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    Electrical question

    I have a great states reel mower that works acceptably, but I think I'd like to convert it to an electric mower. The yard where I'm moving to is pretty small, and I just don't think I need the 6hp husky anymore.
    Anyway, does anyone know how to convert the mower so that an electric motor can drive the reel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBA View Post
    I have a great states reel mower that works acceptably, but I think I'd like to convert it to an electric mower. The yard where I'm moving to is pretty small, and I just don't think I need the 6hp husky anymore.
    Anyway, does anyone know how to convert the mower so that an electric motor can drive the reel?
    if i was u id just buy a electric

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    My electric mower was reasonably cheap and works well. It was particularly cheap since I got a corded, not rechargeable battery, model.

    I wouldn't try to convert a reel mower to electric without putting in a couple safety devices in place. A powered, spinning reel sounds like an easy way to lose a finger or 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
    My electric mower was reasonably cheap and works well. It was particularly cheap since I got a corded, not rechargeable battery, model.

    I wouldn't try to convert a reel mower to electric without putting in a couple safety devices in place. A powered, spinning reel sounds like an easy way to lose a finger or 4.
    The K.I.S.S. principal says buy store bought, unless you are just dying for a project. Or if your yard is small enough, just get a push mower and save the electricity.
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