Cargo trailers

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Project: Cargo trailers
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Designer: Timothy Schmidt
Date: 2021
Tools: Wrenches
Parts: Frames, Nuts, Bolts, End caps, Plates, Wheels, Axial bearings, Keyed shafts, Wheel hubs, Shaft collars
Techniques: Tri joints, Shelf joints, Wheels and axles

Introduction

A bicycle trailer is a motorless wheeled frame with a hitch system for transporting cargo by bicycle. It can greatly increase a bike's cargo capacity, allowing point-to-point haulage of objects up to 4 cubic yards (3 cubic metres) in volume that weigh as much as half a ton.

Challenges

Approaches

flat bed trailer

  • side bike attachment w/ Right Hand Rod End Bearing M8X1.25 Female Thread
  • bolt-on pneumatic utility tires @ below deck level for true flat bed loading
  • expanded mesh bottom w/ tiled coroplast for all weather drainage and easy strapping
  • plastic fencing + coroplast sides
  • central beam, braces at front, rear, wheels. corner posts w/ pvc flag pole
  • modular totes

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