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3-Wheeled Push Cart
Im 80 years old and have trouble walking due to sciatic nerve pain, so I used parts of several old bicycles to build this 3-wheeled push cart. It allows me to walk anywhere on our farm without pain, says Bram Lohr, Canning, Nova Scotia.
  The push cart rides on two 18-in. bicycle wheels on back and a single 24-in. bicycle wheel on front. Lengths of welded-together pipe form a frame above the bicycle forks that supports a metal basket. A pair of handlebars are covered by short lengths of garden hose for comfort.
  Im a retired farmer and use my push cart to go for a walk every day, through fields and on roads. I wouldnt be without it, says Lohr. The pain in my back goes all the way to my toes, and if I tried to walk without any support Id hardly be able to walk. The big 24-in. front wheel rolls over any kind of rough terrain and isnt likely to get stuck. Conventional walkers are equipped with much smaller wheels, which makes them awkward to use and unsuitable for rough terrain.  
  Lohr is 6 ft. 2 in. tall and mounted the handles so theyre right at 36 in. high, which is about half his body length.   
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bram Lohr, RR 1, Canning, N.S., Canada B0P 1H0 (ph 902 582-3964; bramlohr@me.com).  

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2012 - Volume #36, Issue #6