I'm so glad I stumbled upon this forum, hopefully you guys can steer me in the right direction. So here's my situation, I'm a hunter and my friends and I usually hike far back into the wilderness when we go elk hunting. It's about a two mile trail, some of it is uphill, and some of it is pretty steep (more steep going up than coming down).
We take a big game cart with us to haul out anything that we harvest, but the last few years have been awful trying to pull 200lbs of meat out in the blazing sun.
I had an idea to add an electric motor to the cart since it's wilderness land an no gas powered vehicles are allowed. I know I'm going to have to do a bit of reading to understand everything I'll need, but I had a few basic questions as follows:
- What is most important in a motor for handling load and climbing hills? I'm not interested in speed as we'll be walking mostly, but I don't want to burn the motor out
- Would there be an advantage to a higher voltage like 36 or even 48?
- Could I research the "push carts" I see on here and apply the same kind of logic to the construction?
Thanks all for any help!!