View Full Version : nordic trac motor?
01-29-2009, 05:27 PM
I found your forum today and ripped thru all the electric project threads... I aim to make a little "tractor" kart for my 6-yr old to drive on our very bumpy dirt road... maybe I'll use an old ATC frame or maybe weld up something simple and make my axles (have a good gearing shop nearby)....
I took apart a Nordic Trac and happy to see a 12Vdc motor that looks like a good trike/tractor motor. Anyone out there ever work with these motors?
(my wife calls me that cuz I'd rather be outside...)
01-29-2009, 06:17 PM
120 volts A/C operation, .625 amps, can take pic motor an show it
02-02-2009, 05:14 PM
are you replying to me re the nordic trac motor?
Its not AC, it is DC, 1-100V, 1-2hp... I can look for amperage, or try to test it on bench... or take foto of it...
02-02-2009, 05:35 PM
post a picture what rpm will it have
02-02-2009, 07:39 PM
I goole nordic trac motor? to see what kind of motor your working with how big is your motor can you take pictures of it it cool that your going make a little "tractor" kart for my 6-yr old i seen lot of thing made so ive been waiting for your replay Hippie Mike
02-05-2009, 05:45 PM
working much, little play time...
I will take foto of motor asap. I did write down specs on the case, so I know it is DC and 0-100volts...
there is a website where the guy makes wind generators out of this same motor, pretty cool, and the motor I have loooks identical to the one in this foto: http://www.velacreations.com/makechispito.html
today I acquired an electric wheelchair ! wahoo ! two motors, 3.6mph (per maunual) and a joystick.... hmmm, if I jsut change to 16" knobby air tires, that should bring speed up to 5mph, and I could make a very cool little tractor out of these parts... tonite I will sip a beer and draw some ideas in the garage (my idea of a good time, he he)
back at ya soon, and thanks hippie mike!
02-12-2009, 05:24 PM
finally able to foto the nordic trac motor.
attaching foto as you requested...
on the wiring diagram for the trac unit, it says this motor runs on 1-100VDC, and I see no RPM rating... I guess it would be good to find out! I was hoping someone had already done what I hope to do. oh well, he he... any help is good help!
02-12-2009, 09:55 PM
Wow!!! Nice motor, I like it! now How do I get a hold of a nordictrac....
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