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John Deere E90 Electric Mower


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Old 11-10-2016, 08:02:59 PM
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Default John Deere E90 Electric Mower

I got this the 31 of october and just now got around to getting some pics. It works. Just has some chips in the fiber glass and needs good paint and 3 tires. 1 rear is new. I am going to pull the wheels and have the tires took off and clean them and paint them and install new tires.
Mower motors run. I drove it into the shop on the charger as the battery's are bad.
Type S2081 004738M serial

I am looking forward to sharpening the blades and mowing the front yard with it.
I do want to ask, how do you adjust deck height?
Also, was the transmission painted green or left natural aluminum? This 1 has green on it. Could be overspray.
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Default Re: John Deere E90 electric mower

I had to go the tire store for other stuff to be fixed and had the tires took off the rims. Rears in good shape. fronts have some rust because of some kind of fix a flat.So in the electrolysis tub they will go.
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Default Re: John Deere E90 electric mower

I believe those JD electric mowers were re-badged General Electric Elec Traks, later mfd by Wheelhorse.
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Default Re: John Deere E90 electric mower

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I believe those JD electric mowers were re-badged General Electric Elec Traks, later mfd by Wheelhorse.
I thought the Elec-Trac was more of a tractor style . That JD is more like ariding mower. just my $.02.
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I think this is a John Deere product. The rear engine machine that Wheel Horse built after they bought out GE was based on the little Reo rear engine frame machine. I have 1 that was basically new old stock but is in rough shape from poor storage.
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John Deere made 2 models, the 90 and the 96 were both electric.. Here is the one my friend Max owns...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khdtuJv1k9o

International made one like it also..
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Default Re: John Deere E90 electric mower

I have a 96 but it is terrible rough shape.
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Default Re: John Deere E90 electric mower

well I have 3 battery's for the machine, and new front tires ordered off ebay.
I have the machine in the shop and will be cleaning it up and maby putting a quick paint job on it. Not trying to make it mint as I will want to run this machine and it would just get dirty and scuffed up anyway.
I am still wondering if the transmission is supposed to have paint on it or not.
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Theres a Guy here in western Oregon with one He bought brand new , boy it is really nice , he will talk your head off about it , forgot which one he has A JD for sure
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Default Re: John Deere E90 electric mower

We sold quite a few of those when I was at the JD store. People tended to like them until the first set of batteries gave out...then a lot of them got traded in on a 66 or 68 gas model. Batteries were about $150 ea. X3 back then, in the 70's, when 150 bucks was still real money...
No, they were not a rebadged GE or Wheel Horse, they were built in the Horicon works where all the L&G stuff was built.
I don't think the transmission was green from the factory.
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Well It mowed my front yard today! Did a good job to.
And the batterys were not even fully charged. I finally made a bit a money on some side work and went and bought a new rear tire to match the 1 the machine had on it and I got the wheels finished over the weekend. I was in no hurry to put things together till I walked in the shop yesterday and the work bench I had the batterys sitting on was broke down and about to dump my big heavy arbor press and 6 agm batterys in the floor! So I hustled and fixed that and got the tires mounted on the rear wheels and put things together. I love mowing with this thing. So quite and easy to drive. I have to much other stuff to do right now to paint it so I am just going to run it as is till I get time to fix things right. I would like to replace the key switch as someone put a push pull switch in place of it.
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Well I mowed the yard a second time today.
I noticed a sound once in a while that sounded ,well for lack of better word,a dry bearing in 1 of the deck motors. It mows fine. this sound is occasional but I want to investigate.
Does anyone have a break down of what the motor looks like inside or how can I access the top bearing or bushing? I think a drop of oil would probably make a big difference.
I have also found the timer does not work on the charger. It charges but the timer will not turn or turn it off automatically. So at the moment it is on 1 of my golf cart chargers.
So does anyone have a source for a new timer for the charger? I think it is for 12 hours?
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Question, I replaced the toggle switch and mowed a good bit with the machine,the switch went bad,got hot.
It has messed up the 3rd switch.
I am wondering if some dingbat bypassed a soliniod maby?
BUT I have googled until i am blue in the face and can not find a schematic.I found parts breakdowns and there is 2 solinoids,1 is for the deck and 1 may be for the start winding of the traction motor.But I am thinking of adding a golf cart solinoid in the switch circut to save switches.
Does anyone have a diagram of the wireing for a John Deere 90?
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HERE is where is where I found some manuals
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I searched last night for a while and never did find those manuals.How did you did dat?
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Thanks for the search.I just bought all 3 of the manuals ,service,owners and parts catalog.So I should have everything I need! 34 bucks worth total. Being these machines were not all that common back then,and few remain,having the tech info for them makes it easier for me to maintain mine and makes it worth a bit more when I get old and grey and can't plug in the charger anymore!
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I searched last night for a while and never did find those manuals.How did you did dat?
I usually start with a web search, but for the older manuals and such, I hit up Ebay first.
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I had to go by the John deere dealer today to get a cheap plastic part to fix the shifter on a GT262 today and I took my parts manual for the E 90 in there and ask about a key switch that I need for it. Obsolete of course Counter man said he had only saw 1 of the electrics during his carreer.
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