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Old 09-09-2012, 12:02 PM
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So should I pack one of these Chinese wisdom based, tactical all terrain wheelbarrows in the back of my pick up truck?
Everybody Knows that a Pickup will be Verboten in Point After Attempts! You will be Pushing the Chinese Wheelbarrow with Your Tactical Moped!
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I found a picture of this thing in action. Notice that the load in heavier than the european but has to be in bags or baskets which is the downside.
googlebooks.com check on magazines, go to Popular Science, May 1940 page 65
These old mags. have a lot of good ideas in them.
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I finished the wheelbarrow (no uploaded pics yet, sorry). It works very well, no problems with balance after it is loaded and very little weight on the person pushing it. The only problem I have seen is loading and unloading it. It is very unstable to load or unload.
I built the wheel with 2x6 sandwiched with plywood on both sides, 4 feet in diameter. The axle is secured in the center and both ends are round and rotate in the frame. The frame is made of 2x4s. The wheel could be swapped from frame to frame. You could make different frames to carry different loads. I could carry 36 5 gallon pails in one load with the right frame.
My next project will be snowshoes.....
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I love all input, thanks I find it hard to argue with several thousand years of Chinese history. Now I have to build one to try it out.
Yeah, like chopsticks?



But seriously - Thanks for the link - neat website with LOTS of cool articles. Hope to see your finished project pictures! Saw a "game" carrier at an outdoor place yesterday. It was one of the V-shaped two-wheel things...can't help but think a low-slung two-wheeled platform would be handier than the Chinese wheelbarrow. The author mentioned that the wheel was the most expensive part of the CW - nowadays, we could use a couple of wheels from a wheelchair...similar to the garden cart designs I've seen on the web.
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Here are some pics of my Chinese wheelbarrow. It needs stronger legs and I would cover the wheel shield and the work platform with plywood, but I kept it open for the pictures. It is like any other tool, not right for everything. It would be very handy for transporting wood, bags of stuff, or several 5 gallon pails.
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Neat project! After I saw this thread I went to a Home and Garden show in Portland. There was a fellow there that had lots of "primitive" Chinese stuff for home decor...buckets, stools, etc. I asked him if he had any wheelbarrows and he said that he had a few - was a big fan of the design.
So - guessing...how much water could you haul on your wheelbarrow in 5 gal buckets? I estimate 5 per side...5 gallons X 8# per gallon X 10 = about 400#
Sound about right? 50 gallons a trip would be pretty efficient.
Old 11-01-2012, 10:32 AM
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After this project, maybe we could look into the 9 man Korean rope shovel?

http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-bl...vel-t9197.html

I'm just messin' with ya.

I like the Chineese wheelbarrow, just curious why its not more popular if its much more efficient? My guess would be that its more expense to manufacture, ship or store/display. Therefore, manufacturers and retailers arent interested. Same reason you'll see some cheap boat trailers come with bolted on gear. They can stack more in transit, thus reducing costs. Just guessing though.

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i want to try this with a 'wide' bicycle tire and 18/20 guage steel. would it be good to shift the axle above the platform?
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Bridgetdaddy...
it seems to me that the wooden dowel that goes through the wooden wheel would have tremendous weight upon it and that it wouldnt last very long, have you thought of replacing that setup perhaps with ball bearings to make for a smoother ride?
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you should build a wheel barrow rack that supports certain points while you are loading & unloading that would solve the problem with unblance.

I was hoping you were doing the sail version, that was so awesome.
Thanks for your link though I had never seen anything like this.
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i want to try this with a 'wide' bicycle tire and 18/20 guage steel. would it be good to shift the axle above the platform?
I'm not sure how you would build the platform lower than the axle, however I do think a second platform lower than the first would be a good idea. The lower the center of gravity, the more stable the load would be.
I have seen pictures of wooden wheelbarrows with 6 people being transported on them. That must be 500 lbs or more. I would think with a welded steel frame and motorcycle tire, you should be able to carry 500-600 lbs with very little trouble. You might want to build it for a person in the front and one in back, and a way to put brakes on the wheel. 500 lbs could get out of control very quickly. Keep us posted and include pics!!
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Very interesting concept. I'm glad you showed it. Using a front motorcycle wheel with a hand brake also seems like the route I would like to try.
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I wonder if you could build a frame with 2 wheels side by side for stability; but the load still balanced on the axles, not the operator.
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in Angola, the locals use them to transport pretty much everything .. and the concept of a courier is one of these wheel barrow guys on every corner, if you wan something moved you call them and they charge you based on the distance...

they use a wooden conventional almost design and using and old car wheel and tire as the wheel .. some have 2 wheels .. the most ingenous part is they have them set up that they can be used as chair when they are waiting for work .. so they tip it up to sit on and I makes a good chair ..

a Tacticool wheel barrow .. lol no i dont thinks so .. but a not the stupidest thing i have heard of ... put a skate board truck on the bottom of your bug out bag and you can drag it if it get too heavy ... if you look at videos of katrina lots of people used dragged luggage to move there stuff -- it just makes sense ..
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I found a few more images:
http://www.localhistory.scit.wlv.ac....ay/History.htm, http://www3.sympatico.ca/amoon/80.html,
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I saw a couple repeat episodes of the Amazing race last night. in India, the contestants used a couple different carts that were 2 wheel but the same concept as the Chinese wheelbarrow. Lots of weight, centered on the axle. The only trouble they had was controlling the weight on slopes/hills. Brakes would be helpful.
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course you could always stick the mohter inlaw in when you dont have brakes
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If you don't want to build one, you can buy one wheel game carts.

Here's a link that reviews them:

http://gametote.com/one-wheel-game-cart-review.html
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The Viet Cong/NVA moved most of their supplies on bicycles.

I am looking for a pre-made carrying mechanism that fits to a (folding Montague Paratrooper) mountain bike.

Anyone got a link?
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