What's the attracktion?
Originally designed to be operated by adults using paintball guns or lasers, there is a new emerging market for these vehicles. Center Parcs for example, found that just offering them as leisure rides, without 'guns', they were able to put large numbers of people through their 4-tank site. The ride experience was sufficiently novel to allow them to break-even on capital outlay in just 8 weeks.
It would appear that a major emerging market for these vehicles is the 8-14 year olds. (That's a lot lower than quads/go-karts and doubles the potential number of drivers.) A simple course can be set up in a relatively small area of grass or concrete. We can offer advice - even the machinery - to set up a course which appears challenging to the new tank driver, but is quite safe even for children to tackle.
The tanks are powered by Honda GX-390 engines of 13 hp with simple hydraulic drive to each track. They are very easy to maintain and service - no chains or gears. The engines can be set by a marshal from tickover (for the youngsters) to full power for the more ambitious teenagers and adults. They can be fitted with a number of extras including paintball or laser guns, winches, and safety devices such as the Marshals Control Box which allows up to six tanks to be stopped and then re-started by radio control.
Funtrak are pleased to announce the new Scarab bodyshell. This bodyshell is a direct replacement for the earlier ‘Panzer’ and is available now either as a separate replacement or as an option on a new Mk8 chassis. For more information call our Sales department on 0845 6911942 or contact Head Office directly on 01964 630250. Click here for the gallery or, to see the tank in action, click here for the movies page.
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