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Technical Release: TR42 - Wooden Flexwheel for Donkey Carts (1999)

Describes how to make wooden wheels with scrap rubber tyre rims for donkey carts. The idea for these wheels comes from TDAU and Kasisi Mission in Zambia. This type of wheel cannot be punctured and it is quite easy to make. Unfortunately although the wheel itself is made without steel, the fixing to the axle does need welding.

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picture of wheel