John Deere Mower Conditioner

The idea behind this mower conditioner was to create a battery pack which would also have LED lighting and steering to give a new challenge to driving the RC Vehicles. The model is a 1:32 scale Britain’s John Deere Mower Conditioner (Britain’s 42118). I chose the model simply because it has a large area perfect for hiding larger batteries and also has a steering action which could easily be controlled using a servo.

I have changed the design of this model a few times as I have developed my tractor designs. The first design had a 7.4 volt battery voltage regulating circuits to drop the voltage to 5 volts as that is what I had used in my tractors and what the steering servo required. I had provided a servo signal wire from the original tractor designs to control models like this but I’ve since decided a servo output is pointless, it is better to add a mcu in the attachment rather than limiting yourself to one servo.

After I finished the John Deere 8360RT I needed an extra battery pack for the Monaghan Toy show in 2014 so I removed those electronics and added sockets for three AAA batteries in series because I could just buy a box of those batteries to get me through the show. Now I’m changing all my models to 3.7 V LiPo batteries and this model will be the same.