i'm a 29 year guy from Norway that have recently gotten into EV's. For about a half a year ago, i bought my first EV, a Tesla Model 3 long range.
after falling in love with the car, i started thinking about making things switch over to electric "fuel".
i have an 2008 model "SW LTD ZL12F" chinese wheel loader with a problematic 4-cyl diesel engine. it's noisy as F, and decides to stop working when i need it at most.
so i started thinking about making it EV. but before i start doing anything, i feel i have to ask someone if it's an viable project at all.
the wheel loader has an converter that gives it 4wd and high/low gears. the ICE is connected with an axle to the converter. on the opposite side of the ICE, there is an hydraulic pump also connected with an axle.
so my idea was to just rip out the diesel engine, and put in an Nissan Leaf or Mitsubishi miev motor and weld the diff, so i get power to both the hydraulic pump and the converter.
the engine output rpm is around 2200 at max, and that give me a top speed of around 20km/h.
range is not something i'm conserned about, since at most i use it for about an hour at a time. usually to plow snow in the winter.
does this sound like a project that is worth starting, or is it doomed from the start?
i'm an electrician, so electricity is not a problem. neither is some electronics working.
Greetings from Howie (Håvard)