Jua Kali Intermediate Technology

Increasing the load carrying capacity of a bicycle PDF Print E-mail

Bicycle and Side Trailer


In order to increase the carrying capacity of a bicycle a side trailer was made. This uses only one extra wheel compared with a two wheeled trailer and bicycle wheels are costly.

Donkey Cart Harness PDF Print E-mail

Traditional Harness


This simple harness is made from cheap locally available materials.

Its main limitation is that the vertical load from the cart is taken on the neck and not the back.

The force to pull the cart along is the part of the harness which is against the animal’s breast.

The whole unit is a very loose fit and on downward slopes the cart is braked by contact with the hind legs of the animal. 

There is room for improvement...

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