How the Tankchair was built
It took me 2 years and I tried everything I could think of. Pneumatic tires, bigger wheels, stronger motors, and my favorite, a hellish jet ski/snowmobile looking thing with wheels. The last one was ugly, expensive, and will make someone a strong anchor. My father-in-law was in my garage one day and I was complaining about my latest plight and he said, "Wouldn't it be neat if you could put some tracks on it? Like a tank?"
The light bulbs went off in my head and we hit the computer to see who has tracks out there. We found the tracks you see on the tankchair. I won't bore anyone with my next challenges but we worked them all out.
My wife went "hiking" for the first time since her accident, (over five years ago) and the smile on her face was a sight to behold. My wife has a smile that can rival a sunrise. We have taken the tankchair through snow, mud, sand, gravel, upstairs, and downstairs. This chair isn't the answer to someone who is paralyzed, but it can give them ALOT more options. Turns out that other people want a Tankchair so I'm going in debt and am going to build them. Everyone needs to be custom made because of different factors for the client. Their injury, weight, and physical size all come into play. The tankchair I built for my wife wont work for someone who weighs 300 pounds and has a T1 break. But I can build one for that person. It will just look a little different for their safety.