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  1. 1971 e12 
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    26AE12CA - serial# HP18883 made Aug 18/71

    I figured I should start a thread on this tractor as I plan on fixing and keeping it. Picked it up as part of a package deal, it was the only one with batteries and it ran.
    Today I tightened up the drive belt and went for a drive, it goes forward, backward, turns and stops. Only seems to have the 2nd medium speed, slow and fast or full don't seem to work nor does the power pulse button seem to do anything. Have to dig into that deeper, see if I can get it all working right.
    The E12 doesn't have as much guts or speed as the EGT200 does but it does turn tighter.
    Now the list of things to do on it starts.
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    Today I was driving this thing around again, decided to top up the batteries with some water and charge them.
    The charger is a Clarke 36volt, I rigged up a plug that fits into the accessory socket, made sure I had the right polarity and it seems to work.
    Since this is an old pack 7yrs I decided to mix some Epson salts in with the Distilled water. I have heard of others having some success with reviving old batteries this way so I figured I'd try it.
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    PLAYING

    Today I mounted Dozer blade, a Brinly back blade with the Sleeve hitch plus manual lift to see how it fits and works.
    The electric lift doesn't work and the cable for the angle control on the handle is broken so there just on there for show. More stuff to fix.
    The Sleeve hitch, manual lift, back blade all work and I got to try them out a bit on the driveway tonight. Drive belt on the tractor slips in 3rd (D1) but works OK in 2nd (L).
    I kinda like the black and yellow combination, seems to go together good.
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    NEW TIRES

    Today I got some new tires mounted for my tractors.
    Front - 4.00 x 8, Tri-Rib on new rims.
    Back - 23 - 8.50 x 12, Carlisle Power-Trac on a spare set of rims.

    These both fit my E12 or EGT200.
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    Problems
    The only thing this tractor does is move, the PTO and Lift do not seem to work at all. I opened up the covers and found that the PTO RTN relay (1RTN) is physically broken.

    Are the 2 - RTN relays the same, PTO and Speed control?
    Does anybody have any for sale?
    Is this the relay or a replacement for it here? http://electrictractorstore.com/inde...products_id=80
    Thanks Doug from Markham Ont. Canada

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    Doug,

    There are two RTN relays - one for the drive motor, and one for the PTO.

    If you want to stick to the original style, I have some. If you're interested, let me know. If you want to change to the newer style, then the one you linked to will work just fine.

    On the lift motor, the best course of action would probably be to disconnect and probe the leads at the lift motor itself to make sure you're getting voltage when you move the switch. If you are, the motor is shot. If you aren't then look at the fuse, wiring connections, wires, and switch.

    Nick
     
     

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    Update
    I haven't done much with this tractor, it just kinda sits around, has no batteries in it now and is still in the same condition as before. ???
    To many projects and not enough $$$ or time. So what to do with it.

    Well, I have been thinking for a while now about building a dedicated GE pulling tractor for the Garden Tractor pulls, this is a good candidate for that as it is in need of lots of repairs. I do have a few spare parts, more powerful motors lying around and lots of time on my hands till spring.

    And, I really don't want to modify/alter my other good working, mostly original GE tractors.
    Gonna see what I can do with this thing with what I got.
    Thanks Doug from Markham Ont. Canada

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    http://www.evalbum.com/4400
     
     

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