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JasonDog3
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Plowing Snow

Post by JasonDog3 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:32 pm

I like to plow snow with my Super Clod Buster. Right now, the truck is stock, except for the RC4WD Mud Slinger Tires and Proline Racing wheels.

The truck does a good job, but sometimes the ESC overheats.

Do y'all have any suggestions of how to improve plowing performance? I've thought of locking the differentials, but I fear that might put too much pressure on the gears, etc.

Also.... which truck do you reckon would perform better at plowing snow: the Clod or the Agrios?

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Re: Plowing Snow

Post by andymac0035 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:48 pm

Locking the diffs would hurt turning radius, but in strictly snow you'd probably be alright. That said, I wouldn't do it.
I like the traxxas EVX-2 esc.

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Re: Plowing Snow

Post by Mopar Marv » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:58 am

andymac0035 wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:48 pm

I like the traxxas EVX-2 esc.
I'll second that!

I've run my 3906 E-maxx [Summit 775 motor, EVX-2]so long that one of my 7 cell 5000 mah batteries got so hot that the solder melted[cooking one cell] and the power wire came off, the speedo was just warm to the touch. Four years later the speedo is still working perfectly.


Have you got a fan on your ESC? If not that might help.
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Re: Plowing Snow

Post by JasonDog3 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:16 pm

Mopar Marv wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:58 am
andymac0035 wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:48 pm

I like the traxxas EVX-2 esc.
I'll second that!

I've run my 3906 E-maxx [Summit 775 motor, EVX-2]so long that one of my 7 cell 5000 mah batteries got so hot that the solder melted[cooking one cell] and the power wire came off, the speedo was just warm to the touch. Four years later the speedo is still working perfectly.


Have you got a fan on your ESC? If not that might help.

No, I do not have a fan on it. Maybe I will try that.

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Re: Plowing Snow

Post by andymac0035 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:22 pm

I'd be surprised if that helped. Not because fans don't work, but rather because if you are out in the snow, where it is COLD... and your esc is overheating.... you need a better esc that can handle the load you are putting on it.

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Re: Plowing Snow

Post by Mopar Marv » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:26 pm

andymac0035 wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:22 pm
I'd be surprised if that helped. Not because fans don't work, but rather because if you out the snow, where it is COLD... and your esc is overheating.... you need a better esc that can handle the load you are putting on it.
Excellent point, I never thought of that.
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Re: Plowing Snow

Post by JasonDog3 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:02 pm

andymac0035 wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:22 pm
I'd be surprised if that helped. Not because fans don't work, but rather because if you are out in the snow, where it is COLD... and your esc is overheating.... you need a better esc that can handle the load you are putting on it.
Yea, that makes sense. I'll look into a beefier ESC.

Also, here's a pic of a new addition to the Clod: a sand/salt spreader! I'm working to wire it so I can activate it with my controller.
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