Lead acid to lithium conversion

Technical discussion on converting internal combustion to electric
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Re: Lead acid to lithium conversion

Post by Ribfeast » Wed, 06 Mar 2019, 07:56

Forklift is probably better rated lol

Toro Workman MDE is rated for 363kg towing, about 10% of what you want. On flat ground I'm sure it would do it, but doubt it would be good for it.

http://www.toro.com.au/media/4094/200-4 ... X-MD-D.pdf

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Re: Lead acid to lithium conversion

Post by T1 Terry » Wed, 06 Mar 2019, 11:24

Thanks for that, back to the big wheeled forklift. It seems the battery forklifts are all the small solid tyre type and I doubt they would be any good on the gravel driveway. I'll go back to my original search.

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Re: Lead acid to lithium conversion

Post by Ribfeast » Thu, 07 Mar 2019, 07:37

If you lived a bit closer you'd be welcome to try, I should try it on our 1500kg horse float sometime actually.

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Re: Lead acid to lithium conversion

Post by Ribfeast » Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 08:40

Aaaargh! That would have been perfect! And saved me a few grand! :(

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Re: Lead acid to lithium conversion

Post by Ribfeast » Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 12:05

I've picked up a 2000W pure sine 48V inverter (4000W peak), it appears to run my compressor, power tools, heat gun and other items easily, problem is it is so big I can't mount it anywhere on the kart! Will cut a suitable place for it over the weekend.

But it could run the 650W server rack, or a fridge for many hours if there is a power outage, as it has a 5kwh pack. So it's basically a portable power station and saves using the smelly generator.

https://imgur.com/a/jpPw2rc

Also mounted some 72W LED spotlights on top for when I need to cut firewood etc at night.

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