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Vacuum motor on go kart? Answered

So, I'm fairly new to electric motors. I salvaged a motor from a vacuum. I know that they have high torque. I'm just wondering what kind of weight they could move. For example, if I weigh 225, would it be able to pull me on a go kart? 
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caitlinsdad (author)2013-04-28

Those spin at super high speeds, probably high torque to get sustain the vacuum created by the impeller it drives. You would need to really gear it down to move a heavier weight. People have made go karts with cordless drills attached to the driveshaft though.

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