About the Practice
Problem Statement:

People in the mountains have to carry large quantity of firewood or fodder over slopes on their head. The strain is enormous. No low cost trolleys are available to negotiate stony path.


The solution is a trolley concept with three iron wheels and adequate load carrying, turning and braking capability. The trolley handles uneven topography by its unique mix of front wheel combination sets and swiveling back wheel. The spring loaded handle actuates the drive to the front wheels to move forward.The innovativeness lies in having the front frame fitted on either side with an equilateral triangle frame fixed with three wheels at the vertices. This unique three in one rotatable wheel arrangement, contributing towards movement of trolley over boulders and uneven topography, is coupled with a free swivel wheel at the back suited for turning.It has a spring-loaded braking system to keep control and has easy turning mechanism with special wheels allowing movement on boulders up to a height of 20 cms.Even if the handle slips or it is left free, weight of prototype to IITG a few years back.His vision is to develop a machine for professional players, which can throw shuttles at greater speed and at eight different angles. His advice to future innovators is:Never ever give up. Always try to improve your thinking. Most importantly, whenever a new idea comes to your mind make the prototype immediately. Some other people may be thinking of the same idea and if he develops the prototype first, you will be the loser.If you want to innovate something, go for it without thinking about its result because without starting you cannot achieve anything.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Shri Balaji TK, Shri Kunal Kumar and Shri Arun Roshan,
Address: Shri Balaji T.K., E11, Telecom Quarters WMS compound 9th main,Jayanagar 5th block
City: Chenna
State: Tamil Nadu
PIN Code 560041

Practice Details

Manufacturing Capacity: Yes
Problem Scale: Grave in Mountain areas

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/1588

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