Kids like experiences that channel big kid fun stuff. The tricycle has earned a place in vehicle history by being simple and stable on uneven ground even when rigid by itself. Big Amish made ones even more so.
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Trikes: An Aspirational Toy
Most airplanes follow that lead with tricycle landing gear. This has the advantage of the landing ground reaction serving to pitch the nose down, sticking a great landing to the deck.
A century plus of farm tractors have many examples of tricycle layout, with the center wheel (or double) fitting down a row between crops while the rear two might have adjustable span.
Motor vehicle laws in the USA, Canada and elsewhere treat a road-able three wheeler as a motorcycle. This opens up the market for all manner of open, light and powerful trikes (and reverse trikes) that roll back the weight and complexity of a modern car to golden era of tiny, lightweight British sports cars. The kids with reliable pedal power tricycles from DurableToys.com however would not need a tow truck to follow. :)
-Guest post by DurableToys founder Dave McCusker