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#1 Tex

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 02:51 PM

Sorry for the severe topic drift (not slot car related)...
 
My gas-powered lawn mower is giving me problems again (won't keep running). I'm tired of being told a new cheap one would cost less than repairs.

I want to buy a self-propelled electric lawn mower. Some of them have brushless motors.

What are the pros/cons regarding brushless motors.

Thanks in advance.
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Posted 12 April 2019 - 02:56 PM

Brushless motors basically have nothing that can wear out. The bearings can wear out and eventually the rotor will lose some magnetism, but on the whole the life span should be much longer than a brushed motor and make more power.
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Posted 12 April 2019 - 03:03 PM

Where is the topic drift?
 
Lawnmower slot cars, I like it. :crazy:
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Posted 12 April 2019 - 03:23 PM

There's absolutely no question you should get one with a brushless motor.

I found it to be much cheaper to go to Harbor freight and pickup a new 5.5 horsepower engine and keep my 25 year old deck going.

$125 and 45min of labor.
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Posted 12 April 2019 - 03:25 PM

Brushless motors basically have nothing that can wear out. The bearings can wear out and eventually the rotor will lose some magnetism, but on the whole the life span should be much longer than a brushed motor and make more power.

Yes, my all good Electrolux hoover just stopped to run (slowly) and I think the brushes just wore out. Had to buy a new one.


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Posted 12 April 2019 - 04:59 PM

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 05:27 PM

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