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Can the Pack Wheel be used to transport children?

We looked at this option many years ago. We have chosen not to pursue this option because of the high probability that a child could get seriously hurt should the operator trip and lose control of the cart. In all of the years, The DIY Hunter has taken the Pack Wheel into crazy areas he has only tripped once and had the Pack Wheel tip over off the trail. However, it only could take one tip over to injure a child.

Having a child on top creates a very high center of gravity. The lower the weight the easier it is to keep upright. A child could be shifting around throwing the cart off balance, they are sitting thirty inches above the ground with their head even higher creating a very high center of gravity. The higher the center of gravity the more effort is required to keep the cart upright.

The other area of concern is the possibility of a child's foot getting caught in the spokes of the wheel.

There is just too great of a probability of a child getting hurt. DO NOT CARRY CHILDREN ON TOP OF A PACK WHEEL.

 
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