JCB telehandler wanted for electric conversion, no engine or gearbox

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by sjt01, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. sjt01

    sjt01 Member

    Location:
    North Norfolk
    Looking for something like a 526 or a 530 to convert to electric power. Needs decent boom and pivots, axles and brakes but engine and gearbox will be discarded. Insurance write off would be ideal.
     
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  2. Lincoln75

    Lincoln75 Member

    Interesting , do keep us up to date with how it goes.
     
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  3. Run a thread in the workshop forum to share the progress.......

    :D
     
  4. sjt01

    sjt01 Member

    Location:
    North Norfolk
    Will do. First step is the donor loader. I have an idea for motors etc already
     
  5. ACEngineering

    ACEngineering Member

    Location:
    Oxon
    Could you not just re move engine and connect a motor up to a 530 or manitou 90 deg box and then fill engine bay with battieres?

    This way you get to keep all the hydraulics which drive of angle box and save having another motor for hydraulics?

    If you had a variable piston pump type that only pumps on demad then power lost driving it while just traveling about would be minimal?
     
  6. sjt01

    sjt01 Member

    Location:
    North Norfolk
    The plan is to get away from mechanical transmissions, as the 3rd gear clutch packs seem the weak point. Electric motors produce peak torque at zero revs, so generally don't need gearboxes. I would use a simple gear hydraulic pump and drive the motor to give constant pressure, as electrical control is so much simpler (for me at least) than hydraulic. Motors and controllers are reasonably cheap from China these days, its the batteries that will be the big item in the project.

    I was hoping that the Kramer electric would be available in telescopic, but that seems a long way away.
     
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  7. ACEngineering

    ACEngineering Member

    Location:
    Oxon
    driving a gear pump all the time will eat battery power, better with a piston pump.
     
  8. solo

    solo Member

    Location:
    worcestershire
  9. Tomtrac

    Tomtrac Member

    Location:
    Penrith cumbria
    There are always a few at euro auction nr leeds its on the 31st 1-2nd dead row last thing on first day ring 3
     
  10. sjt01

    sjt01 Member

    Location:
    North Norfolk
    Who and where are they?

    If the Leeds or other auctions were closer then I would go. Does anything like that turn up at Cheffins at Ely?
     
  11. Google them.
     

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