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Notas Técnicas de ECHO #101: Carretilla de bambú de carga centrada 2024-01-16

Una carretilla estándar, con la rueda al frente, coloca cerca de la mitad del peso de la carga en el operador. Una carretilla de carga centrada coloca la rueda en el centro de la carga, desplazando el 90% o más del peso a la rueda en lugar de al operador. Esto permite que la carretilla se utilice para acarreo a distancia en caminos angostos. La carretilla de carga centrada es un antiguo diseño chino.  La carga se colocaba alrededor y encima de una rueda grande (aproximadamente 1 m de diámetro). Esto permitía que los operadores transportaran cargas pesadas (incluidos pasajeros) por muchos kilómetros en senderos angostos. ECHO desarrolló un diseño que se ha modificado a una escala menor para utilizar una llanta de bicicleta.

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