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Low-Cost Load-Carrying Devices

By Ron Dennis,Alan Smith
ISBN: 9781853392658
The major transport task facing most poor people is to move relatively small loads over short distances, usually off-road. This book describes basic transport technologies such as shoulder poles and back-frames, wheelbarrows and handcarts, carriers and panniers for bicycles, and load-carrying panniers for animals and animal-drawn sledges.

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  • Synopsis
    The major transport task facing most poor people is to move relatively small loads over short distances, usually off-road. This book describes basic transport technologies such as shoulder poles and back-frames, wheelbarrows and handcarts, carriers and panniers for bicycles, and load-carrying panniers for animals and animal-drawn sledges.
  • Table of Contents
    CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 1
    1.1 Background 1
    1.2 Scope and contents 3
    1.3 Introduction of new or improved transport technologies 4
    1.4 How to use this book 5
    1.5 Notes on presentation and units 6
    CHAPTER TWO: ASSESSMENT OF BASIC TRANSPORT
    TECHNOLOGY OPTIONS 7
    2.1 Types of technologies 7
    2.2 Characteristics of basic transport technologies 9
    2.3 Selection guide 34
    CHAPTER THREE: CARRYING AIDS 37
    3.1 Introduction 37
    3.2 Back-mounted basket 38
    3.3 Shoulder pole 44
    3.4 Back-mounted carrying frames 50
    CHAPTER FOUR: HAND-PROPELLED WHEELED VEHICLES 57
    4.1 Introduction 57
    4.2 Wheelbarrows 58
    4.3 Handcarts 75
    CHAPTER FIVE: BICYCLE MOUNTED CARRYING DEVICES 91
    5.1 Introduction 91
    5.2 Rear carrier 92
    5.3 Panniers 98
    5.4 Front carrier 105
    5.5 Load-carrying on the bicycle cross-bar 108
    CHAPTER SIX: LOW-COST ANIMAL TRANSPORT 111
    6.1 Introduction 111
    6.2 Animal-mounted panniers 111
    6.3 Animal-drawn sledges 118
    ANNEX 1: WHEELS AND BEARINGS 127
    ANNEX 2: METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION 161
    ANNEX 3: SIMPLE BRAKE FOR A HANDCART 175
    ANNEX 4: SOURCES OF INFORMATION 179
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Ron Dennis,Alan Smith
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 188
    Format Paperback / softback