Design

 

Worldbarrow is constructed to be durable and cheap.

 

The wheelbarrow consists of a frame made of two strong and bended steel tubes going all the way from the handle and down to the wheel and two cross bars also made of steel tubes. The steen tubes are mounted directly to the axle. Opposite the wheel the steel tubes are bent to form a handle and at the same time create distance to the ground.   

 

The let is procued out of a strong polypropylene tarpaulin (supertarp) sowed in all four courners and mounted to the frame via a hemstitch going all the way round.

The wheel is puncture free made with PUR.

The construction is very simple, strong and stable. 

 

 

The wheelbarrow is easy and cheap to produce and repair. It has a number of userfriendly advantages: Low weight, low height when loading, it does not tip over and is easy to drive in difficult terrain. A disadvantage is that you carry more of the weight compared with normal wheelbarrows, but this is partly compensated by the construction. However, it is not ideal to move very heavy loads.

 

The Worldbarrow can, without tools, and within a minute, be folded by loosening the two large wing nuts on each side of the axle and dismounting the two cross bars. This makes the wheelbarrow foldable and easy to store and transport. 

 

This gives potential uses also in the rich part of the world in places where there are only limited storage (private houses with garden houses) and in connection with scout camps, festivals or horse shows where there is a need for a wheelbarrow, which can be folded and transported in a car or in the bus or train.

 

 

Worldbarrow is designed by Christian Friis Bach in cooperation with Ravendo, Designit and OCEAN Presenning and is protected by design protection and utility model protection in Denmark and Europe. In Africa it is an "open source" wheelbarrow intended to be copied and produced locally. 

 

 

 

 

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