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SylvanLakeWH

So I’m thinking… :eusa-think:

 

Yard Art is cool… but an electric cruiser is cooler…. 

 

Have assessed nothing on the yard art, but thinking I could use something like this for a “push pedal to go” cruiser for the littles…

floor boards etc. would be added to make it little feet user friendly…

 

Thoughts from the brain trust greatly appreciated… just spitballing at this point.


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36V Electric Brushless DC Motor Kits 1000W BLDC Mid Motor 3100RPM 27.7A with 30A Speed Controller Handlebar Twist Grip Throttle Go Kart Motor Kit

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davem1111
32 minutes ago, SylvanLakeWH said:

36V Electric Brushless DC Motor Kits 1000W BLDC Mid Motor 3100RPM 27.7A with 30A Speed Controller Handlebar Twist Grip Throttle Go Kart Motor Kit

 

 

Does it have a reverse?

 

36V - would you use 3 x 12V batteries in series?  Where would they go?  Take the old motor off?

 

Sounds like a fun project! :music-rockon:

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Pullstart
8 minutes ago, davem1111 said:

Does it have a reverse?


If it could have a free wheel clutch I’m sure you could push it backwards..

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Pullstart

Or could the motor spin backwards by chance?

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Pullstart

One more brain fart.  Sorry for the visuals Sylvia!  :laughing-rolling:

 

At the 2019 Portage Garden Tractor Daze, there was an electric RJ that had a small trailer containing all the batteries.  I’m pretty sure I’ve sent you that picture before.  

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SylvanLakeWH
Posted (edited)
54 minutes ago, davem1111 said:

 

Does it have a reverse?

 

36V - would you use 3 x 12V batteries in series?  Where would they go?  Take the old motor off?

 

Sounds like a fun project! :music-rockon:


If transmission is free / fixable yes reverse - I think. If not, motor is reversible. Switch maybe?

 

Yes 3 12 v in series. I think small ones would fit under hood and seat.
 

Yes remove existing engine.

 

46 minutes ago, Pullstart said:


If it could have a free wheel clutch I’m sure you could push it backwards..


Yup - only for back yard slow cruising. No real need for reverse…

 

46 minutes ago, Pullstart said:

Or could the motor spin backwards by chance?


Yes it can.

 

42 minutes ago, Pullstart said:

One more brain fart.  Sorry for the visuals Sylvia!  :laughing-rolling:

 

At the 2019 Portage Garden Tractor Daze, there was an electric RJ that had a small trailer containing all the batteries.  I’m pretty sure I’ve sent you that picture before.  

 

Visuals or smellables…? :scared-eek:


I’ve seen that pic. Don’t think I’ll want a trailer on this one, but who knows. That could be the “tender” car on a new SL&WHN RR line… :eusa-think:

 

Excellent input / Q’s… keep them coming… Thank you!!!

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2 hours ago, SylvanLakeWH said:

Yes remove existing engine.

 

:confusion-confused: How about gut the existing engine and hide the electric motor inside of it??? 

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Tractorhead
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If it have no reverse and a pure DC Motor ( 2 Wires to the Motor)

it can be reversed by a Doubleacting Switch.

if it is a BLDC Motor ( brushless with 3 Wires to the Motor) just twist 2 phase wires,

that will reverse the Motor.

 

 

but on both Motorsystems it is the same theymust be 100% stopped before switching, 

otherwise the electronic may damage.

 

This is even more important, if it have an electronic Motor brake.

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ACman

:text-yeahthat:…. it may be able to run both directions by reversing the polarity . So why not use the transmission ? Set the steering up like a new model maybe just shorten one down . That would open it up under the hood/bonnet for three batteries maybe and have side panels to cover them up . I was thinking this kind of setup for a project in my head that’ll never happen. Blending a 702 and RJ for achieving a certain look of a orange tractor my case . I would call it a model WH™ To pay homage to the brand.

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ACman

I probably have what you’re looking for but I can’t get you any pictures as most of it is out of reach. I’m also a procrastinator and just putting off the inevitable of selling all my stuff . 

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wallfish

I did an electric Lawn Ranger a while ago and used a starter generator from a cub cadet or simplicity as the motor since they spin the correct direction with a belt to the trans. 1 deep cycle marine battery ran it. It had an onboard charger/ maintainer so just plug an extension cord to it and it was ready to go.

Not good for long rides but it went well around at one of the shows. It had a full blown fish aquarium under the hood, lights, bubbles etc etc. Built for a friends young daughter that liked that show Tanked so it wasn't here for very long. I don't know how long one of those S/Gs will last doing that.

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SylvanLakeWH

Very cool! Any pics?

 

I was wondering if a single 12v motor and battery would do the trick… simpler and cheaper… never thought of a starter generator… would have a strong enough shaft I guess hey?

 

 

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12 minutes ago, SylvanLakeWH said:

Any pics?

S/G is mounted below the frame. You can see it right below the belt guard. You can also see the black plastic battery box behind the rear fender mounted to the rear of the trans.

Not filled and not set up with fish here as they were picking it up. I left that up to her to decorate it however she liked.

Acrylic tank. Had to seal the top and get creative to vent it so it wouldn't splash water out.

 

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