Off Road Golf Carts
What makes vehicles off road golf carts? Most of us are familiar with the small vehicles we see on the golf course. But these are not the same as what we call off road golf carts. This article looks at some of the added features you find on these more rugged machines.
Golf Cart Lift Kits: One of the very first things you notice about virtually all off road golf carts is how high they are above the ground. This is accomplished through lift kits. These lift kits are added to the base model vehicle and they can be adjusted to meet the vehicle’s requirements. The reason the undercarriage is raised up is to allow the vehicle more clearance when it is used on rough terrain. By being high, the vehicle can pass over obstacles that would otherwise stop it in its tracks.
Heavy Duty Tires: Off road golf carts normally have heavy duty tires and wheels to go along with the lift kit application. The lift kit itself requires that larger tires be used on these vehicles, but that is not the only reason you see them so often. These larger tires with deeper treads allow users to drive into and out of muddy terrain. They grab the ground and allow much better traction, all of which is vital when the vehicle is used on rugged terrain.
Gasoline Engines: Vehicles that you see on the golf course are almost always powered by batteries. This is not the case with off road golf carts. The vast majority of vehicles used on rough terrain are powered by gasoline engines. These engines may be small in size, but they are incredibly powerful. Many improvements have been made to these gas engines and they are much quieter and fuel efficient than ever before. You can, of course, order a battery-powered engine, but most people do not as they want that added power and the ability to refuel without having an electrical plug nearby.
Safety Equipment: Off road golf carts usually come with added safety equipment. This includes roll bars, seat belts, added lights (headlights, turn lights, brake lights, etc), and even wenches at times. The safety equipment is added for operator and passenger protection and you should never skimp on this.
Custom Paint Jobs: Many vehicles come with special paint jobs. The most popular is the camouflage pattern but you can order other patterns or solid colors as well. If you know in advance that you want a particular color scheme, you should contact the vendor and let them know as soon as possible. You can often save money if you buy a vehicle that is not painted. Of course, you will need to either have the vendor paint the vehicle for you or take it to a paint shop in your area.
Off road golf carts are a great way to have fun. They are easy to operate, and when driven safely they are not as dangerous as other forms of all terrain vehicles. You can see some examples of how these vehicles can be configured by doing a simple online search.