Three wheel pickup truck made in Frackville PA in the early sixties. Two cylinder Kohler engine and rear single wheel drive.


On display in one of the big warehouses with much of the collection at the LeMay Open House. I hope when the new museum is finished that visitors can see this truck in all it's three wheeled oddity.


More Trivan pictures in my "Brutsch cars and the Trivan" set at the right.

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    Trivan, 1963

    Power train of the Trivan, 1963
  • Grant 4y

    :O Wha...!? And I thought I knew cars. I wonder how many they made, and for how long. I thought Kohler (the motor of the Tri-Van) only made toilets and faucets and stuff.

    Shades of David Buick!
  • Grant 4y

    OOOOOOOH, boy! I found out a lotta stuff! The Roustabout Company, Frackville PA.

    Can Frick-ville be far away?
  • Rob van Kan 4y

    As an ex-forklift driver I can only say that I wouldn't want to load that thing up with cargo.
  • David 4y

    A heavy cargo would have to be well distributed to avoid tipping it over that's for sure. Looks a little light at the front end.....

    Bill Fidler, who wrote many of the comments after that article Grant linked, sent me the pictures he has and they are in my set "Brutsch cars and the Trivan". I got interested in these because the Roustabout, made before the Trivan, was related to a car I was researching, France Jet. Bill knew this blue truck was in the LeMay Collection.
  • coellectors 4y

    Hey all, YES, we have FOUR of them currently. Plus, I KNOW of 12 to 15 others around the area, here in Penna. TRYING real hard to get something going in the Schuylkill County area to display these little trucks for their 50th anniversary in 2012/13. MIGHT be able to get 5 or 6 of them out for a day IF things work right. WILL keep it posted here . Anyone interested can contact us at: Thanks, Bill & Debbie
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