With the media reporting on so many disappointing events this year, it’s always nice to see some uplifting stories. As humans, it’s good for us to be reminded that the world isn’t always so negative. One boy’s uncle wanted to show him that fact by transforming a mobility scooter into an amazing hand-made mini dump truck.
Imgur user kevbarlas has a nephew, Broden, who loves bin lorry’s, or dump trucks as we know them, and even has a dream of being a bin man when he grows up. Brodens uncle knew just how to do something special and unique for him. He scoured the internet for an old mobility scooter and ended up finding one for sale right down the road.
Upon obtaining the scooter, he stripped it down to just the wheels and separated the rear from the front and began to make the mini dump truck.
He then figured out how to steer the vehicle with an actual steering wheel rather than the scooter’s original stick method. When building the body of the truck, he used sturdy materials that would easily break or dent, or cause any injury.
Once he got the wheel and seat permanently attached, he began to design the grill that would go on the front of the truck. He then added a door and put in a floor for the driving area so that the ground and machinery below wouldn’t be exposed.
Broden’s uncle wanted to make sure this vehicle was not only to scale, but actually worked for the boy. Not only can Broden actually drive it, but the bed even lifts so that trash can be emptied out.
Once the hard work was done, the body was painted and special personalized plates were ordered.
“As soon as he saw he shouted ‘A wee bin truck!’ As soon as I heard that I was happy. If he could tell it was a bin lorry then I had done a good job,” user kevbarlas wrote on his Imgur page.
He even shared a photo of how the dump truck was not only a gift for Broden, but his father too.
“My brother sent me this photo today of how cutting the grass is so much easier for him now, he just gets the boys to do it,” he wrote.