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Electric Powered Wagon - Any Ideas?  RSS feed

 
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Hello,

I'm still looking for a good solution for moving stuff around my property. Straight human power is not enough as I have a slope to deal with (at least the going up part . I've looked at the DR Powerwagons but would prefer an electric unit. I'm not our moving stuff all day, I would be fine with 30-60 minutes run time. I've seen some that are electric powered wheelbarrow's, but I'm looking more like a flatbed/box for stuff like firewood. Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,
Jerry
 
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Is a Waste Vegetable Oil powered tractor an option?

 
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I'm looking for something smaller than a tractor.
 
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Does anyone else have any ideas?
 
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Not sure what your budget is, but you might want to look into getting the kind of electric cart used at airports. A golf cart with a trailer would also work, or even modify the rear of the golf cart - I think they are all usually fiberglass. To make whatever you buy more useful, you might want to check into mounting a cherry picker on it, so that you can hoist stuff.
 
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Something like this?: http://www.thepowerbuggy.com

I have seen a couple DIY concrete buggies using a riding lawnmower transaxle for the transmission and wheels and a 12v motor for the drive.

DR was working on an electric version (they had the prototype at the mother earth news fairs last year), but don't know if they ever actually made it.

I think an industrial electric cart like Paul posted that he used to have is probably the best solution, although finding one at the price point you want may be a challenge.
 
                    
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here is pix of my firewood hauler. I have to load the wheel barrow part with firewood to keep the front wheels on the ground, when the refrigerator trailer is full.

Not electric, but it has made things uphill...a lot easier. The hood had to be strengthened with another hood just like it.

james beam
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the hood/barrow opens to dump
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reinforced 2 hoods into one
 
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An Elec Trak E20 popped up for sale less than 10 miles from our house so we are going that route with a little trailer.
 
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