Standardization and performance evaluation of a pneumatic wheeled ox-cart for Central India

  • Author: R.C.Singh, U.C. Dubey and C.D. Singh
  • Language: English
  • Country: India
  • A pneumatic wheeled ox-cart was developed based on most common dimensions and payload capacity of conventional wooden wheel carts used in urban and rural areas of central India. Standardization of different components of cart chassis was done for a two-tonne payload capacity under different terrain conditions by using the commercially available standard components. The chassis has provision for mounting the different size of platforms required to transport the agro and non-agro materials and passengers. A water or oil tanker could also be mounted as required. During the performance testing on a tarmacadam road, earthen road and in field conditions, the draught and power requirement of a pair of the Malvi breed of oxen ranged from 867–920 N and 0.54–0.55 kW as payloads varied from 1.0–2.0 tonne, respectively. DAN-archive, issue nº 47, 2009

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