Date

6-2013

Degree Name

BS in Agricultural Systems Management

Department

BioResource and Agricultural Engineering Department

Advisor(s)

Mark A. Zohns

Abstract

This senior project discusses the design and construction of a race team equipment box. This equipment box was located on the rear of a modified golf cart. The rear half of the golf cart was modified by creating framework around the rear so that the equipment box would rest on top and be able to detach from it. The equipment box was able to hold all necessary equipment that is needed in the pits. Each items location was placed ergonomically so they can be reached with ease in an efficient manner. Located on both sides of the equipment box were tires holders. These tire holders swivel 360 degrees so the tires can be sanded. The equipment box has one shelf in it so that there are two areas to store parts. Once the project was completed, a “fit check” was done to make sure the equipment box could hold all that it needed. It was found that the equipment box met all specifications put into place and exceeded expectations. The equipment box was able to hold over 500 lbs. of equipment and still function properly. It also had an area for a third tire to be held. The tire holders worked well and were able to hold the tire while also being able to swivel to the four different positions.

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