Great Forum, I’ve read through some thread but this is my first post here I’ve been working on this project in my spare time for over 2 years (I don’t get much spare time lol) In that time I’ve managed to design/build the track system and chassis but now I’m to the early stages of getting the electronics working and this is for sure my weak link.
I decided to go with the Sabretooth 2x60 I currently have two 12v 35ah deep cycle lead acid batteries wired in parallel to make 24v, Using the Futaba 4grs 2.4ghz controller.
I wired this project up with the wheel chair wiring originally using the lead to the chair controller like an umbilical cord and drove it around, but it was pretty slow, I was thinking the controller was cutting the motor RPM’s down due to thinking it was a wheel chair (keeping a handicap person from throttling into doorways) My thought was I would install the Sabretooth and it would open up these motors a bit so I removed the motor brakes, I installed the Sabretooth and paired the remote but it just barely turns the tracks over now.
Now this machine is very heavy, I would say it weighs just over 400 lbs with the mower attached
Now I said I can build just about anything from metal, but when it comes to wiring I’m lost to say the least.
I guess my dream is that someone on here will say I built one almost just like yours and here the wiring diagram that works lol but the reality is once I can start uploading pics ( I guess I have to have so may conversations before this is allowed)I’ll post some photos showing my progress so far and then maybe I can get your input on the situation.
Thanks for your time!