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Most of us enjoy the comfortability, recreational purposes, and pure enjoyment that comes with a golf cart. But have you ever sat down to figure out or read up on how a golf cart is actually made? Since we think it’s pretty interesting over here at Garrett’s, we thought we would give you a quick breakdown of one of life’s commodities.
Building the Golf Cart
- The frame is built with lightweight aluminum lightbeams.
- The frames then travel through different machines in order to bend them into accurate shape.
- Metal forms press down into vinyl and stretch the fabric into the shape of front and back seats.
- Workers then cut and staple the vinyl over a plywood base covered with a layer of foam padding, trim away the excess vinyl and set the seats aside.
Assembling the Powertrain
- Workers place an axle on to the differential, which will help rotate the wheels.
- They cover it with a staff frame and then bolt the cart’s 48-volt electric motor onto the transaxle, the assembled transmission differential, and drive axle.
- The frame is assembled on a fixture starting with the driver’s side, the passenger, then the center beam that holds both sides together.
- The assembled frame is set onto the powertrain and the car’s front suspension mechanism is bolted onto it.
Mobilizing the Underbody
- The car then moves to next assembly station as a plastic underbody comes down to cover the front part of the frame.
- Workers set in the accelerator and brake pedal and then lower the power compartment. This holds the cart’s battery together.
- Staffers then connect the battery to the motor with four separate wires, hooking them up to the electric control module that directs the engine.
- They cover the rear working parts with the plastic underbody, which provides the support on which to install the carts working parts.
- Note: All electric tools that apply torque are computer monitored and if at any time the amount of torque applied at the 130 assembly stations is incorrect, the system prevents the cart from advancing to the next station. This allows for corrections to be made with any over tightened or loose bolts.
- Workers tighten battery wires and check the accelerator.
- They configure and place the front and back seats onto the plastic body and screw in the front fascia that covers the underbody.
- The brake rod is set in place, ensuring it moves the brake pedal properly and then they tighten it in.
- They begin to hammer in the hubcaps and set in the front beauty panel.
- At this point, the car should be fully assembled and will go through another round of inspection.
Buying your Golf Cart
Once golf carts are finalized, they’re shipped to dealerships like us at Garrett’s. We keep new inventory on deck as well as preowned golf carts to provide you with options that fit just about any lifestyle. Whether you need a vehicle for golf, commercial use, hunting, or even just for taking a ride around the neighborhood, Garrett’s has got you covered! For more information on our options, our services and parts department, rentals, and financing, give us a call at (864) 862-7709 for our Fountain Inn location, (843) 881-8894 in Mt. Pleasant, (864) 862-7709 for our new Columbia location or just contact us online. We’d love to hear from you!