Pedal-powered farm machinery for use in rural Guatemala

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5 Responses to “Pedal-powered farm machinery for use in rural Guatemala”

  1. Anonymous says:

    The only thing lacking in the video is a Spaniard with a whip encouraging the Indio to pedal faster.

  2. Eric Hunting says:

    These are great and look strong and practical. Like the work bike design noted earlier -one of a burgeoning proliferation of designs- this proves there is far more potential to this basic technology than we’ve imagined. Even the Penny-Farthing has found new life in the YikeBike. Few technologies ever come close to realizing their full potential because they are too quickly pigeon-holed by patents and market logic into one to a few most-obviously profitable applications. Looking at these clever machines, it seems the possibilities are endless for what might be pedal-powered and locally developed.

  3. Anonymous says:

    just wonderful…

  4. CH says:

    Oh, wow… I’m totally blown away! Do watch the two other videos, too!
    2/3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Uzr1TY5bMY
    3/3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtyNFs2aFxA

    That is truly innovative work they do, and as it is low tech the machines can easily be repaired, improved and taken as basis for new innovations by the local population even if they would close their shop. I could see a need for shops like this all over the world, and not only in developing countries!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Just don’t let Gilligan anywhere NEAR them!

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