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Unread 04-02-2014, 08:31 PM   #1
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Drag a dirt drag behind the golf cart. Granted this isn't your everyday dirt drag and I should have backed off.

Now to Lowes to get some of the double threaded screws to repair the post.


My dirt drag using a couple old cutting edges for a blade.



I'd say it got hot. Connection was tight, but still melted the post. 6AWG wire now, but working on my 2AWG set.
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Unread 04-02-2014, 08:33 PM   #2
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Do you think it may have been a little loose ?
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Unread 04-02-2014, 08:36 PM   #3
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Washers do not belong on the battery posts. That may be part of your problem.
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Unread 04-02-2014, 08:38 PM   #4
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You would suspect yes, but I honestly think it was tight. Lock washer on every connection and I rechecked all the rest and they are all tight.
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Unread 04-02-2014, 08:39 PM   #5
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Washers do not belong on the battery posts. That may be part of your problem.
Well I'll be. They came with the batteries so I put them on. I'll note to take them all off.
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Unread 04-02-2014, 08:41 PM   #6
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Mud hog,
That stinks, atleast you didn't tear anything else up correct? I aerated my yard last month pulling one behind my cart. All my stuff is extreme HD and I was still surprised how hot everything got. I crept around 1 acre for 1 hour and I'm glad I stopped. I guess electric carts are really not meant to pull such resistance for a period of time. Let us know how the fix turns out. Steve
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Unread 04-02-2014, 08:42 PM   #7
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I used a pair of vice grips to hold the wire to the post and drove it back to the shop so it looks to be just the post that got damaged.
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Unread 04-02-2014, 08:43 PM   #8
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Well I'll be. They came with the batteries so I put them on. I'll note to take them all off.
I have heard a lot of stories about melting battery posts because of washers.
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Unread 04-02-2014, 08:46 PM   #9
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It's even harder on electric carts with lifts and big 25 inch tires. If you had 22 inch tires you would be surprised on how much cooler it would run.
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Unread 04-02-2014, 09:15 PM   #10
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Looks like Home Depot carries only the plain finish hanger bolts. Are these OK or should I go with SS?

Lowes has the SS 5/16"x2" in a 10 pack for $46. Not in the store and would have to wait for them to get to the store on 4/12/14. My local lowes does have the Zinc Plated though.
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