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Old 03-26-2020, 05:15 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I have an electric push-mower and will never go back.

I actually think I'd try an electric riding mower if I had a yard just the right size for one.

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Old 03-26-2020, 06:44 PM   #22 (permalink)
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My Kubota that was first sold in 1978 is space age compared to those things. The hydraulics are driven straight off the engine, so when you push in the clutch all the hydraulics keep going.
Makes me remember some older trucks with a front-mounted PTO which I used to see before cabovers became so prevalent in my country even at construction sites. I always disliked transmission-mounted PTOs, since they seem to have higher losses due to the internal frictions on the transmission too.
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The first thing that came to my mind was the engine IS the tractor. I see you are covering that. What makes a tractor a tractor is the engine is the frame. The name came from 'traction engine', so it's an engine that can move. Then attach stuff to said engine and do tasks. So this is a "traction motor" which is actually shortens better to tractor. The old diesel ones should be tracgens maybe.
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I have an electric push-mower and will never go back.

I actually think I'd try an electric riding mower if I had a yard just the right size for one.
Look at this bad boy
https://www.husqvarna.com/us/product...automower-awd/
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A robot mower has been on my mind for a while. All of my yards would be right-sized for one, but they sure are expensive. They would really have to be problem-free for me to drop that kind of money. At those prices, I better only have to set it up in the spring, and service/store it in the fall.

I was thinking along these lines for a larger yard:



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A robot mower has been on my mind for a while.
I'd rather leave the grass to feed some livestock
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I'd rather leave the grass to feed some livestock
My lawn could maybe support 1 small goat.

Parents sold off the sheep herd 20 years ago.

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