Jim Edwins was the man behind the J. I. Edwins Company in Issaquah, Washington. The firm was best known for the production of the “Trooper”, a competitor to the better-known Tote Gote.
Troopers were available with Briggs and Stratton motors that put out 3, 4, 6, or 7 horsepower. The two bigger motors were also offered in “Big Boy” models which had beefier rear tires and extra load capacity. The best site for information on Tule is Tule Trooperville USA – it’s a wonderful resource and even if you’re only moderately interested in this scoot it’s worth a visit just to see the vintage ads and brochures.
The seller of this example doesn’t have much to say about, just that he’s offering it up on behalf of a neighbor and it comes with the original manual. As shown in the photos, it’s got the 4 horsepower B&S motor, but it’s not made clear if this Tule currently runs, so that’s a good question to start with!
Find this Tule for sale in Deadwood, South Dakota for $1,000 here on Craigslist.
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