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#1 ozdevil

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 12:19 AM

i am going halves in the new year with a mate in golf cart 

 

i figure we will get a decent cart for the money we are going to spend as we are putting in 3 grand each in

 

 

what should we be looking at.  my mind is on petrol but my mate  is thinking electric

 

at the end of day he is doing the fixing if something goes wrongs (he loves working on motors)?????

 


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Posted 26 November 2017 - 08:25 AM

Make sure you get Comprehensive Garage Door Insurance.
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Posted 26 November 2017 - 08:51 AM

48v electric is absolutely the way to go.
They're quieter, more than powerful enough and has plenty of go.
The petrol ones are louder and can be annoying if not driven with respect to the other players.
No need to stop off for petrol and you just throw it in charge after your round and it's always good to go next time.
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Posted 26 November 2017 - 09:32 AM

where i am,the trend is swinging to petrol,any No of reasons,each to their own.Dont forget to factor in trailer as well,as for repairs,petrol is good ,they can be repaired by non mechanics with some nouse,but electric need sparkies,and they are not cheap.."oh"..dont argue with ya mate


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Posted 26 November 2017 - 11:10 AM

I bought petrol so I don't have to worry about getting it re-charged when I go away for a golf weekend. I have an EZGO RXV which has a 20L tank. Uses no more than 1 litre each round, so it only needs refilling once in a blue moon.

 

Both types should be serviced at least once per year. Petrol ones need filters, oil, spark plug, etc. about $100.

Electric carts need new batteries every five years or so, currently $1300 for a set of Trojans. Lots of electronics to go wrong.

 

Petrol carts are a little noisier, the occasional whiff of engine fumes and a moment longer to go when you put your foot on the pedal. Newer electric carts have auto electric brakes (take your foot off the pedal, it stops and stay stopped until you go again). Petrol carts have a locking brake pedal. If you don't release it, the accelerator will.

 

Both types are reliable and do the job admirably.

 

As for cost, $4000 should get you either type, under 5 years old with no more than 200 hours on the clock. Insist on new batteries if you get electric.

 

For a tilt trailer, Major Trailers in Bendigo are favoured by many cart sellers, around $1600 with 2/H tyres. My spare kept going down and I had to get it re-tubed which was cheaper than taking it to Bendigo. The paint on mine was so fresh it just about washed off.  Seems like only one coat.

There's another tilt trailer maker in Bendigo.  I can't remember their name but should be easy to find. Similar pricing.

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 03:41 PM

Whatever way you go, hust remember to get a big bull bar so you can just get hammered and drive straight into youre lounge room
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Posted 26 November 2017 - 03:51 PM

What breed of cat are you getting Oz ?


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Posted 26 November 2017 - 10:05 PM

What breed of cat are you getting Oz ?

russian blue and i am calling it Carlton


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 07:48 AM

How many horses will be pulling this thing Oz?

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 12:05 PM

My apologies everyone.  This thread has been in existence for over 24 hours, and I have been very slack in finding the time to comment that not getting soused and driving the cart into your house is a rather important feature. 

 

Thankfully, many of my good colleagues have seen fit to come forward with this important reminder. 

 

Personally I prefer electric over petrol (for the roller door that is). 


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 12:08 PM

If you're planning to drive your cart in to a building of some kind, I feel it would be worth getting an electric one. You don't want a crash to cause a fuel leak which may ignite and blow your house up entirely. 

 


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 12:11 PM

Personally I prefer electric over petrol (for the roller door that is).

I don't see a petrol roller door as being all that practical, unless there's no electricity available.
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Posted 27 November 2017 - 12:16 PM

I don't see a petrol roller door as being all that practical, unless there's no electricity available.

In some cases it could be.  The extra power would allow it to get out of the way of incoming hazards more quickly. 


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 12:45 PM

If you're planning to drive your cart in to a building of some kind, I feel it would be worth getting an electric one. You don't want a crash to cause a fuel leak which may ignite and blow your house up entirely. 

 

 

Electric ones are also better in that the garage door never gets to hear you coming as you make your kamikaze run for it

Petrol ones alert the garage door from miles away.


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