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Unread 01-03-2012, 04:37 PM   #1
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how much of a incline should i be able to drive up with a 48volt cart running a 36 volt motor. i still have the stock tires on it also. I hunt next to a levee road that is about 400 feet long and 30 feet high. cart runs 16to17 mph on flat groud but going up the levee it slows to maybe 5 mph. after crossing the levee twice on the 4th run up the levee the batteries are dead. is that to much of a incline to drive without upgrading the controller or are my batteries toast? new batteries will be installed soon. Just wondering if that much of a incline is to much for my cart? I will also be upgrading the tires and lift soon thinking a 3 inch lift and 20 inch tire or a 6 inch and 22 inch tires.
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Unread 01-03-2012, 05:51 PM   #2
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Default Re: power to drive up levee

It's a GOLF CART . . not a Humvee . . .
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Unread 01-03-2012, 08:13 PM   #3
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Could you post a picture of that inclined road. 30 ft. high is HUGE. I was raised next to the Mississippi river in Arkansas and the levees there are maybe 15 ft. high and the roads going up them are maybe 60 ft. on the inclined approach to get on top of the levee. It is a matter of work done to figure the energy used, and lifting the weight of the cart 30 ft. 4 times is a lot of work done.
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Unread 01-03-2012, 09:12 PM   #4
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Good point Taller tires will make the cart work harder & the batteries drain faster.


Your cart was engineered to haul 2 men around a country club.... attacking a 30ft levee wall repeatedly will definitely require some upgrades.
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Unread 01-04-2012, 05:11 PM   #5
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i guess thats another reason to tell the wife i need a humvee i will get a picture of the levee road this weekend hopefully.i called the levee board in town and got those numbers from them. now that is the height of the main levee. the old levee by the river shoot is about 15 high and 60 long up it.
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Good point Taller tires will make the cart work harder & the batteries drain faster.


Your cart was engineered to haul 2 men around a country club.... attacking a 30ft levee wall repeatedly will definitely require some upgrades.
Yea ..like changing the air in the tires from regular air...to Hi-torque air

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Unread 02-17-2012, 05:49 PM   #7
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here is a pic of the levee. i need to get a pic with a truck or something at the top so u can tell how far it is.
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Unread 02-18-2012, 08:04 AM   #8
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Could you post a picture of that inclined road. 30 ft. high is HUGE. I was raised next to the Mississippi river in Arkansas and the levees there are maybe 15 ft. high and the roads going up them are maybe 60 ft. on the inclined approach to get on top of the levee. It is a matter of work done to figure the energy used, and lifting the weight of the cart 30 ft. 4 times is a lot of work done.
I went to Lousiana for the first time last summer and there were levees there maybe taller than that on the Old Miss'. Quite a sight to see with all those conveyors going over to the barges.
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Unread 02-18-2012, 08:06 AM   #9
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Good point Taller tires will make the cart work harder & the batteries drain faster.


Your cart was engineered to haul 2 men around a country club.... attacking a 30ft levee wall repeatedly will definitely require some upgrades.
Do you think they engineered for two regular.....or two fat?
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Unread 02-18-2012, 08:20 AM   #10
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You didn't mention how old your batteries are or what size cables you have?
Or the actual incline in degrees or grade.
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