Chakda - Greaves cotton diesel engine jugad जुगाड़ (Scrapheap). Maharashtra, India

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UploadedOctober 22, 2012
TakenApril 20, 2007
ModelCanon PowerShot SD600
Exposure1/400 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length5.8 mm
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Once traveling in rural Maharashtra and mainly in Gujarat, I was happy as a kid to see that this is the land of homemade trikes (Jugaad / Jugad in Hindi). The reason being I passionately rebuilt a BSA threewheeler back in Israel years ago

Those machines are based on what looks like a Royal Enfieldchassis with an agricultural diesel power unit from Greaves cotton. Such as this one: arms jump start the engine by a pulley and a rope, just like old grass mowers and blowers.

I met them two years later in the southern Tamil Nadu state:

More about 2 years backpacking rural India on

Scrapheap Threewheeler feature story.

Tricycle jpg photo

In the story Enfield Maharaj and the story Jugaad - Mother of invention.

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