Super-Powred Milk Float? Suggestions Please!

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Super-Powred Milk Float? Suggestions Please!

Postby travellingstudio » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:06 pm

Hi,

I'm a singer-songwriter from Norfolk and am planning a UK tour in 2015 and want to use a milk float as my tour bus / performance space. I'm really keen to use green energy which is partly why I came up with the idea, but having been in touch with some specialist companies and also talked to some dairies I'm wondering if normal milk-float batteries would be powerful enough? Also, it sounds like they wouldn't be very efficient in terms of low carbon impact as I'd still need to charge them up daily. I'd be travelling a maximum of 30 miles per day / 200 miles per week.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm working on a fairly limited budget of £5000 - £7000 maximum.

Many thanks,

Paul

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Re: Super-Powred Milk Float? Suggestions Please!

Postby Grumpy-b » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:23 am

You could get a working Modec truck, with flatbed for around £4k look on ebay.
MIlk floats often need 3phase for the chargers. That could be a problem, but the Modec would probably need that as well. An Aixam mega truck could be a bit small, but well within your budget, but under powered and may struggle to do 35miles a day.

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Re: Super-Powred Milk Float? Suggestions Please!

Postby skooler » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:23 am

Happy to discuss this with you if you like?

Details are at indra.co.uk
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Re: Super-Powred Milk Float? Suggestions Please!

Postby timpootle » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:02 pm

You got your float then?! I saw your post on the moribund yahoo forum. The charging lead you need is this one:
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=3821
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Re: Super-Powred Milk Float? Suggestions Please!

Postby travellingstudio » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:51 pm

Hi Tim,

Thanks for your message. What kind of cable / system would I need to charge my milk float from a normal plug socket? I'm also going to be staying on camp sites.

Many thanks!

Paul

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Re: Super-Powred Milk Float? Suggestions Please!

Postby Grumpy-b » Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:19 pm

What have you purchased?

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Re: Super-Powred Milk Float? Suggestions Please!

Postby timpootle » Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:59 pm

timpootle wrote:... moribund yahoo forum...

Wow, 5 replies. Maybe electriccarsUK isn't as dead as I thought.
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Re: Super-Powred Milk Float? Suggestions Please!

Postby Grumpy-b » Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:01 pm

Searched Yahoo for moribund, and its forums and couldnt find anything.
ANy chance of a link

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Re: Super-Powred Milk Float? Suggestions Please!

Postby timpootle » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:18 pm

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/electriccarsUK/info
I was on there before I ever knew about this forum, but it has been very quiet of late. Good to see Paul getting the help he has asked for.
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Re: Super-Powred Milk Float? Suggestions Please!

Postby travellingstudio » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:42 am

It's a Morrisons I believe!


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