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#16 the piranha

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 08:14 PM

Skateboard caddy - http://www.golfskate....au/specs.rhtml- 36v 30Ah = 1080 watts - $5,000

Monobuggy - 48v 24Ah = 1,252 watts - $2,500

$500 electric scooter 48v 12Ah = 576 watts

 

So yah might run out of steam before 18 holes,... but the Skateboard caddy weigh around 47kgs! So they might be comparable or with an upgrade to the battery might be worth looking into...

 

It says up to 35km depending on terrain and load. Even a fairly short course will have you doing at least 10km. Then the question is load, comparing a big Aussie with a bag of clubs to a little Asian guy rolling along level paved roads. I'm just a bit doubtful it will have enough capacity.

Perhaps compare the specs to one of those skate caddies.



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Posted 23 May 2017 - 11:25 PM

My club pro was selling ones similar to this about a year ago.

They seem to go alright.


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Posted 24 May 2017 - 12:07 AM

GG do u remember what they went for??


About $800. Not this exact model but similar design.
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Posted 24 May 2017 - 07:14 AM

About $800. Not this exact model but similar design.


Is it a two wheeler or three?

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 09:30 AM

Is it a two wheeler or three?


2 wheels.

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 03:18 PM

2 wheels.

Ambidextrous application

No olive oil.

No need to aim left.


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Posted 24 May 2017 - 06:43 PM

About $800. Not this exact model but similar design.


Cool, thanks mate.

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 07:41 PM

Found another one, this one is designed for golf... bit too expensive $1,500

 

http://www.ebay.com....HAAAOSw03lY6cf0



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Posted 24 May 2017 - 08:55 PM

Found another one, this one is designed for golf... bit too expensive $1,500
 
http://www.ebay.com....HAAAOSw03lY6cf0


It's not too expensive if it does the job properly.

After an electric buggy, I bought a second hand Parmaker 4-wheeler. It did the job ok, better than walking, but not as good as a cart. I then bought a real cart. Yes, it's cumbersome having to load it up on the trailer and take it to whatever course I'm playing. A scooter is a compromise between a cart and walking. It all comes down to what's important to you.
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Posted 24 May 2017 - 09:01 PM

Found another one, this one is designed for golf... bit too expensive $1,500

 

http://www.ebay.com....HAAAOSw03lY6cf0

$999

 

http://www.ebay.com....1QAAOSwCU1Yx7Yd


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Posted 24 May 2017 - 09:17 PM

Here is an off-road scooter without the bracket for the bag. 

 

https://www.mytopia....cooter-rpz1600/


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Posted 25 May 2017 - 08:49 AM

It's not too expensive if it does the job properly.

After an electric buggy, I bought a second hand Parmaker 4-wheeler. It did the job ok, better than walking, but not as good as a cart. I then bought a real cart. Yes, it's cumbersome having to load it up on the trailer and take it to whatever course I'm playing. A scooter is a compromise between a cart and walking. It all comes down to what's important to you.

 

Very true, well obviously from comfort perspective, nothing compare to cart. But it is like you say, cumbersome (impossible for me as I don't have a space to store it at home or even a trailer) and too rich for my budget. 

 

I do love walking but on hot summer days, I prefer to ride, few times I got sunburned walking the course (note: I typically play public, hence I don't normally tee off until 10-11am). I calculated I should be able to pay off $500 scooters within 15 games with cart...



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 09:10 AM

Here is an off-road scooter without the bracket for the bag. 

 

https://www.mytopia....cooter-rpz1600/

 

Yeap, that's my reference model. $500, big wattage motor and reasonably big battery too. But it got three main issues:

1. No bag rack - now I can carry the bag on my shoulder, although prefer not too. And I am not that handy kinda guy to build my own rack.

2. Not sure whether the battery will last, upgrading the battery to double the capacity will add to the price

3. Whether the course will allow it

 

Not insurmountable issues, that's why I am investigating my options...



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Posted 30 May 2017 - 04:22 PM

Yeap, that's my reference model. $500, big wattage motor and reasonably big battery too. But it got three main issues:

1. No bag rack - now I can carry the bag on my shoulder, although prefer not too. And I am not that handy kinda guy to build my own rack.

2. Not sure whether the battery will last, upgrading the battery to double the capacity will add to the price

3. Whether the course will allow it

 

Not insurmountable issues, that's why I am investigating my options...

 

How is the investigating going? 

 

I have been doing a little more research as I think that I would like one when the foot plays up (I get gout every so often) and when I play social golf with mates that only cart (and I dont want to be the only one walking in a group if the numbers are odd). 

 

Was thinking of buying myself one of these without the bag rack, with the cheaper lead acid battery. These batteries are rated at 250-300 charge cycles which means that it will last me at least 3-5 years as I wont be using it weekly.  

 

When the batteries do give up the ghost, will then upgrade to Li-ion unit and have it last another 10, that is if I havent already decided to change up or give up golf or whatever. 

 

My brother in law is quite handy at mig/tig welding and don't think that it will be an issue knocking out something that will work at a cheap cost base.  

 

 

Alternatively can look at purchasing this one from Cob and Co in Wallan, Vic. for $1600 delivered to my nearest depot 

http://www.cobandco....ed-golf-scooter

 

 

or 

 

GMX Scooter for $1300 

http://www.gmxonline...f-scooter-black


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Posted 30 May 2017 - 07:08 PM

1200W with lithium would get my vote.
But I have a real cart not a kiddy toy.




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