We were approached by the Big Chief Mobile Home Park here in Vernon to build them a custom work cart and a low profile trailer to allow them to maintain this very nice park!
The goal of the project was to have a good reliable work cart that gave a professional touch to the maintenance crew, while being extremely functional.
They also needed a small lightweight trailer that would be able to carry two push lawn mowers, and two plastic trash bins to haul the grass trimmings along with being able to have shovels, brooms and other maintenance tools on board.
Follow along as we build this custom work cart for a purpose!
Of course this work cart is based on a Club Car Precedent Chassis. Here it is completely disassembled and ready to start the rebuild.
Here is the Precedent up on the work table!
Here is the Precedent front end all inspected and ready to be reassembled.
This work cart is getting a headlight and taillight package for those late night repairs.
The rear end has been inspected, including the brakes, and differential!
Since this work cart is getting a rear box, we upgraded the rear leaf springs to handle the weight.
This is where things are a bit different for this build. As we mentioned before the customer needed a low and lightweight trailer. So we started off by designing the all aluminum trailer in our Soldiworks 3D software.
Next we grabbed some aluminum raw stock and turned a couple weld in sleeves for the axles.
Here is the bushing, ready to be welded into the frame rails.
We then laid out the material, clamped and welded it to from the base of the frame.
We installed the wheels, and did a test roll, lining it up with the rear of the Club Car Precedent.
After we were satisfied with how it rolled and its stance, we got it back on the table and started build the upper frame.
Next it was time to move on to the fenders for this custom aluminum work trailer. We formed a couple stylish aluminum fenders.
Here is the trailer frame on the ground. It is amazing how light and yet stiff this little trailer is. It’s going to be a perfect work trailer for the Club Car Precedent. With its low height it will make loading items in and out easy!
In the spirit of a work cart our customer requested the John Deere green paint job on this electric Precedent.
The heart of this electric beast, the 12 volt US batteries. This electric buggy is going to be one serious work horse!
Come back next week, when we wrap this project up and get the cart off to the new owners and it’s life of work!