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Re: What about electric mowers and outboards?

Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:06 am

Our boat (see avatar) is electric. All 300 or so on our lake are electric.

oh . . . . . and yea . . . there ARE a few EV outboards too;

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Re: What about electric mowers and outboards?

Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:30 am


Wow :!:
Starts at $16,000 :!:

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Re: What about electric mowers and outboards?

Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:50 am

It's the Tesla of mowers.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new

@ 25 months, 25k, 267 GID, 56.88 AHr
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 AHr


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Re: What about electric mowers and outboards?

Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:54 am

Nubo wrote:
NeilBlanchard wrote:I have all electric yard machines - corded, that is. Earthwise 20" mowers are great - they have ball bearing wheels which alone makes them much better than most mowers. I have a electric weed wacker and an electric chainsaw and pole saw. I have a Snow Joe snow blower that did yeoman's work this winter. I have Toro leaf vacuum / blowers, and a chipper that takes up to ~2" branches.

All of them use a tiny fraction of the energy as their gasoline powered counterparts. They each use no more than 10-15¢ per HOUR of heavy duty use. No oil changes, and no maintenance, other than sharpening in some cases.


If you don't mind, what model of chipper do you have? Seems hard to find an electric one that has sufficient capability. Is it 120V or 240V?


I wish it was 240v - it is a Patriot: http://www.patriot-products-inc.com/P/30/WoodChipperLeafShredder15hpElectric

I see now that they make a 240V "international" model - oh, it is 50Hz - darn it: http://www.patriot-products-inc.com/P/31/WoodChipperLeafShredder15hpElectricInternational

I bought a second blade and keeping them sharp is important. I have used this machine a lot, and it is quite useful. Having said that, you have to feed it with care - when it slows the RPM's, you have to back off the feed rate, and let it spin up again. I need to get a 20A outlet - I have been running all my lawn machines on a 10A GFI outlet, and very rarely have tripped the breaker.

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Re: What about electric mowers and outboards?

Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:51 am

When I was a kid we had a 240vac 20" push mower. My father worked for the power company and we got it to test out, I don't remember the brand. I mowed with it a lot and it always had plenty of power. If I recall it was on a 15 amps at 240 volts breaker, probably really pulled 12 amps at 240. We now have a B&D corded MM875 a 19" with a 12amp motor and a B&D CM1836 a 18" battery mower. They cut about the same but neither has the power of that old 240v mower.

I wish they had a hybrid one that could use the line power most of the time but when you get in to tall grass have the battery help as well, basically doubling the power output. Or just give me a nice 240vac mower. The line loss is SO much less and obviously you can pull more power as well.

I wonder how bad it would be to run a European 50hz corded mower on 240vac 60hz :)
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Re: What about electric mowers and outboards?

Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:33 am

LeftieBiker wrote:I was joking, although I don't actually see the how a trolling motor isn't an "outboard." That term refers to placement, not output.


True enough. I just end up fighting thist battle all the time: People look at my $2k Torqeedo and roll their eyes. They tell me that I'm a fool for paying that much. That you can get a Minn Kota "outboard" for $250. What they fail to see is that the Torqeedo is nothing like a typical trolling motor. It is actually comparable to the $1,600 Mercury 4.0 gas outboard I used to have in terms of performance. The difference is that fuel is much cheaper and maintenance is practically zero. Reliability has been far better as well.

So while what you said is true, in my experience that is the marine equivalent of calling electric cars "glorified golf carts". We all know that our Leafs are fully capable cars, but many people still hold that misconception.
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Re: What about electric mowers and outboards?

Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:55 am

I don't think the Husquvarnas ever made it into production, but I hope they do.
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'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new

@ 25 months, 25k, 267 GID, 56.88 AHr
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 AHr


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Re: What about electric mowers and outboards?

Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:56 am

Or this:
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'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new

@ 25 months, 25k, 267 GID, 56.88 AHr
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 AHr


6.72 kW Array

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Re: What about electric mowers and outboards?

Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:06 am

GetOffYourGas wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote:The outboard I have is a Minn Kota Classic 28, with 28lbs thrust. If that isn't big enough, get two. ;-)


No offense, but you have a trolling motor, not an outboard. Minn Kota makes some excellent trolling motors (I have a similar one with about 30lbs of thrust). They make some nominal "outboards": http://www.minnkotamotors.com/Trolling- ... d/E-Drive/. However, the E-Drive is more expensive and less powerful than the Torqeedo Travel series, which, IMHO, is a true electric outboard.
None taken. but if you want more power - you gotta go inboard . . . . . how does 2,200hp sound ...
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Re: What about electric mowers and outboards?

Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:24 am

Where is the QC port, going to need that often.

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