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O/T Pro's and Con's of Electric Golf Cart

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  1. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Pay twice as much for gel batteries and get 3 times the life.

    HM
     
  2. richrob

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    We have an electric with a bed on the back we use for yard work, moving trailers, ect. Honestly I wouldnt want a gas, there is a lot more upkeep for not much upside. Ours has 3 batteries that we have never replaced in the 6+ years we have had it and if you run those down in a day you are doing some serious driving. Our make is an EZ-Go, once you have one you will wonder how you ever got by without it. -Rich
     
  3. trpshtr2001

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    I have a Yamaha gas cart, which each year I use approx 2 gallon of gas, that I use for shoots and neighborhood cart. I never have to worry about charging it or it going dead , or wondering if I have enough juice to get back home. Also if you are going to be going up hills, gas is the way to go. In 4 years I have bought one 15 amp fuse.
     
  4. jakearoo

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    I have an electric. For me, its many times better. No noise (very big). No smell. No leaky gas. It runs a LONG time on a charge. And, they are made for hills and dale. It goes up steep hills like it was meant to. All in all, a no brainer for me. Jake
     
  5. i_shoot

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    I have an EZ-GO electric shooting cart with 4" lift kit, fold down rear seat plus many other extras. I absolutely love electric. The first comment every single person who has shot sporting clays with me has said was WOW, I love the quietness!
    I once used my cart for 5 hrs. straight looking for my dog, drove all over the neighborhood & community & it never showed any sign of low battery power.
    I'm sure the gas carts are great but I would never own anything but electric.

    my .02 worth

    i_shoot
     
  6. W.P.T.

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    The electric carts will run approx 30 hours on a full charge, the gas will run for more then 30 days on a 2 maybe 3 gallons of gas if you use it daily ... The electric carts will probably have to have the batteries replaced every 3 to 4 years depending on the amout of useage and how good you are at keeping them charged up ... The area where I live can use Carts as neighborhood vehicles and for every one electric cart you see you will see 10 gas carts, so either these people who are big time golfers have no idea what they are doing or gas is the ONLY way to go ... Personally, I have a gas powered Golf Cart and my neighbor who had an electric when I moved in has a gas Cart also, says he got tired of no power and not knowing if he was going to make it home to charge it up again ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  7. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    I have a 3010 Mule for Sporting but would opt for a gas cart over an electric if I had to choose. The US Open at Hopkins several years ago reinforced to me the downside of golf carts. They are dead in mud.
     
  8. trpshtr2001

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    I guess thats why they make chocolate and vannila !
     
  9. Captain Bud

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    From what I understand, quads will not be permited at the grand this year.

    So I started looking into 4x4 type carts/ranch/hunting units. The best that I have found is the Polaris Ranger XT.

    If you get a chance to stop by a dealer, ask him to show you the test dvd for the ranger-- they pit several other units against the Ranger XT. Rinno 450 or 660 or any of the others (so Far), don't stand up to the Ranger.

    Check it out. And they seem to hold their value.

    JMHO

    Phil
     
  10. guncase

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    That Polaris style is the one that I think is the noisest ones that went by last yr at the Grand.
    If you are going to be "in the groove" this yr at the Grand,, make sure that you have one that will go 30 mph in the dust in front of tent vendor row. Most last yr were 40 mph it seemed, and the drivers really didn't care how much dust there was. This yr I will have a water hose ready to wet down the path,, and drivers of the fast ones!! Simply solution,, drive on the roads,, not the grass!! Paul
     
  11. W.P.T.

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    I have a 1995 Western Golf Cart made that uses the Club Car Chassis but has a two cyclinder 11 HP. gas engine ... I put gas in it twice a year if it needs it or not ... It will run 32 MPH, but I seldom run it that fast unless I want to pass another cart or if I am having a Senior Drag Race with a neighbor, usually the person who gets the hole shot wins ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  12. Easystreet

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    Three years ago, I was in the market for a used golf cart. I was convinced that I wanted a gasoline engine powered cart. I went to a dealer who had both gas and electric carts for sale.

    First, I drove the gas cart. It was OK, nothing really wrong with it. Then I got in the electric cart and took off down the street. I had a really strange feeling that something was missing, but I couldn't figure out just what. Then it dawned on me. The thing that was missing was the NOISE! The electric cart just seemed to float along quietly just like you were riding on a cloud. No exhaust noise, no fumes, no sputtering or choking it to get it started...... just a gentle push on the pedal and off you went. I had my wife with me and we could actually carry on a conversation without shouting while driving the electric cart. With the gas cart, I'm sure that anything we said could be heard 3 blocks away.

    As for maintenance and durability, with the electric cart, there really isn't much to do except charge the batteries once in awhile. I bought a 2002 model electric cart and just replaced the original batteries about a month ago. I really didn't HAVE to replace them at that time, but I just thought it was about time to do so. They might have lasted another year or so for all I know.

    I'm told that there is far less to go wrong with electric carts. All I know is that in 3 years, I haven't had to do a thing to my used electric cart except charge the batteries occasionally.
     
  13. phirel

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    How difficult is it to locate a place to charge golf cart batteries at a shoot? If I get a cart, I want to leave it at a club during the entire 5-6 day shoot.

    Pat Ireland
     
  14. Easystreet

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    "How difficult is it to locate a place to charge golf cart batteries at a shoot? If I get a cart, I want to leave it at a club during the entire 5-6 day shoot."

    Pat, as a buddy of mine told me several years ago, they have electricity pretty much EVERYWHERE now. (LOL) Some shoots I've been to even furnish a long extension cord to plug into. It cost only pennies to charge the batteries. Just to be on the safe side, I would take an extension cord with me.... and of course your charger.
     
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