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E20 Elec Trak with 40" Berco 2 stage Snow Blower
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  1. E20 Elec Trak with 40" Berco 2 stage Snow Blower 
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    It took me forever ... but I thought I should show some of the work I have been doing on my E20 and the modified 40" snow blower ...
    I've posted a video on you tube after clearing the snow this morning ... 12/12/2016
    Its overly long ... I haven't had a chance to learn video editing ... but it will give you an idea how it works ...
    The hesitation and pauses are mainly my fault, getting used to the controls I made ... and getting into the corners ... so I don't have to shovel by hand ...

    https://youtu.be/44J5VmeHyy8

    I'll redo it when we get a heavier snowfall ... and I've had some more practice with the controls ...
     
     

  2. Re: E20 Elec Trak with 40" Berco 2 stage Snow Blower 
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    Good stuff David it works good.
    Thanks Doug from Markham Ont. Canada

    http://www.evalbum.com/3985

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  3. Re: E20 Elec Trak with 40" Berco 2 stage Snow Blower 
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    :-)
    I'd love a chance to run it along side your original ET snow blower sometime when we get really snowed in ... but neither one of us would be able to travel towing a trailer in that type of storm ... :-(
    :-)
     
     

  4. Re: E20 Elec Trak with 40" Berco 2 stage Snow Blower 
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    Maybe someday next summer we could meet at a Tractor show close to both of use and bring our electric tractors.
    Thanks Doug from Markham Ont. Canada

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  5. Re: E20 Elec Trak with 40" Berco 2 stage Snow Blower 
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    David: can you provide details on what model the snowblower is?
    what you used for scooter motors to run this snowblower?
    pictures or video of your setup.
    thanks
    stephen
     
     

  6. Re: E20 Elec Trak with 40" Berco 2 stage Snow Blower 
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    I didn't take any photo's / notes when I first put this together ... as it was very much of a one off type of thing ...
    I had seen a couple of other similar ones online ... and decided I could learn from the approach they took ...
    I thought it was important to do away with the gearbox and use direct drive ... as well as keeping it closely coupled to the E20 as possible to help with manuverability and lifting the snowblower
    up and steering control ...

    The BercoMax website below ... there is a Brochere / Photo's / Video under the photo gallery tab at top ...
    It's known as the Compact
    http://www.bercomac.com/decouvrezBer...uments_ang.php

    Also Jims repair ... with some good information on snowblowers ... it is listed as the Compact 40" Model 700255-1 the one I bought at

    http://www.jimsrepairjimstractors.com/snowblower.htm

    Its commonly rebranded for other makers ... such as Sears Craftsman ect ...
    I was lucky enough to pick one up 'unused' for $250 ... where they still on sale at Sears under the Craftsman Brand for almost $2000 ...
    It looked like someone bought it ... and never managed to get it attached to their lawn tractor ... totally unused ... just a little roadrash in places from sitting ... :-)

    The motor is from an old mobility scooter ... in this case a Fortress scooter ... scores off of Kijiji ... but several other brands share the same motor style ...
    Mainly that it is an older 3 or 4 wheel mobility scooter with a single motor with chain drive ...
    I figured if one of them was strong enough to carry a 3-400 lb person around all day ... it would throw some snow as well ... with much better construction and heavier than some of the off shore motors on ebay ... ;-)

    I noticed on one of the forums I look at where they talk about being able to overvolt these motors without any problem ... even though they are rated at 24V 500W at the endless sphere link below ...

    https://endless-sphere.com/forums/vi...php?f=2&t=4874

    I'm using a 1500 # winch tucked in where the origional lift was ... a linear activator to raise & lower the shoot (sale Princess Auto)... and an old B & D cordless drill that I hadn't used for years for shoot rotation ...all operated by toggle switches on the dash ...

    I'll take a few pictures this summer when I check it out to make sure everything is lubricated and working OK ...

    The only problem I've had this year ... was blowing a fuse (and fuse block) a a shear pin when someone threw left the local free paper at the end of the driveway in the middle of snow storm ... :-(
    Luckily shear pins and fuses work as intended ... ;-)
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