A farmer from Unchalli, Siddapur taluk, has unveiled a unique vehicle that resembles a scooter but performs the tasks of an autorickshaw, proving to be immensely beneficial for farmers in the region. Vidhyadhar Bhat, the mastermind behind this innovative creation, devised the vehicle as a solution to the arduous task of carrying heavy loads on his shoulders.
Bhat’s ingenuity was sparked when he stumbled upon an old TVS moped gathering rust in his house. Instead of letting it go to waste, he envisioned transforming it into a versatile cart vehicle. Collaborating with local engineer Prashanth, Bhat sketched out the design, which eventually led to the development of a three-wheeler equipped with a combination of scooter and autorickshaw features. The vehicle boasts scooty and auto tires, a CT 100 engine, and Omni vehicle brakes. Additionally, a container mounted on the rear can accommodate a substantial load of up to 300 kilograms. Notably, the vehicle is also equipped with a fan and an intercooler.
Impressively, the vehicle offers a mileage of 20 kilometers per liter when fully loaded and up to 30 to 35 kilometers per liter when carrying a lighter load. Overall, this farmer-friendly marvel allows agricultural workers to carry out their tasks independently, reducing their reliance on manual labor for farm-related work.