Is this the world's fastest wheelbarrow?

A Polish hobbyist modifies a wheelbarrow with an internal combustion engine to make it go really fast.

Video screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNET Australia

Who knew motorized wheelbarrows were even a thing? Apparently they are. We were alerted to this fact by an enterprising person in Poland who decided to make a high-speed wheelbarrow using what sounds like a trail bike motor.

Motorized wheelbarrows that give a little help with the pushing have been around for a while, but the ability to ride one like some sort of speedy wheelbarrow Segway is a little less common. We don't know who this person is, or why they made this. Actually, we have a pretty good idea of why: because who doesn't want their very own ride-on, motorized wheelbarrow?

It turns out Romanians are pretty big fans. Earlier this year, a Romanian soccer team used one to remove an injured player from the field. We also kind of love the honey badger attitude of this Romanian guy.

Someone should start a Kickstarter or make an Instructables kit for these things. Or maybe inventor Colin Furze should give it a spin -- we don't think the wheelbarrows are any faster than a maximum of about 50cc or so.

Anyway, shine on, you crazy, wheelbarrow-modifying diamonds.

(Source: Crave Australia)

 

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