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Electic Motors for a tool barrow

Electic Motors for a tool barrow

Electic Motors for a tool barrow

Hi Guys,

Not sure if this is in the right place but here goes, I am trying to motorized my tool barrow as I am getting tired of dragging it up and down the factory and I wondering if anyone can give me any advice on the type of motor I could use (type? brand? where is comes from? anything really would help and I am willing to dismantle something else to get the motor out).

I don't need a great deal of speed but its going 2 be moving quite a weight, also I was going to power it using a car battery or 2 (again only ideas). The barrow stands 8inchs off the ground so anything smaller than around 6inch tall would be best as I want to mount it under the barrow, directly behind the front wheels.

Thanks for all the help,

RE: Electic Motors for a tool barrow

If you can pick up an old electric wheelchair or scooter, that would give you the parts needed.

It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all.

RE: Electic Motors for a tool barrow

elec scooter motors are easy to come by on craigslist, but would need additional gear reduction (or chain drive ratio) to be successful.

RE: Electic Motors for a tool barrow

Ivymike, I'm going to make a risky assumption that you've never been stuck in a Walmart aisle behind a large person in a scooter. They can go very slow, but perhaps it's all the lead paint, melamine, and pthalates that are sucking the juice out of the magnetic field ponder

It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all.

RE: Electic Motors for a tool barrow

I'm sure they can, but when I said scooter motor, I was talking about one from this type of scooter:

you can get these things used on craigslist for about $20/ea including the controller if you look around a bit. I actually have two of these motors w/controllers in my hobby bin at the moment (was originally going to make a high speed "power wheels" for my older kid - a few years back)

RE: Electic Motors for a tool barrow

Thanks to everyone that has replied, I have had a look around and found this one;

350w Unite Brushed Motor for Electric Bike or Scooter

Model MY016

Voltage 36 Volts DC

Output: 350W

Rated Current 12.8 Amps

Rated Speed 2750 RPM

What do people think? is it to much for what I want? also I have been looking around for batteries and I've found a lot of 36v ones but they only pull 2.5aH and considering the rating for this motor is 12.8 I am assuming they won't do at all, can anyone give me any advice on the sort of battery I would need or should I reconsider the motor completely and look for say a 12v with a higher aH but I feel that without a high amount of gear-age (and I don't really have enough space under the barrow to put it) a 12v won't really work,

thanks for all the help again,

RE: Electic Motors for a tool barrow

how hard are your wheels and floor? If you've got something like a train on track, then you'll be just fine (with the right battery and chain drive)...whereas if you're using smooshy pneumatic tires or a smooshy floor you're going to be SOL.

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