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Old 05-30-2018, 04:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Electric vehicles can't

I hear that electric vehicles are wimpy or can't do things a gasoline powered car can. Sure they have better range, but they cost more to operate, a lot more.
This is why my mpge is so low. Even with my horrific mpge I'm only looking at 20 to 30 cents per day electric costs.

A few days ago I got 10 pallets, this time I got more.


I wanted to test the tractive force the leaf could produce so I hooked it up to my nearly 400lb, 8ft wide chain harrow.
It took about 10kw to pull it 9mph and dragged it around for about an hour. Need some A/T tires up front. Just turn the traction control off.




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Old 05-30-2018, 09:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pushing the boundaries, here. Some serious tires needed. You could have a whole new modder category.
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Old 05-30-2018, 11:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I decided to get the leaf a spare tire. Instead of a using a single worn down eco tire I think I will pickup 2 new A/T tires if I can find them in that size or at least a mud and snow rated tire.
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During Desert Storm I watched a news clip about helicopters dragging chain link across the desert to set off land mines. When I was in Afghanistan we had expensive trucks and nervous Soldiers.

Nobody had ever heard of the chain link technique.

Does this work for little league fields, too?
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During Desert Storm I watched a news clip about helicopters dragging chain link across the desert to set off land mines. When I was in Afghanistan we had expensive trucks and nervous Soldiers.

Nobody had ever heard of the chain link technique.

Does this work for little league fields, too?
While I'm no EOD, I'd think the difference is that chain link can be effective in clearing a minefield, but worthless for IEDs.
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How about pressure plates?
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Old 05-31-2018, 08:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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There are chain harrows for base ball fields, they just don't weigh 400lb, since you aren't trying to rip weeds out of the ground and knock surface rocks loose.
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During Desert Storm I watched a news clip about helicopters dragging chain link across the desert to set off land mines. When I was in Afghanistan we had expensive trucks and nervous Soldiers.

Nobody had ever heard of the chain link technique.

Does this work for little league fields, too?
You have land mines in your Little League fields? Remind me not to move to Arizona :-)
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Old 06-03-2018, 12:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Embrace the low mpge.
Since Thursday afternoon I have been dragging the trailer with the leaf, brought home another load of pallets, moved an A/C unit from my new house to the rental, got the whole home sized swamp cooler from the rental house and brought it to the new place, moved all the clay pipes I dug out of the ground at the rental a few years back and brought them to the new place so I can reuse them to make a french drain. Moving fire wood, took the leaf and trailer to some yard sales.
I bought more trees, potting soil, mulch, drainage rock for around the house.
Being going back and forth to the rental hauling a leaf load of tools.
Friday and Saturday I put over 100 miles each day on the leaf, pretty much non stop drive, charge, drive charge.
This leaf with the trailer is doing stuff people would normally use a pickup truck for.
I'm not even trying to drive for max efficiency. I'm driving the leaf as a work vehicle and I am still #2 for fuel economy on the electric leader board.
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Old 06-03-2018, 01:09 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Not to get too off topic, but what are you doing with all the pallets? JJ

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