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 Fat-tire scooter for sportsmen
• FOR TRANSPORTATION across the wilds, you
can’t beat this iron packhorse. Its power-mower
engine sends it over rough terrain at speeds up
to 10 m.p.h.—gets you to remote hunting and
fishing sites ahead of your footsore companions.
An extendable rear rack takes your equipment
load off your back, and carts clumsy-to-carry
game back to the campsite. When this pack rack
isn’t needed, you just slip out the extension
pipes, or just leave them in place, capping the
frame-pipe ends with crutch tips to keep the
extensions from working out.
Though it’s possible to up the speed by
switching the transmission sprockets (putting
the large sprocket on the top shaft and the small
one on the bottom), the scooter’s not intended
for public roads. You store it at your hunting
cabin. Or truck it to road’s end in your station
wagon or the trunk of a large car. The whole
front fork of the scooter detaches for easier
Since the overall weight is around 150 lbs.,
you won’t want to back-pack it very far—should
you run into a stretch of country that forces you
to dismount. For portage, in such cases, you
just remove the fork, strap it on top of the seat,
disengage the drive belt, lift the scooter by the
front stirrups and “wheelbarrow” it.
The frame design is simple but logical. Those
Its low speed and rugged construction
are ideal for wilderness travel—
and those fat tires assure a smooth ride
with sure-footed traction
even on rough, trackless terrain







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