New Project At Work
Posted June 14, 2014 - 05:14 PM
I selected the golf cart to start with. Then we designed a system to mount rail wheels on hydraulic cylinders much like the rail road trucks.
We first purchased a 2005 club car iq with 48vdc electrics. We tore it apart and started sorting out parts. We put a steel frame under it using 3" channel. Right now we have installed all the frame and body work. The brakes are functional now. We need to install the throttle and bend a floor pan. Then we need to install the rail system which is being built by a machine shop.
Pictures are in an album before.
- Alc, hamman, JDBrian and 7 others have said thanks
Posted June 14, 2014 - 06:08 PM
Sounds like an interesting project.
- tinbender7 said thank you
Posted June 15, 2014 - 05:59 AM
That sure looks like a fun build. It must be a nice break from regular jobs at work.
Posted June 18, 2014 - 09:47 AM
When I worked at the Caterpillar Dealer in Denver, CO back in the late 70's they modified a number of loaders specifically to be used underground in mines--I think the Empire MIne was one of the customers... they were based on a CAT 966 IIRC, but the operator's cab was on the left side where a fuel tank or hydraulic tank would normally be and the whole machine wasn't much taller than a man standing up...