Cleaning the Streets with a Tricycle, the Chinese Way
Published on June 6, 2013 by W.E. Ning
An indigenous and ingenious street-cleaning tricycle, seen in the great city of Kunming in Yunnan Province. The tricycle itself is bog standard, but painted in blue. The rest of the construction however is of home-made brilliance because of its sheer simplicity. The tank is tied up with a few ropes and can be filled from the top via a welded tube. The spraying mechanism is made of two oddly shaped wooden tubes with neatly drilled holes in it. The worker, wearing a cool straw hat, just needs to paddle his vehicle forwards clean the streets will be.