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    11 Hours Ago
    Tommy_T replied to a thread Project More Mule then Rover? in Rovers
    jwatte, looks like I don't have to, connected the current meter and tested current value without the bucket and doing ZTR (26A), then installed the...
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    Tommy_T replied to a thread Project More Mule then Rover? in Rovers
    first tests of the four wheel drive went sweet! I also used the same analog voltage to control both sabertooth drive. it was easier to install...
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    3 Days Ago
    Tommy_T replied to a thread Project More Mule then Rover? in Rovers
    while waiting on the front drive motors to get here I have time to work on the chains for the front wheels. replacing the links with smaller ones...
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    4 Days Ago
    Tommy_T replied to a thread Project More Mule then Rover? in Rovers
    jwatte, it's possible with four wheel skid steering that it could drop below the dc/dc cutout voltage every time I do a ZRT(takes lots of current). ...
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    4 Days Ago
    Tommy_T replied to a thread Project More Mule then Rover? in Rovers
    jwatte, that's what I used last winter, but had problem when a high load on the drives dropped the 24v too low, and the dc/dc converters shut down...
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    5 Days Ago
    Tommy_T replied to a thread Project More Mule then Rover? in Rovers
    jwatte, I don't get buyers remorse too much anymore, now I just think what's plan B. tician, it just got even more under-powered for this...
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    5 Days Ago
    Tommy_T replied to a thread Project More Mule then Rover? in Rovers
    found a small briggs engine with 12vdc starter motor on craigslist for $100 to power the 24Vdc 100A alternator for the mule. started first try...
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    1 Week Ago
    Tommy_T replied to a thread Project More Mule then Rover? in Rovers
    not even going to try it... if I could pick the mule up and bring it back home if it fails when it's dark and -20degf outside then it would be...
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    1 Week Ago
    Tommy_T replied to a thread Project More Mule then Rover? in Rovers
    gotta wonder.... this season's task was a standup mower using (2) 4 pole 1000W servo motors(mowing 2 acres a week). the frame used was a...
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    1 Week Ago
    Tommy_T replied to a thread Project More Mule then Rover? in Rovers
    more baby steps.
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    1 Week Ago
    Tommy_T replied to a thread Project More Mule then Rover? in Rovers
    jwatte, not this season, but next summer it is. this problem became obvious the first season's build(mowing), the first build used open-loop...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Tommy_T replied to a thread Project More Mule then Rover? in Rovers
    jwatte, difference between Sabertooth 2x32 and the Sabertooth 2x60 is more about convenience to me. with the 2x60 a max232 chip and pc...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Tommy_T replied to a thread Project More Mule then Rover? in Rovers
    jwatte, I'm wondering that also. with the front motors not connected to the front wheels turning is a battery sucking operation with these fat...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Tommy_T replied to a thread Project More Mule then Rover? in Rovers
    more baby steps on way to four wheel drive.
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