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8ntruck

:text-yeahthat: I've got a CD with the title 'Round Sounds'.  It is various radial aircraft engines starting up and running.

 

Heard a tidbit on the radio yesterday that in a short time most Ferraris will be electric. Somehow, I think an electric Ferrari will loose part of its soul with the silent drive train.  Yes, it will handle well and be fast - probably better than previous Ferraris - but it won't sound right. 

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ebinmaine
55 minutes ago, 8ntruck said:

- probably better than previous Ferraris - but it won't sound right

With today's modern technology you could probably tie in the audio amazing osity of any Ferrari model you want to the vehicular sound system

 

 

 

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SylvanLakeWH

Winter report on battery usage:

 

Just finished first plowing with the E-141.

 

Two driveways. About 3" total snow on frozen slop with hard pack drifts 12-24".

 

5 degrees with -17 degree windchill. 

 

No chains no added weight.

 

69% remaining on batteries after 45 minutes plowing. Two driveways... flat concrete.

 

 

 

 

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c-series don

Absolutely love the fact that you are using that tractor for a use that probably very few  E-series owners ever used them for. Also just wanted to add one thing. At 14 years old I got a 42” blade for Christmas for my Work Horse GT-1800. I used it to plow snow for years in the position you have yours in, I think it’s the third hole from the top with the springs? I mainly had it like this because I thought it looked cool, however years later I restored a 48” blade and rolled it back to the second hole from the top. I was surprised how much better it pushed and rolled snow. I’ve actually tried the top hole for pushing dirt so it would cut better and used the bottom hole for spreading gravel. Pretty amazing that the engineers at Wheel Horse actually gave thought to this. Keep rocking the E-141 I love it!! 

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SylvanLakeWH
7 minutes ago, c-series don said:

Absolutely love the fact that you are using that tractor for a use that probably very few  E-series owners ever used them for. Also just wanted to add one thing. At 14 years old I got a 42” blade for Christmas for my Work Horse GT-1800. I used it to plow snow for years in the position you have yours in, I think it’s the third hole from the top with the springs? I mainly had it like this because I thought it looked cool, however years later I restored a 48” blade and rolled it back to the second hole from the top. I was surprised how much better it pushed and rolled snow. I’ve actually tried the top hole for pushing dirt so it would cut better and used the bottom hole for spreading gravel. Pretty amazing that the engineers at Wheel Horse actually gave thought to this. Keep rocking the E-141 I love it!! 

 

Thanks for the comments!!!

 

I have a brand new concrete driveway and plow another brand new one next door. Blade is purposely in that spot to reduce bite for first couple of years... I agree that your suggested tilt would scrape better but for now i'm purposely keeping it lightly scraping... I'm babying the new drive... :hide:

 

I'll keep posting as I go with the E-141... it really is a great tractor... so much more than a tug for the train (but don't tell the little guys... they think all the :wh:'s are for them)... :ph34r:

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Thor27
On 4/14/2022 at 4:36 PM, SylvanLakeWH said:

 

 

When you said Horn, considering the intended usage of your horse, I expected:

 

 

 

 

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SylvanLakeWH

I'm cheap... :D

 

Here's a bit of the horn in action...

 

 

 

 

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Pullstart

I kinda halfway almost recognize this one!

 

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As for train horns, have any room for a compressor?

 

 

 

 

 

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SylvanLakeWH

That's one of my older brothers... identical twins. They were my gas engine pit crew in case my electric failed me... I had tow straps ready to go... :hide:

 

Horn - I went simple... never know. May upgrade as I expand the train... Several more nieces / nephews have little ones in the pipeline, so i'm looking to either add cars to the train or go with another whole train... decisions decisions... :eusa-think:

 

Problem going longer is turning around in the street... 

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Pullstart
3 hours ago, SylvanLakeWH said:

That's one of my... identical twins.


 

:angry-nono:

 

I see different engines and different fender pans… :lol:

 

 

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SylvanLakeWH

Good Eye!!! :handgestures-thumbupright:

 

 

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Evguy
On 12/23/2022 at 6:14 PM, SylvanLakeWH said:

 

Winter report on battery usage:

 

Just finished first plowing with the E-141.

 

Two driveways. About 3" total snow on frozen slop with hard pack drifts 12-24".

 

5 degrees with -17 degree windchill. 

 

No chains no added weight.

 

69% remaining on batteries after 45 minutes plowing. Two driveways... flat concrete.

 

 

 

 

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I’m thinking my lithium battery powered 1800 wouldn’t fare as well, gave some thought to putting snowblower on it and see how it works 

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SylvanLakeWH

Plowing with the E-141 and all of a sudden it starts screaming a blood curdling high screech from belt / pulley area... way loud... :scared-eek:

 

Pop off the belt guard and find the belt had somehow jumped UNDER the belt guide!!! Now mind you this is physically shall we say not likely. I had to really pull to get it back on top the guide where it belongs...

 

First photo as I found it. Second photo correct routing...

 

 

Plowed 4 drives today no issues...

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Rick3478

I've had that happen before.  In your case you noticed it right away.  I think I may have run a 314 that way for a couple years.  All it takes is for the belt to grab a twig or chunk of ice and drag it through the guard.

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