Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 22, 1973 · Page 31
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 31

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it has a tat tf Mlttenl raises to Elec-Trak tractor owners, through its dealers, a special battery price that s about Vs less than retail. And during this time you've banked about 30 cents for every acre you've mowed. These economics have convinced industrial users from railroads to lift truck operators, that electric means ' economy. It's safer You can mow up to 3.5 acres of lawn-like-this — on one charge with the E12, E15 or E20 Elec-Trak tractor with heavy duty power pack. If you wanted to mow some more, you could get 25% of total power recharged while you had a one-hour lunch, or up to 85% of full power on a five-hour siesta. And you'll get 50% more range per charge by adding the optional plug-in booster pack. The whole family can enjoy Elec-Trak tractoring. It's loaded with safety features. Like the exclusive seat switch — the tractor, mower, or snowblower won't start unless you're on the seat, and power stops instantly if you leave it. Most important... mower blades stop in one to three seconds whenever you turn them off or leave the seat and .. . a patented 1 GE system prevents accidental restarting unless you switch it off and on again. The front mount mower and patented comfortable walk-through design 2 makes mounting the tractor easier and safer while the rear discharge models provide greater bystander protection. Whenever you depress the brake all the way, all drive power shuts off on large models. A main disconnect on the larger units allows you to fully remove all power and leave the tractor completely inoperative. The power system is safer, 36-volt, direct current and fully insulated. The Elec-Trak tractor also has a balanced weight design and a low center of gravity for greater stability. Finally, you can forget forever about pouring gasoline over a hot tractor engine. 1. U.S. Patent No. 3,647,876 2. U.S. Patent No. 0222,692 and 3,648,797 Elec Trak Tractor Work? Automatic Charger The built-in automatic charger plugs into any grounded household outlet, converts 110120 AC power to 36-volt DC to refill the power pack. Plu'g in when you're not using it, check the water level once a month, and your Elec-Trak tractor is always ready to go. Sewer Take off Mel All power for attachments (mower, snowthrower/etc.) comes directly from the power pack. It runs through this power take-off outlet (PTO) and into the attachment's own drive motor. This means full attachment power regardless of tractor speed, no hookup of complicated belts, pulleys and shafts Power Pack Energy stored in the long-life power pack is regulated by the control system (like a variable speed drill) to power the drive motor. Accessory •ellel This second outlet is your 36-volt power for all accessories (hedge trimmer, chain saw and edger/trimmer) and turns your tractor into a mobile power source. Olee Brake The large disc brake is mounted on the transaxle for sure, quick stops Central System Different models offer you a choice of foot pedal, single lever forward/reverse or simple clutch-brake speed control. Modular Components The unique GE system of modular components controls everything with simple plug-in elements. All you see are easy to reach switches. Drive Meier The drive motor, fully enclosed to protect it from dirt and moisture, transfers power to the transaxle. Transanle The rugged, cast-iron transaxle takes power from the drive motor, converts it through the gear ranges and turns the drive wheels. Tint's why ike switoh Is on! GENERAL Hi ELECTRIC

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