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#3216662 - 12/14/13 05:01 PM Cushman truck
yucca Offline


Registered: 04/04/12
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Loc: NM
I was high bidder on this cushman truck. I pulled it into my shop and will start working on it. I know the battery is dead. I also need to drain the fuel system and put new gas in it.

It should be a cool project.







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#3216682 - 12/14/13 05:32 PM Re: Cushman truck [Re: yucca]
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A little unique and very interesting! Planning any mods?
Very cool that u got manuals!


Edited by tomcat27 (12/14/13 05:33 PM)
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#3216687 - 12/14/13 05:42 PM Re: Cushman truck [Re: yucca]
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My boss won one similar at a city auction. His runs and he got it for $400!
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#3216691 - 12/14/13 05:45 PM Re: Cushman truck [Re: yucca]
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Loved by zoo employees and meter maids everywhere. Looking at your photos, it appears you have a starter/generator. I've worked on a few of them and sometimes getting the brushes for them can be interesting.


Edited by Kruse (12/14/13 05:45 PM)

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#3216692 - 12/14/13 05:47 PM Re: Cushman truck [Re: yucca]
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interesting, can you register them for a license plate? Drive them on the street? Will they do 55mph?
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#3216699 - 12/14/13 05:57 PM Re: Cushman truck [Re: yucca]
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They use Kohler engines? It looks real cool......great project!
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#3216711 - 12/14/13 06:09 PM Re: Cushman truck [Re: yucca]
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Very cool! An ancient chemical plant near my work still uses a few of them.

I believe single cyl Magnums are pretty close to the previous gen Kohler K-series. Must be a late 1980's model Cushman?


Edited by JTK (12/14/13 06:11 PM)
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#3216727 - 12/14/13 06:32 PM Re: Cushman truck [Re: yucca]
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Some states will register that as a "low speed vehicle." Mine will, and also will for Kei trucks.

Bummer you have four tires, though, as the "trike" models are easier to register... as motorcycles!

Are those tires DOT? They look like golf cart ones.

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#3216754 - 12/14/13 07:08 PM Re: Cushman truck [Re: yucca]
Chris142 Offline


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Many cities use them as meter maid trucks and here in ca they are considered a motorcycle. My boss' will do about 30 but hang on! Much better used at slow speeds ticketing parking violators
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#3216755 - 12/14/13 07:08 PM Re: Cushman truck [Re: Chris142]
yucca Offline


Registered: 04/04/12
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Loc: NM
Originally Posted By: Chris142
My boss won one similar at a city auction. His runs and he got it for $400!


I bid 291.00 and got it. The engine looks fairly new.

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#3216757 - 12/14/13 07:11 PM Re: Cushman truck [Re: JTK]
yucca Offline


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Originally Posted By: JTK

I believe single cyl Magnums are pretty close to the previous gen Kohler K-series. Must be a late 1980's model Cushman?


I have a serial number on the bill of sale and the manuals but I have not found the serial badge yet. I hope to be able to age the unit once I can verify via the badge. The engine looks to be added recently.

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#3216760 - 12/14/13 07:14 PM Re: Cushman truck [Re: spasm3]
yucca Offline


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Originally Posted By: spasm3
interesting, can you register them for a license plate? Drive them on the street? Will they do 55mph?


I will check into that. But I would probably only use the cart on dirt. I'm not sure on the speed yet.

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#3216765 - 12/14/13 07:20 PM Re: Cushman truck [Re: tomcat27]
yucca Offline


Registered: 04/04/12
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Loc: NM
Originally Posted By: tomcat27
A little unique and very interesting! Planning any mods?
Very cool that u got manuals!


I'm not sure yet. I can always use it on my acreage. I was thinking of setting it up as a "sporting clay's" cart. It would probably not fit in with all of the "rangers" and "razors" that dominate the range though.

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#3219097 - 12/16/13 10:52 PM Re: Cushman truck [Re: yucca]
yucca Offline


Registered: 04/04/12
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Loc: NM
I was able to clean out the fuel tank, blow the lines and cleaned the carb, installed battery and new plug this evening. I got it running. I have run into some more issues. I hope to work on fixing the problems as they come up until I have the cushman in top running order.

A few more photos.






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#3219178 - 12/17/13 05:45 AM Re: Cushman truck [Re: spasm3]
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Registered: 10/10/08
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Loc: Sunny Florida
Originally Posted By: spasm3
interesting, can you register them for a license plate? Drive them on the street? Will they do 55mph?


They run real good with an old VW engine in them!!! I had a 3 wheeled version when I was a kid, it would do nice wheelies...
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