Hercules Industrial

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  • Wheel size 100mm (cut from 100mm dia blank)
  • Wheel Base 225mm
  • Length 850mm
  • Width 306
  • Minimum radius - 9 feet (2.7m)

Optional Extras

  • Quick release battery connectors
  • Hi lo horn
  • Diesel engine sound unit
  • 4 x 150w motors
  • 24v iDrive digital controller - 120 amp continuous rating
  • Progressive regenerative braking
  • Top speed 11-12mph
  • Designed to accept two 063 car batteries (not included)
  • All metal construction
  • Body 1.2mm steel
  • Chassis weight (with out batteries and bogies) 12 kg
  • Bogies 12 kg each
  • Batteries 12 kg each
  • Ball race bearings or Cranks model Delrin axle boxes
  • Direct drive from axle hung motors
  • Hand controller with built in deadmans switch
The 5" gauge Hercules is a good all round performer. Its take a part construction allows for parts to removed with a maximum weight of 12 kg (26 lb) of any part. 
  • Good run time (timed at Chingford - 2hrs 30m on continous public running with between 6-9 adults + 3-4 children ). Owners report anything up to 4 hours of heavy hauling.
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    Related Pages -

    Hercules Owners

    Kit Instructions

    Owners Manual


    Q. Why would you have cranks? - A. They look good, help with adhesion and look prototypical.

    Q. Why would I have bearing version - A. Reduced maintenance as there are no cranks to look after.

    Q. Is it OK to use car batteries? - A. Yes. Today's batteries are far more robust than that of 10 years ago. In heavy use you can expect to get over three years use, possibly longer. While traction batteries are designed for traction purposes, they rarely out last car batteries. Costing over twice the price the often prove to be false economy.

    Q. Why don't you powder coat the bodies? - Powder coating can be a more durable finish but it does have disadvantages. If damaged it cannot be repaired. Acrylic car paints offer the advantage of being able to be repaired or overpainted. It also means that the average person can repaint a body to give it a total new lease of life.

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