I saw another West Coast Drive-esque system posted, and so I figured I’d post what I’ve been working on over the last few weeks. The total weight of this system, minus only chain, is 27 pounds. Any additional structure would be added in with the manipulator chassis.
It has a custom 2 speed gearbox, with my standard speed of 5 and 12 fps. Each wheel is a 4 inch custom wheel, used by us this year, and weighing in at a tiny .25 pounds. The tensioning is achieved by a single bolt through the front and back, as seen by the two holes in the front chassis bar.
I wish my team would let me prototype this…
Anywhoo, Questions and comments always welcome, especially criticism.