We went to the dump today and saw a 3 wheel golf cart in the metal pile. The guy said we could have it but he was closing in 30 minutes so we rushed home and dumped some hay off a trailer and got back in record time. He said the thing worked fine when they brought it in and they dumped the batteries in the recycle pile then paid to dump the cart. We loaded it up and he locked the gate behind us. If I had more time, I would have gone to the recycle area and grabbed the batteries. They must have dumped the cables that go between them, too. I'll go back Tuesday and see if I can find them. The motor is labelled 3 Hp at 24V and 4.5HP at 36V. Does that mean I can run it either way? If I have to buy new batteries, 24V might fit the budget better. To test it, could I put in 2 car batteries and hooked them + to - and hook the cables to the other posts? It is a Westinghouse Marketeer. On the way to the dump, we actually talked about buying an old golf cart and using it to make the 2 mile trip to the grocery store to save gas. 30 minutes later, we owned one.