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Motorcycle ambulance

Jorgen Rutegard

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This is the motorcycle ambulance Eezer (Hebrew for helper) which we produce for low income countries. The main purpose is safe transport of pregnant women in rural areas to clinics or hospitals for delivery under professional care. 30 vehicles are in use in several countries in Africa. Next aim is to locally build 50 wagons, destined to Burundi and DR Congo.Eezer + Prince 200925.jpg
If you look carefully you can see a Vincent in the background....
 

Jorgen Rutegard

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Thanks for the reply. Yes, there is a suspension, and the trailer follows very well. The vehicle can pass where there are no roads at all. In Africa we use small locally available motorcycles.
The alternative for the women is walking by feet, or sit as a passenger on a bicycle or motorcycle taxi. The Eezer is indeed more comfortable, and much cheaper for the patient than a car ambulance (which often is non-existant).
 

Dave61

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Well, may be to Western eyes it might seem less than ideal but to Third World Countries in remote locations it must be a welcome alternative to walking.
I`m pretty sure they`re not going to tow it like they`re in a Motocross Race. :)
 

vibrac

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I would have gone for a trials style sidecar with a laid back seat easily as narrow as that trailer
 

Jorgen Rutegard

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Well, may be to Western eyes it might seem less than ideal but to Third World Countries in remote locations it must be a welcome alternative to walking.
I`m pretty sure they`re not going to tow it like they`re in a Motocross Race. :)
You are absolutetely right. Consider the alternatives mentioned above.
 

Jorgen Rutegard

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I would have gone for a trials style sidecar with a laid back seat easily as narrow as that trailer
Well, early in the process we considered a sidecar. However, it demands a more powerful motorcycle, the available are 150 cc, and also specialised training for the drivers.
 

vibrac

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Training? To ride a bike yes to drive a side car? Just a big field and half an hour. Sidecars are great stuff especially a trials sidecar with a good passenger
When the twats find an excuse for a blanket 50 mph limit that's what I shall use.
 

Jorgen Rutegard

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Training? To ride a bike yes to drive a side car? Just a big field and half an hour. Sidecars are great stuff especially a trials sidecar with a good passenger
When the twats find an excuse for a blanket 50 mph limit that's what I shall use.
Well, in this case the passenger can not contribute to the ride...
 

vibrac

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Nor could the sack of sand I used through the winter of 63 on the Chiltern Hills!
anyway
This is the sort of thing I was thinking of
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Bart

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Hi Jorgen, great idea and it looks to me like a reasonably easy build and repairable. Also good to have the car style tow hook, so in any case you could also transport it behind a car.

What about a sort of dust cover? I can't imagine those dirt- tyres are not going to throw up a lot of dust/ sand/ lizzards and rocks. ;)

Have fun!
 

vibrac

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Out of interest I measured my trails outfit the other day to see if I can get it in my van 140 cm =4.5 feet thats with a 1958 Triumph hardly a slim jim by todays dirt bike standards
It was a bit wider with the Comet:)
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Jorgen Rutegard

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Hi Jorgen, great idea and it looks to me like a reasonably easy build and repairable. Also good to have the car style tow hook, so in any case you could also transport it behind a car.

What about a sort of dust cover? I can't imagine those dirt- tyres are not going to throw up a lot of dust/ sand/ lizzards and rocks. ;)

Have fun!
Bart, you are absolutely true about dust and sand (and mud). In fact, in Africa we use a dust cover over the legs and lower body of the patient.
 

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