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 Post subject: Gas vs Electric Carts
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:21 pm 
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Which is better? Reliability, maintenance, repairs, Etc.




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 Post subject: Re: Gas vs Electric Carts
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:28 pm 
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Say where you will use it, Flat Florida of Rocky Colorado ?

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 Post subject: Re: Gas vs Electric Carts
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If I run out of gas at a 4 day shoot, I can go to walmart and buy a can and refuel it.

If I run out of juice at a 4 day shoot, where do I plug in? And did I remember my charger?

That being said, gas engines can be quirky (especially in cold weather).

I went with gas because I just don't want to run out on a 4 day shoot.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas vs Electric Carts
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:55 pm 
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Gas cart. You can't plug in to recharge the battery when you're traveling to shoots. If you're a weekend warrior electric would be fine. For the most part gas makes the most sense.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas vs Electric Carts
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:00 pm 
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My vote is gas. Protect yourself against the ethanol fuel with additives.

I am in the process of buying a used 2016 EZGO gas cart. Will get it set up for the warm part of the season here. Gives me 3 months to get it ready :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Gas vs Electric Carts
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:15 pm 
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I wrestled with question for a long time.

I have 2 electrics. I leave one in Florida in the summer, and I find when I return in Jan, I turn the key and it works. With gas, I have my doubts.

On the other hand, the multi day shoots are a bit of a problem. I use one of these new battery maintainers that de-sulphate the batteries, and I can get 2 days easily out of a charge. I have an enclosed trailer so I can carry extension cords etc., so I can usually find a place to plug in somewhere. My charger is mounted under the seat, and I sealed the area where it sits to keep the dust out.

I still wonder whether I should have chosen gas, but so far, I'm not disappointed.

A small inverter generator might be a good idea. 1,000 watts ought to do it.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas vs Electric Carts
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I chose gas for my personal cart for same reasons as mentioned above. At our club we have electrical. You need to keep battery water levels maintained and when you do have to replace batteries it’s not cheap. Electric is reliable

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 Post subject: Re: Gas vs Electric Carts
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It was explained to me by the superintendent of a local country club that electric is great on the golf course where the carts are driven daily but that with my sporadic usage schedule, a gas cart would be a better option. Another consideration is that electric carts will need to have the batteries replaced at around the 7 to 8 year point and that a gas engine would last much longer than that and I could replace the whole engine(which may never be necessary) for less money than the cost of replacing the batteries(which is a certainty) on an electric cart. Hope this helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas vs Electric Carts
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:33 pm 
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Gas is a pain.
Go electric and get a Honda or Yamaha generator.
The little generator will charge up your cart and anything else you need power for.
You will find a lot of other uses for the generator too.

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Or you could get a solar charging kit.
It is cheaper than a generator and has many advantages over it.
If you haul the cart on a open trailer your batteries will be fully charged when you pull it off and continue to charge as long as it is somewhat in sunlight.
https://www.amazon.com/PowerFilm-Solar-Golf-Charging-model/dp/B00D8KT0UA
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 Post subject: Re: Gas vs Electric Carts
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You guys crack me up, you all solve problems he may not have, does not do 4 days shoots, does not haul his cart to clubs, he may be a club owner so he has electric current available he might be using it in rough terrain or flat as a pancake desert

Find out his needs first, or just enjoy yourselves showing YOUR expertise SMH


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 Post subject: Re: Gas vs Electric Carts
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:52 pm 
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Our club that has some hills did have all electric, but they quickly changed to gas. If there are many hills, you need to upgrade the motor controllers or limit them to two people.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas vs Electric Carts
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dpe2002 wrote:
I am in the process of buying a used 2016 EZGO gas cart. Will get it set up for the warm part of the season here. Gives me 3 months to get it ready :lol:

That's being a little optimistic, no? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Gas vs Electric Carts
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Browning Citori Guy wrote:
You guys crack me up, you all solve problems he may not have, does not do 4 days shoots, does not haul his cart to clubs, he may be a club owner so he has electric current available he might be using it in rough terrain or flat as a pancake desert

I'm not solving anybody's problem. I am stating the reasons I went with one over the other. I could have just given a wise a$$ answer that didn't help anybody, but you got that covered.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas vs Electric Carts
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marist89 wrote:
dpe2002 wrote:
I am in the process of buying a used 2016 EZGO gas cart. Will get it set up for the warm part of the season here. Gives me 3 months to get it ready :lol:

That's being a little optimistic, no? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


Trying to use the power of positive thinking. Mid May.....it's possible

Worst case I can ship it somewhere warm with me strapped into the seat...

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 Post subject: Re: Gas vs Electric Carts
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dpe2002 wrote:
My vote is gas. Protect yourself against the ethanol fuel with additives.

I am in the process of buying a used 2016 EZGO gas cart. Will get it set up for the warm part of the season here. Gives me 3 months to get it ready :lol:


And about 1 month to use it!.... :mrgreen:

Maybe you should look into one with tracks instead of wheels..... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Gas vs Electric Carts
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dpe2002 wrote:
My vote is gas. Protect yourself against the ethanol fuel with additives.

I am in the process of buying a used 2016 EZGO gas cart. Will get it set up for the warm part of the season here. Gives me 3 months to get it ready :lol:


And about 1 month to use it!.... :mrgreen:

Maybe you should look into one with tracks instead of wheels..... :wink:


Now your talking!!!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Gas vs Electric Carts
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Here you go...nothing a pile of money won't fix. :mrgreen:

https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=DCh ... IHg&adurl=

A buddy has a Bobcat UTV with a track kit. Thing will go anywhere.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas vs Electric Carts
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This topic comes up often.
Go with Gas. No doubt about it.
Too much baby-sitting with an electric cart , unless you`re going to use it daily.
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 Post subject: Re: Gas vs Electric Carts
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I have both. Get gas.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas vs Electric Carts
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:34 pm 
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After buying batteries in five years you too will wish you went with gas. Corrosion is a problem many deal with when owning the battery carts. Bad connections and a dead cell or two cause a lot of problems. Gas carts are all but bullet proof anymore.




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