lifted club cars - lifted ezgo
Home FAQDonate Who's Online
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric golf carts
Electric golf carts Harley Davidson, Melex, Pargo, Taylor-Dunn and other Misc. Carts.



Post New Thread  Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-10-2008, 02:51 PM   #1
brandoshf23
Not Yet Wild
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 1
Default NEWBIE- 1989 Cushman

I have pickup up a (I believe) a 1989 Indistrial Cushman Electric 36V. I was hoping someone could answer a couple of questions. I picked this up for free. All the batteries are gone so I have to buy 6 new ones.

1. I have read many post here talking about converting 36V to 48V. Can I do this on this Cushman? Would it be worthwile?

2. Does anyone know how fast this model will go? I have a River Camp and we use 4-wheelrs, golf carts, and Rangers to go up and down the river rd 4-5 miles. I don't plan on setting a speed record I just want to go faster than walking.

3. Does anyone know about changing the tires? These are in great shape however I want to not get stuck in the grass since these appear to be made for an industrial setting.

Thanks ,
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Cushman 001.jpg (60.6 KB, 41 views)
File Type: jpg Cushman 002.jpg (38.4 KB, 36 views)
File Type: jpg Cushman 003.jpg (65.1 KB, 41 views)

Last edited by brandoshf23; 01-10-2008 at 03:16 PM.. Reason: Add Pics
brandoshf23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Alt Today
BGW

Golf car forum Sponsored Links

__________________
This advertising will not be shown in this way to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum
   
Old 01-10-2008, 06:31 PM   #2
groundpounder
Gone Wild
 
groundpounder's Avatar
Yamaha
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: maine
Posts: 3,340
Default Re: NEWBIE- 1989 Cushman

welcome to BGW....... wow that thing is cool it is definitely worth fixing
groundpounder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 08:32 PM   #3
scottyb
Happy Carting
 
scottyb's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 73,094
Default Re: NEWBIE- 1989 Cushman

COOL! They even wrote FREE on it!? In my neighborhood they wouldn't have gotten the second E on it. I'd a taken it.

From what I understand to be good advice = yes to everything. You can buy six 8v batteries for marginally more than you'll pay for 6v resulting in 48 volts. The added voltage will allow you to run tall/bigger tires. (with a probably homemade lift kit) Resulting in faster speeds - never a land speed record breaker. But something worth playing with.
Scottyb
scottyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 11:47 AM   #4
TheNewGuy
Admin/Moderator
 
TheNewGuy's Avatar
Yamaha
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 17,835
Default Re: NEWBIE- 1989 Cushman

Welcome to the forum!!!

That thing is totally cool lookin!!

I don't know anything about electric buggies though.

TheNewGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2008, 09:28 AM   #5
steveho
Not Yet Wild
 
steveho's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Outside of Savannah, Ga.
Posts: 17
Default Re: NEWBIE- 1989 Cushman

Kinda scary, I (or we) have a 1989 Cushman Spinter, the only one I've ever seen, keep it at our river camp and us it and 4 wheelers & 4WD's to wander up & down the river (and through the woods) got it for free and had to prety much rebuild it. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about it (like where to find some parts)

Quote:
Originally Posted by brandoshf23 View Post
I have pickup up a (I believe) a 1989 Indistrial Cushman Electric 36V. I was hoping someone could answer a couple of questions. I picked this up for free. All the batteries are gone so I have to buy 6 new ones.

1. I have read many post here talking about converting 36V to 48V. Can I do this on this Cushman? Would it be worthwile?

2. Does anyone know how fast this model will go? I have a River Camp and we use 4-wheelrs, golf carts, and Rangers to go up and down the river rd 4-5 miles. I don't plan on setting a speed record I just want to go faster than walking.

3. Does anyone know about changing the tires? These are in great shape however I want to not get stuck in the grass since these appear to be made for an industrial setting.

Thanks ,
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN0026.jpg (124.3 KB, 25 views)
File Type: jpg AlmostThere.jpg (142.2 KB, 26 views)
File Type: jpg NeedsWheels.jpg (142.2 KB, 21 views)
steveho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2008, 10:00 AM   #6
scottyb
Happy Carting
 
scottyb's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 73,094
Default Re: NEWBIE- 1989 Cushman

NIce looking old cart. I have converted two older series carts to 48v and it is worth doing. It is a fairly simple thing and the gains are about 33% power increase, measurable speed increase and run time increases. All of these increases will vary depending on the condition of your current batteries and those you add. If your current batteries are more than a year old it is reccomended that you find used batteries to add. Or are you going to change to six 8v? Either way you will need to change the solenoid to 48v. Some 36v solenoids will take it but no guarrantee as for how long...My CC is going on a month and working fine. Of course the new 48v solenoid is sitting on the bench...waiting. Many guys here are running older 36v carts on 48 and more! Don't forget you need to figure out how you are goig to charge them, WELCOME to the site and good luck!
scottyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 08:19 PM   #7
TTRACER
Not Yet Wild
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 7
Default Re: NEWBIE- 1989 Cushman

I just saw this site!Way cool. Anyway I saw that someone has a cushman sprinter and I have one also.Does not seem to be any info on them anywhere.Does anyone have any info on them.Mine has a Hyundai motor (3 hp). THANKS JOHN
TTRACER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 08:40 PM   #8
scottyb
Happy Carting
 
scottyb's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 73,094
Default Re: NEWBIE- 1989 Cushman

WELCOME.
why not give steveho a PM to see if he's around?
scottyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 09:22 PM   #9
TTRACER
Not Yet Wild
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 7
Default Re: NEWBIE- 1989 Cushman

Thanks scottyb!!
Dont know much about electric carts.Just picked this up,bought new batteries,(36v)cart goes ok but goes very slow up a slight incline.Like walking speed up a 25 degree climb.Is that normal?Just seems slow but pretty cool cart. Thanks again, john
TTRACER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 09:54 PM   #10
scottyb
Happy Carting
 
scottyb's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 73,094
Default Re: NEWBIE- 1989 Cushman

Quote:
Originally Posted by TTRACER View Post
Thanks scottyb!!
Don't know much about electric carts.Just picked this up,bought new batteries,(36v)cart goes ok but goes very slow up a slight incline.Like walking speed up a 25 degree climb.Is that normal?Just seems slow but pretty cool cart. Thanks again, john
Yes and no... welcome to the world of electric carts.
Let's call this rule #1
Electric carts are notoriously slow on inclines
. And...
25 degrees is darn steep.
There are several things that will increase response on an electric cart.
1. Make certain all connections are CLEAN and TIGHT
2. Research how batteries work to have good understanding of what they require to give you what you are asking.
3. Use voltmeter and hydrometer to ascertain all batteries and charger are in good cond.
4. Increase the size of all of the battery cabling from batteries thru the F/R switch to the motor to allow more amps to flow to the motor at any one time.
5. Understand that dc motors consume amps not volts, give them plenty of them.
6. Consider juicing your cart to 48v for a 33% increase in power and speed.
7. When everything disappoints, see rule #1
scottyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric golf carts


Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Cushman Gas golf carts
Cushman cart Electric golf carts
1986 cushman Electric golf carts
Trail Rider's Cushman Limousine Members Rides
customers 1989 36v resistor club car Electric Club Car


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:13 AM.


Club Car Electric | EZGO Electric | Lifted Golf Carts | Gas EZGO | Used Golf Carts and Parts

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This Website and forum is the property of Buggiesgonewild.com. No material may be taken or duplicated in part or full without prior written consent of the owners of buggiesgonewild.com. 2006-2017 Buggiesgonewild.com. All rights reserved.