Motorcycle-based Three Wheeled Pickup Truck-ish Thing


Three-wheel pickup truck

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.




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19 responses to “Motorcycle-based Three Wheeled Pickup Truck-ish Thing”

  1. muthalovin Avatar

    Perfect for hauling turnips.

  2. Alff Avatar

    Too bad it's in Poland – Harrell could use a new tow vehicle.

    1. Irishzombieman☆ Avatar

      I thought he already had the older, smaller, far more obscure version.

    2. OA5599 Avatar

      I don't think he would know how to handle anything that big.
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    3. mdharrell Avatar

      It… It already has a hitch. It's beautiful!

  3. dwegmull Avatar

    If the lack of stability is an issue, add another wheel:
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    One step above this is the Schilter truck, a common site in rural parts of Switzerland:
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    1. Irishzombieman☆ Avatar

      I cannot read that name without transposing the T and the L in my head. And giggling.

      1. Guest Avatar

        I did the same thing but didn't realize it until I read your post.
        "Schitler"… *snicker*

  4. Sjalabais Avatar

    Comparing this to a Raptor. Priceless. Thanks, Kamil!

  5. IronBallsMcG Avatar

    I guess I know what to do with my old totaled CB750 now.
    And my Harbor Freight trailer.

    1. MVEilenstein Avatar

      Make it so.

  6. marco Avatar

    Early version of the Piaggio Ape were just a Vespa with a wooden bed.
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  7. CherokeeOwner Avatar

    Totally digging the hand-built trike-truck. I've said in the past, when it comes to three-wheelers and mini-trucks, I'd love a Piaggio Ape, but a homebuilt rig like this would be sweet.
    That said, if I had some money to burn and wanted something like a utility trike, I'd probably put my money on a HD ServiCar or an Indian Dispatch.
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  8. Van_Sarockin Avatar

    Exhaust as foot warmer: love it!

  9. B72 Avatar

    It's a manual wagon! If only it were a diesel!

    1. Guest Avatar

      I imagine that thing will run off of whatever you pour in the tank: gas, diesel, kerosene, vodka, whatever.
      It may not be true but I want to believe dammit.

  10. ChironRocket3 Avatar

    Pfft. Front wheel drive.

  11. RahRahRecords Avatar

    It looks like the spiritual successor of this:
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