Category Archives: Machine Tools / Welding

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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SPRUNGER RD33 Radial Drill Press Refurbish

I’ve always wanted to add a Radial Drill Press to the shop. But any that I looked at were either too expensive or “boat anchor” junk. Perusing FaceBook Marketplace I saw what looked like a reasonable condition radial drill press and only $125….and close by. A phone call confirmed it was still available so without

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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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