Frequently asked questions
What do I have to do when my Turf Chopper arrives at my home?
If you have received your Turf Chopper by commercial carrier it will be packaged and strapped to a wooden pallet.
1. Carefully Remove the packaging.
2. Cut the zip ties. Each wheel is secured to the pallet using zip ties. Carefully cut and remove each zip tie. You will require a screwdriver and/or a box cutter to remove the packaging and zip ties.
3. Remove the unit from the pallet.
4. Handlebars assembly The handlebars are wrapped and zip tied to the cart. Be careful not to damage the connector wire when removing from its packaging. Put the handlebar assembly in place by inserting the open end firmly into the front fork assembly. This will be guided by a groove inside the fork assembly. When in place secure the handlebar by locking the handlebar clamp.
Your Turf Chopper will come with the batteries fully charged.
As you have read the owners manual already you are all set to go.
How do I charge my Turf Chopper?
In order to ensure maximum battery life, the batteries should always be charged after every use and periodically during long term storage.
Why is the red LED light flashing?
The LED indicates weather your Turf Chopper is or is not operational.
A solid red glow indicated that your unit is ready.
If there is a problem the units self diagnostics will find it and transmit a code via the LED light in the form of a flashing sequence
A sample of the code could be 3 quick flashes with 2 quick flashes after a short pause. 3,3 or 2,3.
If you have a flash code take note of it and contact us. We can assess the issue from here.
Why should I read the Opperators Quide page?
It is very important you read this manual fully before attempting to operate your new Turf Chopper. All technical and safety information needed to safely use the Turf Chopper is covered within. When operated correctly the Turf Chopper will provide years of enjoyment both on and off the golf course. The Turf Chopper is an electric vehicle. The same care, caution and consideration must be used when operating the TC as when operating any powered vehicle.
How do I access the battaries?
To access the batteries compartment, remove the 3 screws and the 1 wing nut on the upper body panel.
Remove the upper and then the body panels completely.
You will need a small adjustable wrench to hook-up or disconnecting the batteries. Care must be taken to ensure not to short the system. Do not let the wrench touch the adjacent battery terminal.
The cart is powered by two 12volt, 50amp hour AGM non-spill able batteries.
They require zero maintenance other than recharging. They can’t be over charged if used with the supplied charger.
Check all connections are tight. Replace the panels and tighten the screws and wing nut.
How do I load and unload my golf bag?
1. Retracked the seat You must first remove the seat assembly from the lock down position. The seat assembly is hinged at the rear with 2 lock down plungers at the front. This is done by grasping the front of the seat and pulling firmly in a slightly up and back direction. Retract the seat assembly all the way.
2. Load your golf bag Insert your golf bag, club heads first. Spread the clubs around the handlebar post. The bottom of the bags will cradle in the cupped portion of the motor panel.
3. Put the seat back to operational position. Bring the seat assembly back into position and press firmly until the seat assembly is back in the lock down position (Push each seat mount down until you hear them pop back into place).
How do I operate my Turf Chopper?
It is strongly recommended that all first-time users set the speed control to low until you have familiarized yourself with the unique dynamics of the Turf Chopper. This is an electrically powered vehicle that will engage immediately with a slight twist of the, spring loaded motorcycle type throttle (located on the righthand side of the handlebar) therefore the Turf Chopper should always be powered off when unattended. The Turf Chopper is equipped with a speed inhibitor, as a result it will not gain speed on declines. At any throttle position, on flat ground or hills the Turf Chopper will maintain its desired speed. To accelerate twist the throttle towards you until desired speed is reached. To decelerate untwist the throttle. There is no brake pedal or lever. The Turf Chopper’s onboard dynamic braking system engages immediately when the throttle is return to the start position. The cart will come to a smooth stop in a fairly short distance. With practise you will better be able to gage this distance more easily. Caution and reduced speed should always be maintained when negotiating obstacles. The Forward 1,2 & Reverse button is located on the left side of the handlebar. To avoid possible damage this operation should only be done when the Turf Chopper is at a complete standstill.
Read the owners manual completely first.
How do I change from walking to riding modes?
Changing the Turf Chopper from riding to walking or walking to riding takes less than10 seconds.
1. Turn the cart's power off This is done with the key
How do I negotiate hills?
When approaching any incline or decline on the Turf Chopper, approach it as direct as possible (Straight up and straight down). When ascending a hill, the driver should lean slightly forward. This provides additional stability when moving up the incline. Never attempt a sharp turn when moving up or down a hill for this is an unsafe manoeuvre.
How do I care and maintain my Turf Chopper?
You should avoid using abrasives and hash cleansers. Gently clean with mild soap and water or just water and sponge. (Do not use power washer or spray water directly into switches or levers) Tires and rims
- Maintain 12 to 15 psi in all tires
- Check to ensure rear axle nuts are tight (This should be done at least twice a year)
- Lubricate the front seat post lock down plunger as needed. (Do not over lubricate)
- Steering baring should periodically be greased
- Charging port on the Turf Chopper/BigBoy battery charger should be greased periodically to prevent corrosion