Which electric motor setup would you consider to be more practical in terms of torque due to the weight of the truck and still be able to carry some weight or pull a load?
Hi, Clif - Jim Husted from Hi-Torque Electric says:
"I’d suggest something in the 11”, 200 lb. area as far as motor mass is concerned. Keep the tranny and you’ll have plenty of torque to haul. Be realistic in your range expectations converting such a heavy vehicle though. As a fun note and example Damon Henry is using a small 8 brushed 6.7” converted lift motor I helped him build in his Datsun truck. Last year at the Greenwood car show it carted out 4) 9” motors @ 150lbs ea, plus a couple more smaller motors I’d brought, plus a load of misc other items without an issue at all. He is blower cooling the motor to increase its duty cycle but is a awesome example of how strong these motors can be."
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