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ScooterTiller

This is our first prototype of Scootertiller, a project my son and I built in 2004.

The seeds for a project of this sort started for us last summer at a car show where we saw some cool wagons. They weren't motorized, but they were cool designs, and we thought we would try to build something like that. Except we wanted a motorized vehicle (of course). Our original plan was to rig up an engine on a Radio Flyer wagon.

I started looking into engines and go-kart kits and found that such things can be very expensive. We found a Ryobi rototiller and we had a plan to use it to build a powered wagon. We were about to buy a wagon for the purpose when we stumbled into a three-wheeled scooter contraption. We took a look, thought about it, and decided to scoop it up.

We yanked out the front end of the scooter and shoved the rototiller into the vacancy. A few welds here, a few bolts there and viola, Scootertiller!

http://www.toyz.org/images/scootertiller1.jpg

Scootertiller in final stages of assembly. Just about ready to mount the engine.

http://www.toyz.org/images/scootertiller2.jpg

My son with the first prototype ready to test.

http://www.toyz.org/images/scootertiller3.jpg

One more picture while it's still in the shop, before we destroy it.

http://www.toyz.org/images/scootertiller4.jpg

It works!

I think my kid is the only one on the block with one of these.

http://www.toyz.org/images/scootertiller5.jpg

Ridden hard and put away wet.