Polaris is going electric - Page 2 - Polaris Brutus Forum
 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-11-2014, 06:20 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 204
i guess the silence could be golden for hunting

what is the range like?



bruteforce is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-12-2014, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 282
good point, it will help with not scaring away deer and maybe allowing you to get closer.



polarisfan is offline  
post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-12-2014, 05:46 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 204
yea engines can get loud sometimes

even at idle



bruteforce is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-14-2014, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 282
especially in UTV's since there's not much around the engine like a car.



polarisfan is offline  
post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-01-2015, 02:38 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Central Arkansas
Posts: 12
I am waiting for the day that the "hybrid" utv comes out. Since I mainly use mine for yard work and hunting. I would like the flexibility of having a 2-3 mile "quiet" mode that runs on battery and recharges when engine is running. That let's me use the fuel and engine to get close to where I want to be, but then can engage the electric motor to close in silently for the last 1/2 mile.

Since the other rangers use the CVT system, I can see this done as an opposing motor to the engine pulley, or an idler pulley in the cvt. When the motor is turned off, the electric can provide the power to the wheels in the transmission retaining the 4 wheel drive capability.

Our hunting consists of lots of traveling from place to place around farm fields that can be 1-5 miles from each stand. Then hunting for 30-45 minutes and then moving again. So this would be perfect for us.
cnjdavis is offline  
post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-02-2015, 06:54 PM
Senior Member
 
KeviNH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: NH
Posts: 321
Garage
Seems like it would be easy to engineer in something with a CVT drive...

Wouldn't a battery system with useful range add considerable weight?
KeviNH is offline  
post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-30-2016, 06:34 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 4
True. I agree with your stated points.
robertprovencher is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Polaris Brutus Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome