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10-03-2007 #1Cookie Guest
OK here it is we have a rickshaw and I want to motorise it BUT the motor is going to have tobe either on the ft tire or make a rack on the back of the rickshaw......we need to find a motor stron enough to "pull" the weight of 3 adults. Any ideas????
10-03-2007 #3smapadatha Guest
That...sounds like an interesting project...
In my opinion, the EH0-Trey-Fiver is more than stron enough to pull three adults and a ricksahw. Please see the attached specification.
10-04-2007 #4Cookie Guest
10-05-2007 #55-7HEAVEN Guest
Hmmmmm, total weight is what, 750lbs? the quietest setup would be the electric hub that MAIN STREET offers for $1k+. of course you can scratch build an electric drive cheaper than what MAIN STREET retails its hub. unsure if 36vdc could pull that rickshaw. a 72vdc hookup probably would.
i presume you're not going faster than 15mph. methinks that a STATON GEAR CHAIN box with HONDA GX50 would fit the bill. the gearbox is made to pull a wheelbarrow full of wet cement, so it's got the low-end torque and it's super-heavy-duty. it'd have to have custom installation, to tie into your main axle.
i wouldn't think of installing friction drive, or anything driving off the wheel(s).
unsure if any gas engine would be too noisy for passengers.
10-05-2007 #6Cookie Guest
that sounds like what we are looking for ...electric just dose not seem strong enough but the gas chain drive sounds like the ticket to ride
10-06-2007 #75-7HEAVEN Guest
"Ticket To Ride"(Lennon/McCartney, 1965)