductions
    Someone on the sci.electronics.design newsgroup suggested this forum. I have for a long time been interested in EVs and hybrids, and I have started by converting a stripped-down riding mower and using a 2 HP three phase induction motor, with a standard VFD, using 320 VDC which I obtain from a 17...
  4. Zero Turn Radius Electric Riding Lawn Mower

    Non Road Going Vehicles
    Hey everyone: I am looking at doing a zero turn radius riding mower conversion. However, as been mentioned in other posts, a hydrostatic transmission is inefficient when used with an electric motor. My idea is to use two hub motors, one for each drive tire, instead. Then I would use another...
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