Chakda - Greaves cotton diesel engine jugad à¤œà¥à¤—à¤¾à¤¡à¤¼ (Scrapheap). Maharashtra, India
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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 http://jpgmag.com/photos/2971820
Those machines are based on what looks like a Royal Enfieldchassis with an agricultural diesel power unit from Greaves cotton. Such as this one: http://jpgmag.com/photos/3044279Strong 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: http://jpgmag.com/photos/3234558---------
More about 2 years backpacking rural India on www.myindiaexperience.com
Scrapheap Threewheeler feature story.
Tricycle jpg photo
Also by Etan Doronne
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