electric OX

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by slib-q, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. slib-q

    slib-q LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Anybody ever heard about the electric ox? It's a multipurpose tractor from Canada, with a front end mower attachment available. And, oh yeah, it's electric. The mowing deck is 44" wide and has the battery capacity to mow for 5 hrs ( about 4 acres).

    Whatcha' think?

    Know anybody who has got one?

    They're pretty heavy, weighing in at 808 lbs. So i am concerned about tracks in the yard but, if it was to work out--how cool! :eek: :blush:
  2. treemeat

    treemeat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    hi from wichita!

    I've heard of some old General Electric tractors as well as some John Deere that were electric. I think they were made back in the sixties. Could get mowers, snowblowers, anything you could get for a regular tractor. They'd be great if you had a big wind genny out in the country, save some cash on fuel. Bet they sound pretty neat . . . . wouldn't have to worry about mowing residential too early . . ..

    I had no idea that someone was making one again. I think the old ones surface on ebay occasionally.
  3. ndunn

    ndunn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    we should form an Organic Lawn Care alliance for the sole purpose of preasuring manufacturers into developing effective commercial mowers that are electric. Line trimmers too. There's gotta be a way to mount a battery on a backpack or something. Any ideas?

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