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hey! i would love to modify my hand truck with a motor Answered

hey! i would love to modify my hand truck with a motor to help move things over long distances something similar to this without costing so much http://handtrucks2go.com/Electric-Powered-Hand-Truck.html?

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rickharris (author)2012-06-21

Not too difficult - You need a motor/gearbox from a powered wheel chair and 2 x 12 volt batteries. a 12 volt relay and a push button to turn it on.

How? depends so much on what you have you will have to work that out for yourself.

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rickharris (author)rickharris2012-06-21

In fact having looked at the link you provide it's just the running gear from a powered mobility scooter, you should be able to find one second hand to strip down with everything you need.

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iceng (author)2012-06-20
All it takes is $2143 and the shipping is free, wow...

It will cost more as a DIY project,
  • you will need a fractional hp 24 VDC gear motor
  • some mechanical wherewithal
  • a couple 12 VDC lead acid sealed batteries
  • some DPDT switches
  • a battery charger
  • and some help when you get that far...
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