[Oeva-list] Looking for a GE Elec-Trak

Jerry McIntire jerry.mcintire at gmail.com
Fri Nov 27 21:18:21 PST 2009


They are collector's items, but they are still regularly doing yard work for
a number of people. $1000 give or take for one with a 42", three motor
mowing deck, in good running condition. Not all of them have corrosion
problems. In Wisconsin, I have a neighbor who has been using his Elec Trak
for over thirty years to mow his acre and a half. I also have a friend who
uses one on his farm almost daily. Mine has a plow blade and snow blower
along with the mower deck.


On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 6:28 PM, Dan Bortel <dannyb61 at comcast.net> wrote:

> Steve,
> There's a guy in Salem that has several of them. They are all in need of
> restoration. I expect he would let one go for somewhere in the $500 range
> (about the going price for dead ones now days). I can find his name and
> address for you if you really want to do this.
> Most of the Elek-Trak corpses I have seen out there have significant
> battery
> corrosion problems and would need a lot of 'body work'. Also, they are old
> technology as far as the controller, etc. In addition, you will probably
> have well over $1000 in one to bring it back to good condition. That makes
> it a collector's item, and not something you would want to do your yard
> work
> with.
> What I would suggest is that you do something more like what John Wayland
> did with the 'Heavy Metal Garden Tractor'. http://www.evalbum.com/38 You
> can
> get a large donor garden tractor for cheap and redo it with a modern
> controller and motor (like an Altrex and a B&S Etek) for less money and
> have
> a lot more power (power is good). Also it would be your own custom product.
> I have a large Sears donor setting out back that I was going to do just
> that, but have never gotten around to it. It doesn't have a mowing deck,
> but
> you can have it if you want it, and are sure you will do the conversion.
> Dan Bortel
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> Date: Sun, 22 Nov 2009 14:18:16 -0800
> From: steve boser <greenerwheels at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Oeva-list]  Looking for a GE Elec-Trak
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> Hi all
> I was hoping to find someone locally that has a GE Elec-Trak garden
> tractor that is in need of repair that the owner would be willing to
> part with. I think it would make for a nice winter project and would
> be able to use it in the spring as well as make it a learning
> experience.
> Thanks
> Steve
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