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Low-Cost Load-Carrying Devices: The Design and Manufacture of Some Basic Transport Technologies

Handbook / Manual

By: R Dennis and A Smith

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Jan 1995 | #37229 | ISBN: 1853392650
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The major transport task facing most poor people is to move relatively small loads over short distances, usually off-road. This book examines the various low-cost transport devices which can reduce the time and effort spent in transport.


Part 1 Introduction: background; scope and contents; introduction of new or improved transport technologies; how to use this book; notes on presentation and units. Part 2 Assessment of basic transport technology options: types of technologies; characteristics of basic transport technologiesl selection guide. Part 3 Carrying aids: vack-mounted basket; shoulder pole; back-mounted carrying frames. Part 4 Hand-propelled wheeled vehicles: wheelbarrows; handcarts. Part 5 Bicycle mounted carrying devices: rear carrier; panniers; front carrier; load-carrying on the bicycle cross-bar. Part 6 Low-cost animal transport: animal-mounted panniers; animal-drawn sledges.

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