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Old 06-04-2017, 12:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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To mow 1.5 acres in a single charge you'll need a lithium pack for sure. As it is I have a 1 acre lot and I have to mow in multiple charges, and to be kind/easy on the batteries which are lead acid. I love the mower but it certainly hasn't been the most economical machine.

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Perhaps you could reconsider the idea of mowing the whole thing? Look into prairie/grassland ornamental plantings.
My wife tells me that the back half of the property will be mostly garden. Itat will leave an area that is still too big foe my trusty Neuton push mower though.

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I mowed and weed wacked around my house in Virginia which had about 1 acre of grass with 120v push mower and weed eater from 2006 to 2011.
After the first few months I devised a good cord layout scheme it it wasn't much trouble after that.
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My wife tells me that the back half of the property will be mostly garden. Itat will leave an area that is still too big foe my trusty Neuton push mower though.
Somewhat like mine, which is mostly garden verging into semi-native* plant areas in the distance. I can do the lawn areas with my B&D electric. Takes more than one charge, but they're smaller "islands" rather than one big lawn, so I don't have to mow the whole thing in one go - and frankly, I don't want to anyway :-)

*Semi-native meaning about anything that takes a minimum of care, and will survive with at most one watering per month. Lots of penstemons, California poppies, flax. Species tulips & bearded iris do surprisingly well.
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Vegetable gardens love wildflower gardens nearby.

there are all sorts of things you can plant that look good and replace grass that exists only to be mowed.

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I have also been thinking about doing an e Electric Riding Mower conversion.

Has anyone seen what this guy did?
He also sells plans for his build. I have no affiliation with him just wondering what people think. He claims that it will mow up to 2 acres on a charge.

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The GE Electrack tractors from the 1970's work well when updated with an Altrax controller and solid state battery charger, I think they are good for about 3 acres.
They can also tow a decent amount.
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The GE Electrack tractors from the 1970's work well when updated with an Altrax controller and solid state battery charger, I think they are good for about 3 acres.
They can also tow a decent amount.
I did a Google search on the GE Elec-Trak and now I'm hooked!

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Wow how did I miss the replies to this thread. I have wanted a GE Elec-Trak E16 for a log time but they are hard to find in my area. Also either people want a lot for them or they are very rusty/worn out.

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