|Location||Sudbury, Ontario Canada map|
|Vehicle|| Mastercraft 5hp 24 |
we had this snowblower with an old junker gas engine on it.
some slight modifying, and voila! it is now electic
|Motor|| 1- or 2-Phase AC|
5 horsepower capacitor start motor purchased from Princess
|Drivetrain||5hp electric motor|
|Controller|| 2 pole 240 volt switch|
the motor is always on, like its gas cousin. the levers actuate
the auger or drive wheels
|Heater||a warm winter coat|
|Top Speed||a brisk walking pace|
|Acceleration||from zero to brisk walk in one lever throw!|
|Range||100' extension cord|
|Seating Capacity||if you're brave enough...|
|Curb Weight||100 Pounds (45 Kilograms)|
|Conversion Time||2 evenings|
|this is my first "EV" conversion, if you can call it that. winter was coming, we needed a |
new snowblower, and I figured this would be the perfect solution.
I haven't tried it yet, since we don't have any snow yet. I did blow some leaves around
the yard... that was pretty cool.
Update 6/12/08: this thing works GREAT! i couldn't ask for more. the 5hp electric motor
is comparable to an 8hp gas engine. it tears through snow like its no one's business. the
cord doesnt' get in the way, and it's no inconvenient at all. i am really enjoy this
snowblower, and i'd recommend it to anyone!