|Location||Oakland, California US map|
|Vehicle||1967 Tote Goat Collegiate |
A highly modified steampunk inspired tote goat. You can see more pictures by clicking on my website link, as well as interviews and video footage.
|Motor||Briggs and Stratton Etek Permanent Magnet DC|
15hp Etek wave wound axial air gap brushed DC motor
|Controller||Alltrax Axe 4865|
|Batteries||2, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded|
2 Deep Cycle Marine Batteries I bought at Costco for $80 each
|System Voltage||24 Volts|
2 Vector 30,10,2 amp Smart Chargers - One on each battery
|Top Speed||12 MPH (19 KPH)|
I'm using a 6:1 gear ratio
70 tooth rear
12 tooth front
with my little wheels and 24V system I'm calculating a top speed of about 12mph and that's about what it feels. but I can carry two people up a steep incline, and even with three on the bike it has a nice jump out the gate.
|Range||5 Miles ( 8 Kilometers)|
I really have no idea the range - I built this for the art and for show, not for efficiency. I can usually get about 4 hours of riding on flat ground.
|Conversion Time||1 month|
|Additional Features||There is a propane fired steam boiler on the back. It is a flame-tube through a water chamber made from an old fire extinguisher. There is a 100 psi rated safety valve, an it holds about 1.5 gallons of water. The steam powers a "dead-man's whistle" as well as other steam effects.|