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Old 06-22-2009, 11:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Wouldn't drive a rider.
Actually, I was referring to a pusher. Cheap, easy to build. You could probably use a vacuum motor for that, but then you'd either have to use an inverter or run it corded.

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Old 06-22-2009, 11:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I could run it off batteries w/o an inverter as well... Get 6v lantern batteries and series 20 of them.

What I actually meant about e-mower conversions was to build e-powered riding lawn mowers, and build them from recycled stuff so that they can compete with the cost of a decent used mower.
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Old 06-22-2009, 11:51 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I could run it off batteries w/o an inverter as well... Get 6v lantern batteries and series 20 of them.

What I actually meant about e-mower conversions was to build e-powered riding lawn mowers, and build them from recycled stuff so that they can compete with the cost of a decent used mower.
That's a great idea. My dad has a rider. It's a noisy belt-driven smelly pile of junk, and an EV conversion would make it better than new.
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maybe I got a bad one, but goat meat tastes like rubbery fat.
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maybe I got a bad one, but goat meat tastes like rubbery fat.
Probably smells as bad as a riding mower too, though still not as bad as Oprah, I'd imagine.

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