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3-Wheeled Truck - Peak Oil Preparedness
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3-Wheeled Truck
In Japan and Italy, weird 3-wheeled trucks used to be found everywhere, often with tiny scooter engines and able to seat one or two people and carry a small 300 pound load in the bed. They still have them in Japan.

Wouldn't that be fun here? A shell to keep the rain off, three small wheels to putt-putt along. If we're going to adapt, we need stuff like that on our roads. If ever there was a big fat raised middle finger to the rat race, it's a 3-wheeled truck.
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merccom From: merccom Date: September 2nd, 2011 01:01 am (UTC) (Link)
In America they may be a big middle finger to the rat race but in the countrys that allow them they are a sign that you are poor. I'm thinking it will become the same sign here.

Another thing they have in Asian countries and India is something called mini trucks. They are a little bigger than go carts but are still half or 3/4 ton trucks. 660cc engines that come in gas or diesel made by Mitsubishi isuzu Suzuki and others. They are friggen awesome and inexpensive and can do real heavy work.

Not really allowed in the states because of safety and emissions. You can import them by the container load for off road use. People in Montana use the to get around every day. This state is friggen awesome.
theheretic From: theheretic Date: September 2nd, 2011 09:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really want to see these cabbed versions operating on city streets and country roads in California. They're slow as molasses, and will back up traffic for miles, but they still make sense thanks to the high price of gasoline, which is back up to $3.99/gal again (here). The Italians and Japanese made them and the Japanese ones would be the easiest to get here. It would be fun to start one of those ballot measures to make them legal on the roads here in the PRK. The current mini-truck laws are here: http://www.iihs.org/laws/minitrucks.aspx
What islands in California have 4 million people? None. Yet another stupid law gets in the way of progress. Or is it regress? Anyway, good tip on the tech and thanks!
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