My Elec-Traks - Snow Handling Attachments


For those living in the north country, owning an Elec-Trak has an added benefit...you never have to worry if your gas engine will actually start in cold weather! Being electric, it starts every time, ready to work. The attachments G.E. developed for the Elec-Trak were first class and almost everyone agrees the snow handling equipment is top notch.



The Steel-sided Snow Cab Kit (AG55):

The Steel-sided Snow Cab (AG55) was made for the Elec-Trak by the Curtis Tractor Cab Company (now known as Curtis Industries). They still feature a historical cab similar to the (AG55) on their web site. My old neighbor back in Fort Wayne, Indiana called it the "Pope Mobile" due to the big white cab over the top. He never complained too much when it plowed his driveway of snow every day, all winter long however and I might add never woke him up once! The coolest thing about this attachment is the windshield wiper- running off a 12V feed is just fun really, never was in a snow where it made a real difference. This cab was featured on Page 5 in the Elec-Trak Attachments and Accessories brochure. I bought my cab from a fellow who lived in upstate New York. Lucky for me my friend happens to be from there and was planning a trip to the region to visit family so it worked out great. He was able to pick it up for me, disassembled it, and it actually fit neatly in the trunk of his car for the ride back home to me.

Associated Publications:

Steel-sided Snow Cab

Steel-sided Snow Cab (AG55)



"NOS" The Soft-sided Snow Cab Kit (AG56):

The Soft-sided Snow Cab Kit (AG56) replaced the Steel-sided Snow Cab (AG55) at some point in the products history and was made for the Elec-Trak by the Superior Cab Company. I was able to pick up two of these "NOS" from another fellow who also lived in New York. This cab was also made of fiber-glass instead of steel. Again, the coolest thing about this attachment is the windshield wiper- running off a 12V feed is just fun really, never was in a snow where it made a real difference.

Associated Publications:
  • 10/29/1970 SWEEPER SHORTAGE, BLOWERS, CABS
  • GEH-4013 (AG56) CAB ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS

Soft-sided Snow Cab

"NOS" Soft-sided Snow Cab (AG56)



"NOS" Dozer/Thrower Implement Bracket (AP56):

This bracket fits into the front stabber holes on the tractor and allows the Snow Throwers, V-Plow, Dozer Blades, Front Platform Lift, and the Pallet Handler to attach to the Elec-Trak. A special version of this bracket is also required to attach the industrial bumper to the front of an I5 tractor. Basically it has a couple of well placed holes drilled on either side with which to attach the bumper. You can see a picture of this in the I5 tractor section of the web site. Another variation of this bracket, the Implement Mounting Bracket- E12M (AP55) can be seen in the E12M tractor section of the web site. It was especially made for the E12M tractor as it does not have an electric lift in the front of the tractor. Basically it has a straight rod across the front instead of a "V" design the (AP56) has. The bracket was highlighted on Page 4 in the Elec-Trak Attachments and Accessories brochure.

Associated Publications:

Dozer/Thrower Implement Bracket

"NOS" Dozer/Thrower Implement Bracket (AP56)



"NOS" Elec-Trak V-Plow (BV48) with optional "NOS" Gauge Shoe Kit (KS30):

I picked up my Elec-Trak V-Plow (BV48) from Harold Zimmerman who somehow managed to have a "NOS" one complete with the optional Gauge Shoe Kit (KS30). Although it was not in a box it's in beautiful shape, considering it stood on multiple people's shelves for many years. Just a few nicks in the paint here and there. I did try it out at our home in Fort Wayne, IN and was able to clear the sidewalk for the entire block with one sweep! This seems to me to be a somewhat rare attachment. It was made for G.E. by Superior Implement of Greenville, Ohio. The Elec-Trak V-Plow was displayed on Page 5 in the Elec-Trak Attachments and Accessories brochure.

Associated Publications:

V-Plow

"NOS" Elec-Trak V-Plow (BV48) - Great for plowing paths through the snow!

Optional Shoe Kit

"NOS" Optional Gauge Shoe Kit (KS30)



The Elec-Trak Snow Throwers (AD42AA), (AD42AB), and (AD42AC):

The Elec-Trak Snow Thrower (AD42) had three different generations. They differed primarily in how they attached to the tractor's lift mechanism and the chute style. The snow thrower was, like the other snow handling attachments, displayed on Page 5 in the Elec-Trak Attachments and Accessories brochure.

Associated Publications:

Early Snow Thrower

The early version of the Elec-Trak Snow Thrower (AD42AA)

Later Snow Thrower

The middle version of the Elec-Trak Snow Thrower (AD42AB)

Last Snow Thrower

The last version of the Elec-Trak Snow Thrower (AD42AC)



Another Elec-Trak fan demonstrating the snow thrower in action.
- chains and a weight box would help a lot in this snow!




"NOS" Elec-Trak Weight Box (AP85):

The Elec-Trak Weight Box (AP85) came in several flavors. The (AP86) was the version for the small framed tractors such as the E8M & E10M. The (AP85C) as I understand it was a heavy duty weight box that actually had bolted seams rather than welded ones like the other weight boxes. I have never personally seen one nor know anyone who has one. Although I have them listed under "snow" attachments, they come in real handy whether you are farming, doing construction or a variety of other chores.

The (AP85) was for the large framed tractors and was wider than the (AP86) and had a divided compartment in it to hold small tools or even more weight. All these weight boxes seem to work better when filled with metal plugs verses concrete. They provide much more weight and thus help with traction and/or act as a counter weight to heavy attachments such as the front-end loader or a snow thrower. The weight boxes work even better in combination with tire chains. Somehow over time I have ended up with five of these in my collection but with the number of tractors I have it actually works out well. One of these is actually NOS. I pretty much keep the weight boxes on our most commonly used tractors all the time as it does help out a lot in a number of applications. The weight box was displayed on Page 4 in the Elec-Trak Attachments and Accessories brochure.

Associated Publications:

Large Weight Box

"NOS" larger version of the Elec-Trak Weight Box (AP85)



"NOS" Elec-Trak Chains (AP63, AP64, AP65, AP66, AP67, AP68):

G.E. offered tire chains for every model of the Elec-Trak family with the exception of the ER8-36 and the I5. They seem impossible to find or at least no one I've met has ever claimed they have an original set bought from a dealer nor had I ever seen any "NOS" available. While visiting an ex-dealer one day he surprised me with a set for the E10M that had never been used- "NOS". There is hope! A few months later, a fellow called me who had a pair for the E8M or e8HM for sale and I was able to pick them up as well, also "NOS". More recently another fellow sold me a pair for my E16, not "NOS" but original Elec-Trak tire chains all the same. I've bought modern chains for each of my other tractors not because of heavy snow in Nashville, TN but for better traction around the property. Tennessee clay gets awful muddy in the winter and spring and the chains mean never having to worry about getting stuck. The Elec-Trak Tire Chains were mentioned on Page 4 in the Elec-Trak Attachments and Accessories brochure along with the weight box. The following is a list of part numbers by model for the various Elec-Trak Tire Chains...
  • (AP63) E8M, E8HM
  • (AP64) E10M
  • (AP65) E12M, E12, E14, E15
  • (AP66) E15
  • (AP67) E20
  • (AP68) E16, E20
Associated Publications
Large-framed Tire Chains

"NOS" E10M Elec-Trak Tire Chains (AP64)



Additional items that I am interested in are…

  • Elec-Trak Tire Chains (AP63, AP65, AP66, AP67)
  • Heavy Duty Bolted Weight Box (AP85C)
  • Snow Thrower Motor Conversion Kit
If you have any of these items and wish to see them go to a good home where they will be well appreciated, please ! Even if you are not ready to part with them just yet I would welcome any pictures you can send me of these items that I might add them to this site to share with others.