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Unread 02-17-2009, 11:11 PM   #1
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Has anybody ever used a lawnmower motor and whatever else would be needed to make one of these run instead of the batteries? I have a good spare lawnmower that I was thinking about trying to convert it all to the cart.
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Unread 02-18-2009, 02:46 PM   #2
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Good luck!
IMO... it would be easier to sell your lawnmower,
save up some money, and buy some batteries!
or... sell both, and buy a gasser!

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Unread 02-18-2009, 02:52 PM   #3
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Anything is possible. You must first look at the overall costs for the project. I would say a set of batteries will be the cheapest remedy...

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Unread 02-18-2009, 03:23 PM   #4
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yea i know buying batteries would be the cheapest and easiest but i thought that i might be able to get a little more speed out of the lawnmower engine. what do you guys think.
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I don't think so. What engine? What are you going to use ar a rear end / transmission?

Buy batteries and a high speed motor! You'll be better off in the long run

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Unread 02-18-2009, 05:16 PM   #6
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i believe its an 18 horse and i was gonna try and use the tranny and rear from the lawnmower in some way. I see videos of people putting motorcycle engines on them on youtube so i figured this could be possible too.
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Unread 02-18-2009, 05:53 PM   #7
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OK, so if you're going to use the lawn mower motor, tranny and gears how fast does the mower go now?
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Unread 02-19-2009, 04:13 PM   #8
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i dont even know that much. i have no real way of telling. i never rode a golf cart either and this one i just bought needs batteries so it doesnt run so im guessing it might be fast enough the way it is and i should just put batteries on it and be done. it was just an idea with the lawnmower.
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All that's needed to determine your actual speed is a good GPS like a Garmin. It will tell you your actual speed in MPH.
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Unread 02-19-2009, 05:55 PM   #10
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i dont even know that much. i have no real way of telling. i never rode a golf cart either and this one i just bought needs batteries so it doesnt run so im guessing it might be fast enough the way it is and i should just put batteries on it and be done. it was just an idea with the lawnmower.
I'm sure with new batteries in your cart, that it'll be faster then your lawnmower!
18 hp is a good size for a cart... BUT...
if it has a vertical shaft (crankshaft pointing down)
It's going to take some serious engineering to get it to work!
(especially with an electric transaxle)

It may cost more then you expected, or want to spend for batteries,
but, IMO your best bet is new (or used) batteries!

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