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They see me rollin'...in my chainsaw-powered tricycle

April 20, 2017

Are you looking for a new way to get to work that instantly lets passersby know that you are a DIY fanatic, are environmentally conscious, and have a great sense of humor?

Are you looking for a new way to get to work that instantly lets passersby know that you are a DIY fanatic, are environmentally conscious, and have a great sense of humor? Have you considered a motorized tricycle? All you need to build one is a chainsaw motor, a tricycle, and a little ingenuity.

According to Andrew Moseman for Popular Mechanics: "These full-sized humans from Georgia Tech wanted to zip around campus on a chidren's tricycle, so they started hacking it. Specifically, the pedals came off and a chainsaw motor went in, though it takes a lot more welding and tinkering and creative engineering to make mini machine go. The 5/8" axle, for instance, must be trimmed down to 3/8" on the ends to accommodate the trike wheel."

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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