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Old 05-19-2024, 08:09 AM   #11
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Default Re: Lithium for old cart vs new UTV 4x4?

Thanks for additional info and suggestions. I did go ahead and get a Kubota RTV. And, you are right, it is way more than I “need” for my small property.

10 acres does not seem like much, and you are also right, I barely even need a tractor. But in the 10 years since we moved from the city, I feel like I have aged a lot out here. We built a house with me as the General Contractor, and although the foundation/prep and each of the other trades, was contracted out, I did all of the landscaping, which included 7 unbelievable loads of slag for the driveway that I spread by hand (the dump truck did a crappy job of dragging the dump), plus bullrock and countless loads of other material. I didn’t buy the tractor until about 4 years ago. I have about 400 fruit and other trees and plants on the property. 4+ acres of woods that’s very boggy, but it has trails all through out. And the 2 acre pond has a trail all the way around including a little island.

I am currently moving loads of wood chip (dropped off from a tree company, 20-25 yards at a time) for gardening and also to the woods to build up the trails for biking and birding, etc. I also an am on a mission to eradicate Tallow Trees, and am routinely cutting down trees and moving them to the bog. But the point is, 10 years ago, moving all that slag, sand, dirt, mulch, I was 46…now 56…it is a lot tougher…and amazing how fast I can spread a load with the FEL. But it is so wet out here, there is only a few places I can even get the tractor. So, the FEL is going to able work much better with the RTV to build up more areas so I can get the tractor to more places. All that to explain the need. Fortunately, my wife is very supportive and did not need convincing. And she is perfectly ok keeping GC going also. She likes the battery operation when we are driving around look for wildlife. Oh, we also have limited access to an old railroad tock bed that is my easement property edge that opens up to utilities easements and hundreds of acres.

Anyway, I got a 2018 XGXG850…and I knew before I even made the payment (the seller delivered it last night) that it is going to be more work...it is a beast…and probably a lot more than I am capable of maintaining…or needed. I really wanted new on this purchase, but after some more searching, prices had gone up since just 6 months ago. I tried getting a lightly used trade in from a dealer, but they sent me to Facebook…and I did find I guess a pretty good deal. I probably should have stuck to something smaller. But it will be a nice in between the GC and the tractor. If I had gotten a smaller UtV, the GC would have less purpose.

The first drive the woods, I can see the RTV is no where near as nimble as GC. I had already decided to keep GC though, and the RTV gives me some time to figure out a solution for converting GC to Lithium. And the plan is to keep the GC in service for what it does well.

So, I will be moving forward with the conversion also!! Yay me!! Thanks for the help!!
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Old 05-28-2024, 08:51 PM   #12
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Default Re: Lithium for old cart vs new UTV 4x4?

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use a JK BMS.
Do you have a source you would recommend for the JK BMS?

And more importantly, is there a specific thread to look for that details doing this conversion? I have searched a bunch, just can't seem to find a good thread.

I do want to explore more this option to do the 12 cells with the BMS.

Thanks!!
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Old 05-28-2024, 09:05 PM   #13
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Default Re: Lithium for old cart vs new UTV 4x4?

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Do you have a source you would recommend for the JK BMS?

And more importantly, is there a specific thread to look for that details doing this conversion? I have searched a bunch, just can't seem to find a good thread.

I do want to explore more this option to do the 12 cells with the BMS.

Thanks!!
Lenny's build is a good one to read:
https://www.buggiesgonewild.com/showthread.php?t=193259

BMS: B2A24S20P
You can find it on aliexpress/amazon/ebay/etc.
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Old 05-29-2024, 05:07 AM   #14
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Default Re: Lithium for old cart vs new UTV 4x4?

I bought my JK directly from the JK store on AliExpress. Prices were all over the place on Ali so I didn’t know who to trust and Pat911 recommended them to me. Worked out fine.
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