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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:25 am

wmcbrine wrote:Image

It looks like an improved version of one of those pusher trailers. :mrgreen:
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:38 am

Yesterday my Peugeot transpor apples from garden :)

In planned is use him like a mobille battery. I need recharge my RC toys in model airport and in forest for recharge chainsaw battery.


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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:39 am

Banana box test: https://youtu.be/XGM4jNYQuUw

For those who may be interested, on his prior video, Byorn did a range test on the iMiev.
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:01 am

So, I live about 1/2-mile from the main road, and every week have the pleasure of hauling my trash, recycling, and brush cans down there. Used to do it with my electric scooter, but its motor threw a magnet when a teenager I let use it tried it out as a dirtbike. Last week Mitti (with trailer hitch) set a new record for sheer number of cans ... as a kid I liked playing with trains... :roll:

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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Wed May 15, 2019 9:57 pm

I had approached both local dealers about getting their i-MiEV marketing displays when Mitsubishi allowed, and both came through with the green jellybeans!
Both of them had failed 12V power supplies for the led lights, but that is a very easy replacement.
And of course, the sign fits inside on our huge cargo floor, if the passenger seat is slid forward.
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Thu May 23, 2019 9:51 am

Who needs a truck?

Like my wood? I got wood!

Many backyard fires. Recycled wood transportation powered by wind.

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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Thu May 23, 2019 10:49 am

Wow, those photos qualify you as a bonafide lumberjack! :D

Does the electric cord peeking out from under the wood in the second photo mean that you bucked the logs using an electric saw? :?:

Would love to see a photo of how the rear suspension/wheels/tires were riding under that extreme load. :o

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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Thu May 23, 2019 11:58 am

No that's my Amazing EVSE being crushed by a huge log!

I am fond of already bucked wood on the side of the road and drive the back roads to errands and when I see some, make several trips as soon as possible to beat the other free wood scavengers. This time the wood was enough off the road that people didn't see it easily and it was a low use road.

But I have 3 electric chain saws. 15 Amp, 14.5 and 8 Amp. I have been meaning to buy an inverter for that purpose because I often see stuff that is too big to handle and it would be awesome to pull up and zip thru it without all of that noise in people's front yard or by the wooded patch of road.

Also I could use it for emergencies or camping or whatever.

What should I get?

Minimum would be to run one 15A saw.

And yes, I think I am a lumberjack. I cut and split all my own wood and have fires in the back yard often. I love everything about it, getting the wood, cutting, splitting, stacking, burning with friends and family.

Great exercise and makes me strong.

They say heavy weight on the spine inspires the whole body. Plus the splitting is great for the back arms and everything...core.
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Thu May 23, 2019 6:04 pm

Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm for iMiEV firewood scavenging! :D

I would never attempt to operate a 15 ampere electric saw that draws 1,700 watts continuously from an inverter attached to a car battery! I have melted home wiring and tripped 20 amp circuit breakers repeatedly when working with sustained current of this magnitude and would worry about damaging the battery, wiring, or experiencing a dangerous short circuit. :(

Perhaps a chainsaw with a self-contained battery (or gas powered if noise is not a factor) would be the best choice for work away from home. :?:

Be safe!

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