Monday, August 25, 2008

Mini-truck mayhem


Look at this Cushman mini-truck hard at work on the grounds of the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vt. Cushman is an American-based motor company that manufactures golf carts and light-industrial vehicles. Cushman is currently owned by the conglomerate Textron - which is also the parent company of Cessna, Bell Helicopter and AAI (which designs and builds unmanned aircraft for varies armed forces across the globe) - but during the mid 90s, the era from which this vehicle came, Cushman was owned by Ransomes-Jacobsen, a British firm.
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Known informally as "white-trucks" these hardy, Mitsubishi-powered mules put out about 75 hp and are rated for loads of up to a ton. It should be noted that the top speed of the Cushman is limited by a governor to 25 mph. Weighing in at 1500 lbs Cushman trucks are very fuel-efficient and could make a great alternative to the gas-hungry pick-ups offered by Chevy, Ford and the rest. Unfortunately, Cushman mini-trucks are not road-legal in the United States or I would acquire one for dump runs, trips to the Home Despot -spelling error intentional- and junk yard raids. Of course, I would remove the governor.

3 comments:

Chad said...

We recently got one of these White trucks in our shop. Could you give me some tips on how you remove the governor? Thanks, Chad

daintegra90 said...

I have a 1990 cushman truckster with a 789cc omc twin cylyder dose anyone know how to remove the governor on it

daintegra90 said...

I have a 1990 cushman truckster with a 789cc omc twin cylyder dose anyone know how to remove the governor on it