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Powered "Lazy Boy" A Hit At Parades
"I call it the original couch potato. It's a lot of fun to ride in parades," says Tim Reisenauer, Kennewick, Wash., about the Lazy-Boy chair he mounted on the frame of an old electric wheelchair.
  The Lazy-Boy chair is operated by the wheelchair's original controls. Reisenauer moved the wheelchair's steering and control arm out 9 in. and up 1 ft. to make it easily accessible to the driver.
  At parades, Reisenauer has all the amenities a real couch potato could ever want. Metal baskets on both sides of the chair hold a soda drink cup, potato chip bag, etc. Another basket, behind the chair, contains a fake satellite dish and 6-packs of soda and beer. There's a portable TV in front of him, resting on a 6-in. high wooden pedestal mounted solidly to the Lazy-Boy's footrest. A color print of Scooby Doo and friends is glued onto the TV screen, making it look like the TV is on. A notebook computer sits in Reisenauer's lap.
  There's an American flag on back of the Lazy-Boy, attached to the wheelchair's high/low range shift, and car license plates on both the front and rear.
  "Everyone who sees it likes it, and a lot of people give me the Šthumbs up' at parades," says Reisenauer.  "If I put the wheelchair in high gear, you have to walk at a fast pace to keep up with me."
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Tim Reisenauer, 217904 E. 59th Ave., Kennewick, Wash. 99337 (ph 509 586-3975).


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2007 - Volume #31, Issue #1