1989 - Volume #13, Issue #5, Page #09[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Moellering's rig is powered by a 8 hp Briggs & Stratton engine which drives a Comet torque converter and a Peerless differential. A 20-in. wide, 10-in. long, 8-in. deep tool box behind the driver's seat is used to store tools and fence supplies.
"I use my ATV for everyday chores as well as for moving electric fence posts and wires," says Moellering, who built the three-wheeler about 15 years ago. "The differential and individual brakes on both rear wheels allow me to turn shorter than commercial three-wheelers where both rear wheels turn at the same time. The torque conversion drive eliminates the need to shift gears constantly. I can jog along at 5 mph or open the throttle and go up to 25 mph. The Briggs & Stratton engine cost only about $150 and has adequate power except in extremely muddy ground."
Moellering purchased the seat from a local upholstery shop. He built the tool box from 14 ga. sheet metal and thin wall pipe.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, John Moellering, Rt. 1, Box 40, Grinnell, Kan. 67738 (ph 913 824-3456).
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