Human + Electric Powered Industrial Trike
Nothing performs like a Truck Trike. Mostly because there is nothing else like a Truck Trike. There are a lot of smart reasons to buy a Truck Trike. For urban delivery and point-of-sale, it gives you a cost-effective platform that’s easy to maneuver and park in congested areas. For schools, universities and municipalities it can reduce overhead while reducing environmental impact.
The Truck Trike is the first true industrial trike, with unprecedented payload capacity. The Truck Trike is intended for business, with a universal flat-bed that can be customized for any use. This represents a new class of vehicle, between a 40 lb. bike and a 3,000 lb. truck. This human-electric trike design weighs only 250 lbs., yet can carry an unprecedented payload of 600 lbs., leading to very high efficiency.
But no matter what you need it for, the most important reasons to choose a Truck Trike are those that set it apart from other delivery options like trucks, electric carts, and similar human powered vehicles. Check out all the reasons below.
Front Wheel Drive
Our front wheel drive pedal system features the patented StitesHub, which provides efficient power transfer with zero steering pull. This human powered system maintains high maneuverability, and enables each wheel to have its own power source. Simple is better.
The Truck Trike features proven BMC brand electric hub motors for the best in power and durability – enough to climb even the steepest hills. Available with one or both rear wheels electrified, the hub motor design creates options including the capacity for all-wheel drive. This simple drive system eliminates the need for a transmission, cross axle and differential – resulting in weight savings and increased cargo capacity.
Unlike other trikes, the human-powered component of the Truck Trike is completely separate from the electric power, meaning you can run only by pedal or on full electric. This puts the driver in full control of the energy use, so if the battery is getting low, they can pedal more and still get to their destination. This feature also reduces weight and complexity, contributing to the simplicity and very low maintenance costs of the Truck Trike.
Truck Trikes are constructed with a hand-built tubular steel frame for the strength needed to move 600 pounds of cargo for a long time.
Unlike bicycle brakes, the motorcycle rear brakes on the Truck Trike use large rotors and heavy-duty calipers engineered for increased safety and stopping power even when hauling heavy loads.
Low Floor with Phenolic Plywood Bed
The bed of the Truck Trike features a low floor height, improving stability and increasing payload capacity. It also comes standard with a phenolic plywood floor, providing a flat, durable, easy-to-clean surface that’s an excellent foundation for any number of options from delivery to landscape maintenance, with everything in between.
The unique two-piece design, where the front and rear frames are separable, gives you a modular vehicle where you could place a smaller rear bed – presently in development. This feature also greatly reduces shipping size and costs.
Advertising and Promotion
A Truck Trike outfitted for box delivery, point-of-sale or pedicab operations offers extra real estate to promote your business or to bring in added revenue as advertising space for other companies.
Yes – fully sustainable, no fossil fuels, zero emissions, unmatched efficiency. See a video by Green Science Oregon here, or click below:
and a full story of the original Truck Trike with lots of photos on the bikeportland blog here.
The photo below shows the vast cargo bay [48" wide x 58" long]. Note the floor is phenolic plywood – smooth, tough, sealed. All wheels are super-strong 20″ BMX size.
Universal flat bed allows multiple configurations, to customize to your specific business needs.
Steel Frame Construction
Heavy Duty Rear Bed
Hub motors and Huge Disc Brakes
Human Power to Front Wheel Drive