Carts

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Project: Carts
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Tools: Wrenches
Parts: Frames, Nuts, Bolts, Plates, End caps, Barrels
Techniques: Shelf joints, Tri joints

Introduction

A cart or dray (Aus. & NZ) is a vehicle designed for transport, using two wheels and normally pulled by one or a pair of draught animals. A handcart is pulled or pushed by one or more people.

It is different from the flatbed trolley also known as a dray, (for freight) or wagon, which is a heavy transport vehicle with four wheels and typically two or more humans.

Over time, the term "cart" has come to mean nearly any small conveyance, including shopping carts, golf carts, gokarts, and UTVs, without regard to number of wheels, load carried, or means of propulsion.

The draught animals used for carts may be horses, donkeys or mules, oxen, and even smaller animals such as goats or large dogs.

Challenges

Many loads are too heavy to carry by hand. Many tasks too strenuous to complete by hand.

Approaches

Wheelbarrows, moving dollies, and other carts make impossible jobs possible, and hard jobs easy. Two large wheels on either side aid stability with heavy loads across rough terrain.

Interoperability

Development targets

Double-thickness coroplast tub w/ folded-over edges for triple thickness and smooth edge

References