I see quite a few topics on beach wagons but would like to add my question to the mix. I have an all aluminum beach wagon with dimensions of 29" x 60". The tires are 18x9.5-8 duro lug tires. The entire wagon weighs approximately 130lbs. I have attached a picture of the wagon for your viewing. I shouldn't be pulling anything over 400lbs when fully loaded down. I also have a 1" live rear axle. I am curious on what kit I should go with or should I have a customized kit for this wagon? I was looking at Kit-145 but am worried it won't have enough power. I am also concerned about the 10ah batteries it comes with. I want this cart to stay charged for at lease 1.5 hours of run time. Please advise.
Thanks in advance,
A 90 tooth axle sprocket would provide a 3.5 MPH top speed on flat ground. The top speed would be a little slower in the sand so that is why I aimed for 3.5 MPH instead of 3 MPH in the calculation.
The 36 Volt 600 Watt gear motor has a sprocket for #40, #41, and #420 chain and I do not think that off the shelf 90 tooth sprockets are available for these size chains. However a sprocket company called Rebel Gears can custom make it and many of our customers have used them before and have good things to say about them.
We can put together a kit for your project with the exact parts that you want it to have. If you would like us to start working on a kit then please let us know the parts to base it on such as motor, batteries, throttle, with or without reverse, etc. and then we can start working on the kit for your project.
Here is a list of beach cart kits that we have already put together which you can use for inspiration or you might find one that is perfect for your project as it is. If you find a kit in this list and want something changed on it we can do that so please let us know. https://cart.electricscooterparts.com/store/Search.aspx?SearchTerms=beach
The 36 Volt 600 Watt motor's sprocket works with #420 chain so the axle sprocket needs to be ordered for #420 chain. We carry #420 chain and can include a length of it and a master link with the kit if you would like?
Would panel mount toggle switches be okay for the power and reverse switches, or do you need for these switches to be on the handlebar?
We could also make the kit with a panel mount key switch for power and the reverse switch either panel mount or on the handlebars?
I would like to build my own beach cart as well, but I'll need assembly instructions. Can you help with this?
I've looked at these two wagons so far:
Would either of the above wagons work? Do you have a list of specs needed when looking for a wagon....size, clearance, weight, load amount, etc?
We do not have a list of specifications to follow when looking for a wagon to convert. The wagon should be made from steel and be the right size and have the right weight capacity for your needs though.
We have not made a kit before to connect to a remote control so we do not have any experience with making the RC connections and are not sure if the parts in the kit would connect to an RC receiver.
Our variable controllers are actuated by a negative and +0.8 through 4.2 Volt DC signal. +0.8V being fully stopped and +4.2V being full power. If an RC receiver has or can be programmed to have a variable speed output signal between these Voltage levels then it should work with our controllers.