You can start your own business, and work for yourself, and make pretty good money, if you have a tractor to use, and trailer to pull it with. You can also rent a tractor on a trailer in the beginning of your business, from your local rental yard, and ask him for a special discount, since you will be renting more than once. This will give you a good feel first, to see if you like tractor work. You can check around various places for the best deal, and then ask for even a better deal, no harm in that.
Once you have access to a tractor, there is lots of work in subdivisions, construction jobs, road grading, just about anything you can think of, for use with a tractor. You could contract with some companies that build houses. They usually always need to be graded level, with a tractor before they start building anything usually. Other houses on big lots, or even acres, like 1, 2, 5 and even bigger pieces of land, need a tractor, to grade their big yards, and keep the weeds at bay.
Lots of homes in the west are like that, especially in the desert areas. The tumble weeks grow so quickly, that most homes need tractors to scrape all the weeds off their land, and make them look clean again. You can make up a tractor service flier that you can pass out to landscapers, construction businesses, real estate agents, and more. Then you can do some adverting in the local paper. Make sure you have some nice signs on your vehicle also, to get more customers. It doesn’t hurt to have a nice big ad on your trailer you use to pull the tractor either.
Most rental yards charge a minimum of $200, just to rent a small tractor and trailer, so you know you can make money, if you target the right customers. Horse property home owners, are a good place also, as the corrals for horses, and other animals, need to be mucked out on a regular basis, so that the animals don’t get stuck, in their own environment. Which means, they need to be cleaned all the time, and you will get repeat business with that. Lots of new home lots need to be scraped clean of weeds, before a new house can be built. Other home owners, like to keep their weeds plowed over, on a regular basis, and they will be your repeat customers. And then, any side, or different jobs that come up, you can tackle, if you think you can handle the job.
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The microprocessor manages automatically selection of multiphase charging cycles of all type of lead batteries and also lithium batteries (LifePO4)
In case of electricity failure SIRIUS 2 turns off and continues the charge at the point that was last memorised by the microprocessor when electricity returns.
Sirius 2 has CAN-Bus bypass, It is also protected against reverse polarity, short circuit and it is waterproof (degree of protection IP65)
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In today’s video, i hook up a solar charge controller in my garage to keep my car, truck and garden tractor battery charged when sitting for periods of non-use. A free to operate battery tender! It’s also nice to have a way to keep my phone charged if the power goes out. It floats the battery at around 13.7 volts, during peak sunlight hours, so it helps the battery to last longer.
You can mow a 2-acre lawn for pennies with an all-electric lawn tractor. Brian Edmond’s DIY Electric Tractor Conversion Kit lets you take a lawn tractor headed for the scrap heap and make it mow again.
“I put together a complete kit for converting a 38 to 42-in., gas-powered lawn tractor to 24-volt all electric drive,” says Edmond. “You can convert almost any lawn tractor of that size.”
Edmond recommends checking with local repair shops for tractors headed for the scrap heap. He advises looking for tractors with 18-in. rims to match the gear ratio of his transaxle. Deck size is also important, as he has sized the electric motors to 19 to 21-in. blades.
Once it has been stripped down and parts resold or discarded, the frame should be power washed. He estimates the repower could take as long as 40 hrs., depending on experience levels. He provides complete plans, including videos and diagrams.
“Standard hand tools and basic electrical skills stripping and wrapping wires are all that are needed, aside from a small amount of welding,” says Edmond. “A local welding shop can easily handle that.”
With the exception of batteries, the kit contains the most difficult-to-get parts. The transaxle with brake and drive motor come in one unit. The kit also includes individual motors with mounting flanges for blade drives, electronic motor controller, control relays, digital amp/volt meter, circuit breakers and more.
Edmond selected components for their energy efficiency. “Other conversion kits are out there that will run for 15 to 20 min., but my kit will cut as much as 2 acres of grass on one 50-cent charge,” he says. “Another difference is battery placement. Instead of under the hood, I put the batteries under the driver’s seat for traction. Without the extra weight over the drive wheels, you can spin out on wet grass.”
Safety is a big feature with Edmond’s kit. He focused his 41 years of experience with electric motors and instrumentation on making his kit not only efficient, but also safe.
“Take your foot off the accelerator pedal, and the tractor slows in 1/2 a second, stops and applies the parking brake,” explains Edmond. “Without a mechanical drive, the cutter blades stop within 2 seconds. You could fall off, and the tractor will come to a standstill and the blades will stop before they could hit you.”
Other safety features include the mower deck itself. In order to activate the blades, the deck has to be lowered and the tractor has to be at rest with the operator’s foot on the brake pedal.
“You can’t activate the blades when the tractor is moving,” says Edmond.
Stopping and restarting on a hillside is also safer than with a mechanical drive. Stop on a slope, and the parking brake engages. Step on the accelerator pedal, and the parking brake disengages. The tractor begins moving within 1/10 of a second.
“With a mechanical drive, release the brake, and the tractor will begin to roll as you let out the clutch,” says Edmond. “With my kit, the mower won’t roll back more than an inch.”
Minimal maintenance is an attractive feature of Edmond’s converted tractors. Not only are there no oil or gas levels to check, but there are also no filters, belts or pulleys to replace.
Removing the entire mower deck can be done by pulling 2 pins and a steel bar at the front. Even the blades are easy to maintain. Remove 4 pins to pull the blades for sharpening or replacement. Again, safety is paramount.
“Power to the motors on each blade is delivered via a plug-in cable,” explains Edmond.
The kit is available at an introductory 22 percent discount of $1,247 U.S. or $1,597 Canadian. It uses standard 6-volt golf cart batteries and can be recharged with a standard battery charger in 4 to 5 hrs.
“You can go on eBay and find a battery charger from an electric wheelchair. They are all smart chargers,” suggests Edmond. “They will shut off automatically, extending battery life.”
Edmond estimates annual operating cost for cutting 2 acres 22 times a year with his repowered mower at about $11 plus $57 towards replacing $400 batteries every 7 years. He compares that with the $366 estimated cost of operating a gas tractor (fuel and service) the same amount of time.
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I found this with a bunch of old tractor bits in my grandmas woods when I was hunting! It looked like a 4 cylinder diesel tractor. This would have regulated the voltage coming from the dynamo. This tractor was probably made before 1960 because around the 1960’s they stopped using dynamos in cars and started using alternators. So this regulator is at least 50 years old.
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