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OwnerFrancis Deslauriers
LocationQuebec Canada map
Vehicle2002 John Deere Gator 6x4
MotorD&D Motor Systems, Inc. ES84C70 Separately Excited DC
DrivetrainOEM Chain drive + Transaxle
Motor linked to transaxle with chain
ControllerAlltrax DCX-500
Will change to Navitas ASAP
Batteries4 US Battery US 12V XC, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
4 batteries for now, will add 4 later
System Voltage48 Volts
ChargerQuick Charge SCO4825
48V/25A
DC/DC ConverterSevcon 4813
Connected to small 12V battery to absorb loads
Top Speed15 MPH (24 KPH)
Limited by chain ratio
Vehicle meant to work hard not fast
AccelerationStrong
RangeUntested yet
Curb Weight0
Unknown so far, probably close to 1300lbs
Tires215/65r14 Standard winter tires
Converted front hubs to 5 bolt pattern to use 6
identical wheels
Conversion Time1 Year part-time during week nights
Conversion Cost6000$ + 2000$ for the gator
Additional Features-Custom made pushbar
-Electric 1000lbs dumpbox actuator
-Custom made dumpbox
-Front and rear work lights
-Custom made open cab
-Front and rear hitch for winch
-Custom dash
-Fully custom wiring
This thing is meant to work hard. I load the dumpbox full of dirt and
rocks and it doesn't complain.
Only thing this thing doesn't do well is drive on snow.

Futur modifications :
-Fully independent rear suspension
-Front arm for attachments
-Longer dumpbox
-Cab doors
-Upgraded dash design
-Modified transaxle to have Low and High (will change reverse to high
gear)

Special thanks to my friends and family. Especially Dave for getting
his hands dirty and my dad
for finding me a space to work on this

code by jerry