Low-tech Answers: the Chinese wheelbarrow, far more efficient

The Chinese wheelbarrow – which was driven by human labour, beasts of burden and wind power – was of a different design than its European counterpart. By placing a large wheel in the middle of the vehicle instead of a smaller wheel in front, one could easily carry three to six times as much weight than if using a European wheelbarrow.

Low-tech Magazine: How to downsize a transport network: the Chinese wheelbarrow.

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