Guy Marsden has located a new source for an electric motor for solar powered electric lawn mowers:
Guy reports that the Model PS534-24V has been used in an actual conversion and works great.
Guy has a page on his site listing all the parts (and sources) he used in his mower conversion:
Thanks very much to Guy for providing this material!
September 16, 2008
NOTE -- The source listed below lists the motor as no longer available -- September, 2008
Just FYI in case one of your readers wants to build an electric mower, Surplus Center has
24 VDC LAWNMOWER MOTOR 69.95
New. Tecumseh 90000A. Built as motor for cordless electric lawnmowers. Permanent magnet motor. End bell of motor is aluminum casting similar to gas engine mower mount. Shaft end tapped 3/8"-24 RH.
Beats the 3/4 HP 1800 RPM $300 leeson in the article. The Tecumseh is 1.54 HP 3200 RPM at 24 VDC, Should still have approx the same power as the leeson at 12 VDC.
American Science & Surplus also has DC Lawnmower motors from time to time. (None listed right now though)
Updated September 10, 2008