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that's an abomination...bet you can't counter steer it :whistle:
Why do you think its an ABOMINATION? That is like a Harley rider looking at your AN400 'Piglet' and saying its an abomination.

I don't see why Counter Steering would not work.

On a standard trike, 1 wheel up front, two in the rear Counter steer does not work but counter balance does to a point.
On a Reverse trike, 2 wheels up front and 1 in the rear, Counter steer also does not work.
 

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Interesting idea.

Looks like the extra wheel is to increases load carrying Capacity. Full floating suspension. 2 wheel drive.
A mule for carrying in rough terrain.
So more or less an extended, high cap Tote Gote?

Edit: probably cheaper than going with track driven at the time
 

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Handle bars seem to be held in place with a wing nut so you you can take them with you - built in anti-theft device :)
(or just packs away easily)
 

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After 13 bids on eBay, this Pak-Jak sold for $2,949.

Built by the Right Way Manufacturing Corporation of Owen, Wisconsin, the Pak-Jak was an in-line 3 wheel trail bike that was advertised as an all-terrain climber of hills. From what I’ve been able to find online, approximately 125 examples were built before the company went bankrupt. Here’s a rare example for sale and it’s more interesting than usual because it’s being offered up at no reserve.

The most interesting aspect of the Pak-Jak has to be the full-floater rear suspension that encompasses two drive wheels in tandem. The motor is a 7 horsepower Tecumseh unit which was apparently good enough for a top speed of 32 miles per hour. But top speed isn’t what this bike is about – marketing materials claimed that the 250 pound Pak-Jak could carry a rider plus 400 pounds over all sorts of terrain. The handlebars fold down to reduce height to 28″ for easier transport. Another interesting feature about the suspension is that the rider can lock off the middle tire to ensure the front end stays on the ground when climbing steep hills.
 

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After 13 bids on eBay, this Pak-Jak sold for $2,949.

Built by the Right Way Manufacturing Corporation of Owen, Wisconsin, the Pak-Jak was an in-line 3 wheel trail bike that was advertised as an all-terrain climber of hills. From what I’ve been able to find online, approximately 125 examples were built before the company went bankrupt. Here’s a rare example for sale and it’s more interesting than usual because it’s being offered up at no reserve.

The most interesting aspect of the Pak-Jak has to be the full-floater rear suspension that encompasses two drive wheels in tandem. The motor is a 7 horsepower Tecumseh unit which was apparently good enough for a top speed of 32 miles per hour. But top speed isn’t what this bike is about – marketing materials claimed that the 250 pound Pak-Jak could carry a rider plus 400 pounds over all sorts of terrain. The handlebars fold down to reduce height to 28″ for easier transport. Another interesting feature about the suspension is that the rider can lock off the middle tire to ensure the front end stays on the ground when climbing steep hills.
Thanks for that - most enlightening. (y)
 

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There wa# another tracked bike used by Italian Army mountain troops in ‘70s and ‘80s

Pozza Alpenscooter
This is the short track, there was a longer tracked version and you could put a snowshoe on the front.

(Swedish Army use spiked tyre’s and skis for ther feet, amazing to see)

 

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BMW went all BMW on the idea (1936 Schneekrad)





Osborne prototype (UK) similar to first post, as far as I know no others were made.

 
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