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Had a look at what makes the wheels drive, no belts,pulleys, shaft, the gearbox looks a bit like a reduction drive starter motor and is just electric as far as i can tell. Cant wait to get my hands on one


Posted 22 January 2018 - 02:32 PM

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Any idea how straightforward it is putting the Honda disc on? - I've never looked under an electric mower but I'd be surprised if it's a standard 7/8" shaft with keyway?


Posted 22 January 2018 - 03:07 PM

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What happened to footprint ?

Did he leave voluntarily or otherwise ?

 

Cheers Fred.


Posted 22 January 2018 - 03:29 PM

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Any idea how straightforward it is putting the Honda disc on? - I've never looked under an electric mower but I'd be surprised if it's a standard 7/8" shaft with keyway?

Dont know personally but Footprints reply on the you tube to a question

I used the disc and blades off an old Honda Buffalo plus I had to weld a couple of washers on disc to adapt it to different shaft!


Posted 22 January 2018 - 04:29 PM

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What happened to footprint ?

Did he leave voluntarily or otherwise ?

 

Cheers Fred.

Not sure Fred but i can forsee another bloke leaving soon.


Posted 22 January 2018 - 04:31 PM

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They made him join as a Supplier.


Posted 22 January 2018 - 04:35 PM

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I really dont get that at all, he uses Kobalt,Ego Victa Husqvarna and who knows what else


Posted 22 January 2018 - 04:37 PM

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I could be wrong and often am, In those days he was mostly Husqy


Posted 22 January 2018 - 04:44 PM

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And he was one of the first to introduce Ego (although he doesnt work with Ego anymore )

 


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 04:51 PM

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Dont know personally but Footprints reply on the you tube to a question

I used the disc and blades off an old Honda Buffalo plus I had to weld a couple of washers on disc to adapt it to different shaft!

OK, that puts it beyond my abilities - and sense of caution too.


Posted 22 January 2018 - 05:04 PM

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OK, that puts it beyond my abilities - and sense of caution too.

Mine too but depending on the blade cut off either end and fit swingbacks?
 

Edit: could lower height of cut too.


Posted 22 January 2018 - 05:06 PM

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the most important part is balance

else anything goes


Posted 22 January 2018 - 05:12 PM

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Maybe if I was mowing the back paddock with it but to do anything that radical to the spinning bits of sharp steel that attach to a 2KW power source and then to take it round peoples homes and use it - nah - might even be stronger than original but something lets go and you're screwed in the eyes of the law and insurance companies - if it was just changing the boss and disc and sourcing unmodified blades of the right length OK.


Posted 22 January 2018 - 05:15 PM

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OR would the disc off the smaller 82v fit and just get some other blades?


Posted 22 January 2018 - 05:20 PM

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What happened to footprint ?

Did he leave voluntarily or otherwise ?

 

Cheers Fred.

He tried to message you today but couldnt as he is banned, you can give him a yell on his You Tube channel Fred

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 06:51 PM

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Thanx Drew.

 

Cheers Fred.


Posted 22 January 2018 - 07:14 PM

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Mine too but depending on the blade cut off either end and fit swingbacks?
 

Edit: could lower height of cut too.

that's the answer..............


Posted 22 January 2018 - 07:30 PM

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#38

the closer to the central axis the centre of mass is the better

swing blades are more forgiving and more responsive (recover faster) than bar blades

 

under heavy load a bar blade will stall before swing blades do

in either circumstance if the mower spin is slowing, you have the cut height set too low

 

https://en.wikipedia...ment_of_inertia

 

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#39

Victa 82v is sold in the USA as Snapper and they have a SP 21'', waiting to hear back from V.

Victa,s reply

 

Good afternoon Drew,

 

Thank you for your email and your interest.

 

Currently, a self-propelled model is not available, but please contact us in the next financial year and we might have an update for you.

 

 

Kind Regards,

 

Bichard Beyrouty


Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:55 PM

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#40

What a stuff up. 
Rang Bunnings the other day guy rings back says we dont have any 82v 18'' in stock but the other store does.

Ring the other store about 1700 get passed around 4 times finally to a guy who takes my name and number. Nobody rings back!!!

Today i had to mow near the other store so i call in to have a look. None available!!! Ask the girl at the desk and she taps on the computer and says OH they are in stock but we dont have them in store yet!!!!  :angry: 

Anyway had a look at the 21'', amazingly light  :) not impressed with the half chute though and this is non self propelled, they must use same body for all models including the self propelled due here in next financial year

 

Edit: ''same body'' in the USA they are sold as Snapper and they have 19 and 21''. 21 is available as push or SP


Posted 26 January 2018 - 12:32 PM




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