Intro: Riding Leaf Blower
I got tired of walking around with a gas powered blower trying to get all the leaves into a pile. I found enough parts to make an electric blower for my electric golf cart. this save my back and eliminates the need for all that gas/oil mix in the shed. I've seen plenty of big gas powered blowers even some bigger than this but why not go green.
Step 1: Fitting It All Together
I found this blower in a dumpster. It needed new bearings but the cage was in good shape. I had a 48V reel motor from an old reel to reel computer tape drive. These are amazingly powerful.I fitted the motor into the outlet area. I only needed half the port area for the reducer duct and I was going to cap off the rest anyway. some air leaks out around the motor and this keeps the motor cool
Step 2: First Test
I used a 12V battery to test the idea and it worked pretty good that way. I never bothered to hook up to the main battery pack since it would probably blow the duct apart. its a 36V cart but the batteries are pretty fresh so they sit over 40V as seen on the cool digital dash I added to my EZGO.
Much quieter and I get to sit comfortably until its time to rake them into bags.