These days, many automotive enthusiasts here in the United States can be found complaining about the lack of small pickup trucks. That problem does not exist in other parts of the world, where small pickup trucks dominate the market and full-size pickup trucks are essentially nonexistent. The problem in other parts of the world, such as Poland, where the above pictured vehicle comes from, are the high costs of cars and gasoline.
Necessity is the mother of invention, however, as demonstrated here. The details are slim as the current owner of the above three-wheeler bought and not built it. He says that the vehicle is based off of a Polish WSK motorcycle. Obviously a home-made creation, the farmer who owns it says that it’s capable of carrying 750kg (1650lbs) (*cough* more than the almighty Raptor *cough*) and seems to have been very reliable.
[Source: Stado Baranow]
WSK motorcycles were produced between 1955 and 1985 in Swidnik, Poland. The state-owned company was making motorcycles and scooters with 125, 150, 175cc engines, all relatively unchanged over the decades.
It probably isn’t very fast. Or comfortable. Or safe. Probably does not handle as well as a Relaint Robin, either.
Needless to say, I’d love to hoon it.