Category Archives: Machine Tools / Welding

John Deere 200, 210, 212, 214 Axle Seal Replacement

The John Deere 214 Garden Tractor that I recently converted to electricity ( http://rvbprecision.com/machine-tools-welding/garden-tractor-to-electric-conversion-john-deere-214.html ) developped a leak in one of the rear axles. Was making quite a mess and was getting worse, fast! It was time to replace the seals at the transaxle with new ones….. Here’s how I did it. I removed the

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TENT TRAILER to UTILITY TRAILER….A Covid Project!

I’m bored! This is week two of Covid19 isolation. Sitting at home with a garage full of tools, I need a project. This spring I plan on filling my lawn to level it out and reseeding. I need a small garden tractor with a plow and able to pull a York Rake. But I have

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GARDEN TRACTOR TO ELECTRIC CONVERSION / JOHN DEERE 214

If you saw the other article I wrote a month ago about the TORO “Lawn” Tractor that I converted to electric, you saw that the “Operation was a success….But the patient died!” The little “Lawn” tractor’s transmission and tiny axles could not stand up to the massive instantaneous torque of the Motenergy ME1004, 13HP, electric

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TORO Lawn / Garden Tractor Conversion to Electric

I always wanted to convert some type of vehicle to electric propulsion. I thought about a car or truck but the cost and complexity was more than I wanted to get involved with. I thought about a boat to cruise around the harbour, but the range and Time on Water was poor with the number

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International Harvester Cub Cadet 782 Garden Tractor Renovation

I was looking for another project to keep me occupied during the Corona Virus “Stay At Home”. I was in need of some type of tractor to use around the house to move my trailers as needed, grade some area to plant grass, push some dirt around, and general tractor stuff. But I didn’t want

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DJI PHANTOM 3 ADVANCED DRONE

I’m a photography hobbyist. Years ago had a bunch of Nikon 35mm film equipment and even had a small dark room. I moved into digital photography a few years ago with a Nikon D90 and a whole bunch of lenses. And more gadgets and hehaws than you can imagine! This summer I was at a

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