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    Default New type of hand cart

    I saw this today on Farcebook. Might be interesting to those who's choose not to carry a large rucksack.

    http://www.trwheel.com/



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    Is it just me or have you folk been mentally reverse engineering how its made as well?
    It may seem like a good idea at the time but never open a tin of beans with an axe

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    Aye Up,

    Well propped up shindig.

    An interesting concept/prototype. Good for the beach/flat terrain. I've been using bog standard wheeled tool bags for the same purpose for years but not with quite the same load capacity - but also not the weight that the frame/table of the Freewheel either!

    It is also an area that has periodically raised its head in the military world with framed rucksacks that have an axle tube and large off-road wheels attached.

    I've even come across a civvy attempt - perhaps tracks are the answer!

    Shopping Trolly.jpg

    And one of many alternatives -

    wheeled rucksack1..jpg

    No Bishop, I thought about it too - I reckon a couple of sets of rollers attached to the frame around the large hollow wheel perhaps.

    Wheel.jpg

    An all woman company? Why no mirror attachment and curling-tongs rest then? Only joking ladies.

    Next phase - an electric motor!
    Free-State Yorkshire Now!

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    Could of done with that on a recent trip. Instead we had a two wheeled afair and it was a nightmare on rough ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaeger View Post
    Next phase - an electric motor!
    I see what you did there

    Werent there a swedish fella on here making some such tow along thing a while back? Mono wheel maybe?
    Uncle chop chop

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    Interesting design.

    Ah the wheel is a cylinder, thought might have been a barrel.
    A barrel would could be a walking washing machine.

    Or maybe a cylinder with a barrel inside, so can either lock them to roll together, or just the outer cylinder rotate.
    Last edited by Jared; 13-08-2017 at 13:26.

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    I use one of these (I actually own 2 after getting an extra one as a warranty replacement due to a failure of the first one as a bike trailer), they suck as a bike trailer hahaha the thing nearly killed me cornering by rolling on itself and throwing us all into a roadside ditch, awesome loaded up as a handcart though with roll top dry bags and it's big soft inflatable all terrain tyres, currently planning a Cairngorms visit dragging one along


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    Also is it possible to make a sleeping mat, that's light and comfortable, yet durable enough to be a wrapped around a wheel for a smooth ride.
    2' diameter wheel would have ~6' circumference.

    Might need a cover, so mat remains relatively clean.

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    Got to be a source of used conveyor belts that have 6' length usable for a wheel tread.

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