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While working on my dad's old Sears Suburban SS12 this week I started wondering what all might be involved with converting from gas engine to pure plug in electric. The LTO packs we are using these days would be perfect for storing power, but I'm not sure what direction I'd want to go for an electric motor. Whatever I picked would need to be strong enough to power belt-driven PTO attachments such as a belly mower.

Has anyone run across any articles or projects like this?
 

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Youtube and google will be full of stuff.
Quite a few people have done electric ride on mowers.

It won't be especially cheap to do, motor, controller, charger, bms, batteries etc etc.
Lots of good old fashioned engineering making it all fit, work and remain safe.
 

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It’s wonderful to be creative..
This was all brand spanking new to me three years ago.
I was wanting to buy a used car back then -went to several used car places in Dyersburg and called more on the phone.

My first question would be. Do you have a car that gets 40 MPG. They would hang up and say good luck.

Now I know what LTO is-
Nickel metal hydride.
And I can see these things at work and brilliant people have a ball doing it.

It must be terrific being a genius.🤓👍
 

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It would be a perfect candidate for gutting an old forklift or pallet jack and re-using the speed controller and motor(s). It would be wickedly cool if you put a solar panel "awning" on the mower. Let it sit in the sun all week and mow on Saturday. lol.
 
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