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Not sure where this fits but here it is.

1978 Taylor Dunn 248b fitted with 1080 watts solar in series, 60 amp mppt charge controller, and two 1500 watt 120 inverters hooded up to outlet on side.

Also added a 6 point misting system powered by 4 gallon back pack garden sprayer. It gets gets real hot down south in Dixie land.

I chose a burden cart for several reasons, Length to put up max amount of watts, storage under deck (huge amount, can even put in another set of batts), steel body made it easy to weld on sturdy top.

thoughts on the build?
 

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Hey Chuck does it have party mode.
Where do the kegs go. does it have a stereo.
No stereo yet, but already have the holes drilled for the stripper pole. Just need to work on more supports for it. Thus no pictures yet.

It was a hit at the local bike rally this weekend.
 

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I like it - except for the rebel flag...:rolleyes:

Much like the posters, t shirts of Che Guevara (racist homophobic) hanging in every liberals arts college dorm, it symbolizes that little spark of rebellion that every southerener has, not slavery,
 

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I'll skip the politics, but just note that the paint and markings scheme is an obvious Dukes of Hazzard General Lee... which is hilarious for this type of vehicle. :D
 

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If you made the solar panels quick detachable you could make a shootin platform on the back with a high railing to rest the AR15's and at night go sneak up on them goddam shovelheads.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MAq_SKCWN4
The are detachable. there are split into two sections. In fact the whole assembly come off in three sections. Takes about 10 minutes.
 

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A 5000 watt inverter requires at least 416 amps for full output using a 12V battery. It's very difficult to make connections that won't drop significant voltage. You can get inverters that run on 24V and 48V which will draw proportionally less current. If you can get 120-150 VDC from the solar cells, and 10 12V batteries in series, you could use that for the DC bus link voltage of a 120 VAC single phase VFD, and with twice that you could get 208/240 VAC three phase. Also, if the chainsaw has a universal motor, it might run on raw DC.
 

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A 5000 watt inverter requires at least 416 amps for full output using a 12V battery. It's very difficult to make connections that won't drop significant voltage. You can get inverters that run on 24V and 48V which will draw proportionally less current. If you can get 120-150 VDC from the solar cells, and 10 12V batteries in series, you could use that for the DC bus link voltage of a 120 VAC single phase VFD, and with twice that you could get 208/240 VAC three phase. Also, if the chainsaw has a universal motor, it might run on raw DC.

Its running off 6 6v t105's at 36 v not at 12v. Works perfectly fine so far.
 

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Added two more panels by making temporary mounts than can be removed quickly. Brings the capacity to 1440 watts.. Its a little shaky in the back, but seems to be roadworthy. Just have to remember you have a lot more hanging off front and rear. Should bring the charging to about 35-40 amps in even less than ideal conditions.
 

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Looks like it would make a wonderful sail. So if the sun is not shining but the wind is blowing, make the panels adjustable to use wind power. Or at least be able to set them so that the wind doesn't work against you, or cause the entire contraption to get blown over. ;)
 

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Looks like it would make a wonderful sail. So if the sun is not shining but the wind is blowing, make the panels adjustable to use wind power. Or at least be able to set them so that the wind doesn't work against you, or cause the entire contraption to get blown over. ;)
they can be set flat
 
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