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Backyard Tilt A Whirl
"Kids love it," says Frederick Ludewig, Springfield, Minn., who built a backyard Tilt-A-Whirl for his kids from salvaged parts.
The mini amusement ride consists of a long center pivot arm with a cushioned seat at either end. As the seats spin, at about 50 rpm's, they also move up and down due to the offset mount position of the pivot arm. The ride is cushioned by a 15-in. rubber tire at center. The tire's mounted on a hub that serves as the rotation point for the mini ride and is driven by a smaller rubber tire below it. The small drive tire is mounted on a 40:1 reduction gearbox driven by a hp electric motor.
"I built it for my own kid's use but I've already got a manufacturer who's interested in building it commercially. This prototype cost me just $10 for a couple miscellaneous parts," says Ludewig.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Frederick Ludewig, 401 N. Cass, Springfield, Minn. 56087 (ph 507 723-4329).

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1986 - Volume #10, Issue #5