The price of the lithium battery ones is very hard to justify. They look interesting though. I looked at them at Groundswell and chatted to the salesman. I was a bit concerned to see stickers saying they must be charged every day or damage could occur but didn't think them to ask why.Anyone got one? thinking of the 2wd dominator to replace our 3yr old honda trx250, weve had several of these but the quality and reliability isnt very good any more, any thoughts would be appreciated!
The price of the lithium battery ones is very hard to justify. They look interesting though. I looked at them at Groundswell and chatted to the salesman. I was a bit concerned to see stickers saying they must be charged every day or damage could occur but didn't think them to ask why.
It'd be a lot to change though from our ATC250ES.....
Sounds like one could be ideal then. Very torquey from a standstill.I agree they arent cheap, but neither is changing your quad every 3yrs which we do and getting something which is forever not wanting to start, we use it to pull a calf milk trolley and it just doesnt like the job, doesnt like being constantly started or just ticking over, whereas it would suit an electric motor?
Yep, hard to justify £20k here sadly when our pickup only stands us in at £6k.@exmoor dave had 1 of the old style. I believe range was his issue? But that was before lithium.
I too looked again at Groundswell, having hankered after 1 for years. (Even had an electric utv on demo last year) Was a bit disappointed with some of the switching - even the main forward/ reverse is just a basic toggle switch sticking up where I can see it getting caught.
Not sure the racks would stand up to the rappa fencing machine either.
But the price is eye watering. £20k for the 4wd equivalent replacement of my Can Am.
Thats not to say the 2wd wouldn't suit your needs.
We demo'd a can am utv and also found it noisy. Lively. But I think the rep was rather disappointed when I said it was noisier than the kubota diesel!After catching a ride in a Can am mule this week I didn't realise how noisy they are! . Electric would be better if costs stack up with reliability.
how many hours do you do? they take a long time to 'run in' ime. give it some work revving decently to intermitanntly to loosen it up a bit/as balance to the stop start tickover stuff. otherwise Honda engines are fairly bomb proof /long life.it just doesnt like the job, doesnt like being constantly started or just ticking over
Matt claims they're good on here. But not exactly a serious test.I wonder how good electric vehicles are on grip in the mud. I was a motocross rider in the early sixties, when all the bikes were British The 500s were either single or twin cylinder four strokes and the 250s were single cylinder two strokes. I really muddy conditions it was clear that the 500 singles would grip better than the twins. This is because the power comes in pulses (power strokes). Two strokes obviously have twice the power strokes compared to a four stroke. The three main specialist manufacturers of off road two stroke bikes were Dot, Cotton and Greeves. They all used Villiers 250 single engines. Dot did produce a twin engine model for a short while, it had a RCA motor. It was useless, the power delivery was too smooth.
One thing that I learnt very early on is that if you're likely to get stuck, revving the engine continuously makes things worse. It's much better to rev up and down, grip increase as revs decrease. Whether it's bikes, cars or tractors, the same applies.
My point is that no type of power unit would have a smoother power delivery than an electric motor.