CARCENTRIC's
1988 Palmer Independence
(Mobility Trike)


I've been having difficulty walking very far and really enjoy attending car shows where walking several acres is typical.  The solution seemed to be a mobility scooter, but most are made for home or shopping use - they're small, with very small tires that can't handle unpaved areas, yet they cost quite a bit more than this gently used 22-year-old Palmer did.


The standard Independence

Here's how it came from the factory in New York . . .

Year/make/model
Motor
Transmission
Brakes
Length - width - height
Maximum speed
Vehicle weight - payload
Range
Factory options


1988 Palmer Independence
12v, 2hp Bosch
5 speeds forward, 1 reverse, plus neutral
Dynamic (electrical) braking plus a disc brake
72" - 30" - 38"
14 miles per hour
232 lbs. including batteries - 500 lbs.
60 miles
(depending upon terrain and load)
Bench seat, long range package (two 6v batteries instead of a single 12v), rear view mirror, safety flag

. . . and here's what I'd like to change to make it "mine."
Hot rodded
            Palmer

Paint
Rear fenders
Wire cargo basket

"Hot rod" flat black
Bobbed
Removed

 

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Just for fun . . .
Santa's day off is
        spent on his Palmer