mfrerking wrote:Here would be my guess...
If you run constantly, or often, in first and second electronic speeds, the toaster is in use. Lots of the stored battery voltage is wasted on resistance (heat). An electronic controller would definitely increase your run time. You would likely gain the half-acre.
If you run in third electronic speed, there are no resistors in use. You would see very little difference.
If you run in the higher electronic speeds, a small amount of power is lost due to the resistors. So, some improvement in run time might be noticed. Not necessarily close to a half-acre worth of savings.
Obviously, one way to gain run time is to use batteries with higher amp/hr capacity. Going from a T-105 to a T-125 will gain you about 20 amp/hr. Depending on how hard you are pulling current, this could gain another 15 minutes or so.
Making sure the deck motor bearings are in good shape and the blades are sharp will also make a difference.
Not an exact answer. Two cents worth anyway
colinmcc wrote:I'd be interested to know what model of Alltrax you used and whether it is suitable for use on all models, (apart from the E8/10 which have permanent magnet motors).
roberttroll wrote:colinmcc wrote:I'd be interested to know what model of Alltrax you used and whether it is suitable for use on all models, (apart from the E8/10 which have permanent magnet motors).
I am currently doing a controller writeup. Which i hope will serve as the basis of a wiki page. The Curtis 1204/1205 will work with all of the ET motors as will the 4QD. The Alltrax DCX300 ET model will not as it is looking for the presence of a field.
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