Hi I am working on a differentially steered (1 motor driving each pair of wheels) zero-turn all electric radio controlled utility vehicle for doing work around my property. I am considering custom built gearboxes with roller chain reduction (before secondary chain reduction) due to a fear that off the shelf geared scooter motors may not stand up to the abuse, but I would like to avoid the machining and labor involved in that first stage gearbox construction if possible. I guess my question is: do your moderators /employees have first hand experience with or know of anyone that has used either of the below 36 volt gearmotors in a situation that required frequent reversing? I am concerned that the gears in these motors were designed primarily for one direction only scooter type acceleration, not the 'hammering' of reversing frequently as I would be requiring of them (I have a dual motor controller on the way that 'softens' the instant reverse a bit). I believe I read somewhere that the planetary gears were plastic (not that that is a deal breaker if they are heavy pitch). Any idea what pitch the gear in the spur gear motor is (guessing module 1, maybe)? Width? Also, my machine will be running at 48 volts as I need the higher voltage to deliver adequate levels of power to pto-type driven attachments for the platform. How do the 1020 style 36 volt motors stand up to slight over volting? Ive come across 48v versions of both styles on alibaba/made in china sites...are you guys able to source other models than the 36 volt? Any additional information about the performance and durability of the gearmotors in slightly extraordinary applications would be appreciated.
Item # MOT-36600G
36 Volt 600 Watt Electric Scooter Gear Motor
Item # MOT-36600PL
36 Volt 600 Watt Planetary Gear Motor with Cooling Fan
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