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Hi Emily

Just adding to the comments from Rémi, Practical Action had, in the past, worked on simple transport approaches, some of this information is available at..... http://answers.practicalaction.org/our-resources/collection/bicycles-bicycle-trailers-and-rickshaws-1 and http://answers.practicalaction.org/our-resources/collection/animal-transport-1.

You will see a cart design in the link above and there was also a water carrying version of this, developed by Practical Action Sudan.

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In Kenya, Practical Action worked on a hand cart designed to carry a range various heavy items, including water containers, The carts were made of metal angle iron and thick wire mesh. They were often used for water carrying but also for fuel wood and crop harvesting from fields so the had multiple uses. The main requirement for the carts seemed to robustness as they were heavily used and the roads/tracks were not in good condition.

Hi EmilyEmily,

Just adding to the comments from Rémi, Practical Action had, in the past, worked on simple transport approaches, some of this information is available at..... http://answers.practicalaction.org/our-resources/collection/bicycles-bicycle-trailers-and-rickshaws-1 here:

http://answers.practicalaction.org/our-resources/collection/bicycles-bicycle-trailers-and-rickshaws-1

and

http://answers.practicalaction.org/our-resources/collection/animal-transport-1.

http://answers.practicalaction.org/our-resources/collection/animal-transport-1

You will see a cart design in the link above and there was also a water carrying version of this, developed by Practical Action Sudan.

image description

In Kenya, Practical Action worked on a hand cart designed to carry a range various heavy items, including water containers, containers. The carts were made of metal angle iron and thick wire mesh. They were often used for water carrying but also for fuel wood and crop harvesting from fields so the had multiple uses. The main requirement for the carts seemed to robustness as they were heavily used and the roads/tracks were not in good condition.

Neil

Hi Emily,Emily

Just adding to the comments from Rémi, Practical Action had, in the past, worked on simple transport approaches, some of this information is available here:

at..... http://answers.practicalaction.org/our-resources/collection/bicycles-bicycle-trailers-and-rickshaws-1 and

http://answers.practicalaction.org/our-resources/collection/bicycles-bicycle-trailers-and-rickshaws-1

and

http://answers.practicalaction.org/our-resources/collection/animal-transport-1http://answers.practicalaction.org/our-resources/collection/animal-transport-1.

You will see a cart design in the link above and there was also a water carrying version of this, developed by Practical Action Sudan.

image description

In Kenya, Practical Action worked on a hand cart designed to carry a range various heavy items, including water containers. containers, The carts were made of metal angle iron and thick wire mesh. They were often used for water carrying but also for fuel wood and crop harvesting from fields so the had multiple uses. The main requirement for the carts seemed to robustness as they were heavily used and the roads/tracks were not in good condition.

NeilThere is a technical brief by IT Transport that shows various wheel designs and a hand cart design used in Zimbabwe that is similar to the ones used in Kenya.