Thought I would make a post about my current project as I am actually making some progress on it. I've always wanted to do a midsized tractor to see how useful it would be on a small farm, get an idea of how much power is actually used on the haybob or when rolling etc. At least see where batteries capacities need to be to replace a diesel powertrain.
So I bought this last January as it came up at a decent price for what was there. At the time I was still half way through the MGF project which was finished last autumn.
So September last year I cleared a space in a shed and got to work stripping this one down for some light restoration, which turned into a little bit more than that. Rebuilt the brakes, pedal cross shaft, replaced half shaft bearings and seals, front axle trunnion pin bushings. Also decided on a hydrostatic steering upgrade since it there isn't that much cost difference between repairing what I had and putting in hydrostatic components.
That's about where I am so far, just about to put the motor in the next week or so.
The plan was always a Gen 1 Nissan leaf motor, an extra 69nm of torque and more power at every rpm range. Will be speed limited for obvious reasons!
Running Zombieverter, most probably with CCS fast charge since I found a CCS socket for it. Batteries I expect to come from an Ecorsa/206E. But yet to purchase those, I learnt from my first project to buy the battery when you need them not at the very start. So open to changes there. Once I get the motor and inverter in I will have more of a clue about space for batteries and can plan from there. But aiming for around 40-50kWh of batteries.
Designed and had made up the adaptor plate to mount the motor to the gearbox. Keeping the clutch in order to keep independent PTO. Not losing functionality is important to me.
Leaf shaft was from BRAT industries, with my flywheel adaptor that I had laser cut and then shrunk fit into the leaf shaft. With a bit of weld just to make sure, which will be ground down smooth at a later date.
Still seem to have endless painting ahead of me, fortunately there isn't that much rust to patch up. Just a bit on the mudguards. But it's exciting to actually be at the point of actually doing conversion activities rather than restoration.