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#1 posted 06-28-2011 07:20 PM

A recent issue of “Make” magazine featured a drill powered cart on its cover. The same method of propulsion would work for a Gator or Toy tractor or any Wood car.

Basically they were suggesting using two cheap 18 volt cordless drills in a setup where each drill powers the drive wheel on each side and un powered free casters out front, so it would drive like a Zero Turn Mower if built as shown in the plans. But, you could just hook the drives to the rear wheels and have regular steering as well.

They mounted the drills on the frame and put a bolt through a sprocket and chucked the bolt in the drill. Then a small chain drove the sprocket on the wheel.

According to the article this was much more powerful, amd had longer range than any of the battery powered toys out there.

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