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Old 03-29-2006, 01:47:49 AM
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Default Large Engine Trucks

I have an 7hp Economy drop framed cart in which the engine sits facing forward toward the tongue. However, I am about to mount a 12hp engine on a straight rail cart and I have noticed that most engines in pictures are mounted with the flywheels toward the tongue, and the engine facing the rear.(opposite of the Economy) This leaves room for the seat or battery box mounted forward. Any comments as to why or which is correct. Thanks, Mike
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Mike,
They steer a lot easier with more weight(flywheel end) toward rear rather than over the steerable front wheels. Probably more important on hand portable rather than horse portable carts.
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