It glides smoothly across a flat surface, like the walkway from Coolangatta that runs to Snapper Rocks, the southern most point of Queensland coast. It's here you'll encounter the not so elusive, Australian brush turkey. These never find their way to the Christmas table in Australia. However, if you find yourself hankering for one, the best recipe is to boil water with herbs over a campfire. Place the bird in the pot with two stones. When the stones are soft, the turkey will be ready.
We also put the buggy through its paces in the rough and tumble of the sand, the rear carer engine does have to work a bit harder and it's a good idea to select a lower gear before you get into the soft stuff. Just like a 4WD, keep the tire pressure a little lower than normal as this will allow the rubber to spread a little more over the surface sand.
It's a machine built for speed, ideal for Mum's and Dad's who are into jogging and want to include the younger children in the activity, it's designed to hold children up to 10 years of age. The buggy will suit any child, however, if your child has special needs, make sure you get an assessment by your physiotherapist or occupational therapist before purchase.
For the latest in costing, please contact Medifab or Special Needs Solutions below. We funded this one through the equipment funding program at FSG Australia, a Queensland based provider. Please check with your local state or territory for funding options or check-out our growing resource directory listing for ideas.
Happy buggying and always remember the five sunsmart steps; your sun protective clothing, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and seek out shade.
Performance and Handling - As this is a very long unit, it does take a bit of navigation when you go into built-up areas like cafes and shopping malls. Need to have a fairly sizable car to transport it from place to place.
Maintenance - Keep it clean from sand or mud, wash after usage to avoid corrosion on working parts. It is an all terrain machine but I'd suggest keeping it well out of any surf. Don't forget to care for the rear engine.
Rear Engine - 1 x carer power with a split differential for heavy sand terrain.