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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????

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azbill

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could we get a pic ?
it would help in giving advice
sounds like a very cool project !!! :D:D
 
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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.

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:cool: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.

Myron
 
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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 :)

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