The Husky T-326 is the finest quality Industrial trike in the market. Usually you have to reed the whole review or skip to the last paragraph to get the synopsis or the writer opinion of a product but we feel the T-326 is so good we just could not weight with telling you what we thought. There are a number of companies offering Industrial Tricycles and Husky is leading the way. Husky is part of a 100 year old bicycle and parts distribution business in Texas called HLF. HLF distributed Worksman industrial bicycles and tricycle for years but after becoming fed-up with Worksman, HKF decided to come out with there own line of bicycles and tricycles. HLF new they could offer a much higher quality bicycles and tricycles than they were currently distributing. Husky T-326 trike is there flagship model and carries the highest cargo capacity in the industry with a 600 Lbs weight limit.
Frame: The frame on the T-326 is TIG welded together in Taiwan, I would have to say the welds are beautiful and of the highest quality in the industry. The frame is constructed out of oversize shaped and manipulated steel tubing with a nice low step through so you can get on and off the trike easily. The frame is made in two pieces and easily bolts together with four bolts.
Gearing: The Husky T-326 comes stock with a single speed Shimano coaster brake. Shimano is the premium maker of coaster brake hubs and offers the most reliability and serviceability. The coaster brake offers the most reliable way to stop the trike and is preferred by most factories and warehousing users. Husky also offers the T-326 with a three speed coaster brake option. The Chain and front sprocket are both extra thick compared to a standard bike for added durability and reliability.
Brakes: The front brake is a simple “V” style that is welded to the fork like most bikes on the market today. The front brake cone with some large oversize brake pads which are more than capable of easily stopping the trike.
Seat: The Seat on the Husky T-326 is and extra wide version that is thickly padded. On the bottom of the seat there is a steel frame for extra durability with a standard bicycle seat post clamp. If the seat is not to you liking you can easily change it because it uses a standard seat post clamp like most bikes have. The seat attaches to an oversize seat pole that can be adjusted for different rider height easily.
Ride: Simply big wheels role better than smaller wheels and the Husky T-326 come with the larger 26″ wheels where most adult trike use 24″ wheels. The larger wheels offer a smoother ride, Husky also offers a solid tire version for customers who will be riding the trike in factories which may have metal shaving on the floor or other sharp object that may give you a flat tire. The Husky T-326 is an industrial tricycle and designed for durability not how smooth it feels over a bump. We found the steering to be light and crisp and to our liking. Husky also offer a trike called the T-124 which come with a 24″ wheel which is slightly more maneuverable due to its smaller size. If you are a large person you may find the distance between the seat and handlebars a bit close, if the seat was changed you could get farther back and away from the handlebars.
Other Stuff: The T-326 come with a large oversize rear basket and you can get platform or rear lockable cabinet in place of the basket if you wish. The trike come with three fenders, chain guard and a reflector set.
Pros: Simply the finest quality industrial tricycle on the market. The Husky T-326 has a heavy duty oversize frame that has beautiful quality TIG welds and smooth consistent paint. The rear axle is the thickest in the market which gives the T-326 a 600 Lbs capacity. The large 26″ wheels roll very well and come with super thick eleven gauge heavy duty spokes. Come with a wide comfortable seat, heavy duty inter tubes and wide puncture resistant tires. The T-326 can be outfitted with a rear basket, platform or lockable cargo box. The T-326 can be shipped unassembled by Fedex or UPS or fully assembled by Semi truck.
Cons: None, except it is a bit more expensive than other brands.
Best place to buy: Local bike Dealer or www.industrailbicycles.com