12 Jan '15, 12pm

Odd-Looking Mini EV Yard Tractor Is Made From Plywood And Bike Parts

[Ian] likes to build small Electric Vehicles and his most unique project is certainly this yard tractor . During the design phase of the project [Ian] came up with a few requirements to ensure that this vehicle would be useful around the house. First, it had to be maneuverable in tight spaces. This was accomplished by the short wheel base and small diameter front-steering wheels. Next, it had to get great traction as leaving torn-up grass around the yard was not going to cut the mustard. Four mountain bike drive wheels used in the rear double the traction while at the same time distributing the friction over twice the surface area of the grass. To increase the traction even more, the rider’s seating position was intentionally put directly over the rear wheels. The frame was kept simple by using plywood as structural members. Two 40Ah 12v batteries are set low between the f...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/01/12/odd-looking-mini-ev-yard-t...

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