The first powered farm implements in early 19th century were steam engines on wheels that could be used to drive mechanical farm machinery by way of a flexible belt. Richard Trevithick designed the first ‘semi-portable’ stationary steam engine for agriculture use, know as a ‘barn engine in 1812, and it was used to drive a corn threshing machine
Many Three-wheelers which exist in the form of motorcycle-based machines are often called trikes and often have the front single wheel and mechanics similar to that of a motorcycle and the rear axle similar to that of a car. Often such vehicles are owner-constructed using a portion of a rear-engine, rear-drive Volkswagen Beetle in combination with a motorcycle front end. Other trikes include 3 Wheeler that are specially constructed for off-road use.
The All-Terrain Vehicle cannot claim a history as deep or as the motorcycle but it certainly rouses the passion of owners and riders everywhere. During this Time, farmers realized the value of using an ATC for work and the 3-wheel market tapped into a new demographic. Trevithick Engineering and other manufacturers began addressing the popularity of 3-wheelers by cranking out new models.