- Small-scale farmers may now have more hope as a pump that works with an okada engine resurfaced
- The pump is affixed to the motorcycle's engine and power from it enables the gadget to draw up water
- Many people were wowed by it on Facebook, saying that it is indeed a show of how creative man could be to solve problems
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Photos of a pump that is powered by the engine of a motorcycle have resurfaced online and drawn comments from people.
While YEN.com.gh could not identify who made it at the time of writing this report, a 2012 YouTube video shows that the pump has been around for a while.
Reposting the photos weeks ago online, a Facebook page named Jethro described the innovation as one that would go a long way to help farmers.
According to the page, one can power the machine with a litre of petrol to pump out as much as 40,000 litres of water.
Serving dual functions, the pump can be used as mobile irrigation on farmlands and also as an aide to pump water out of the well.
See the Facebook post below:
Many people commended the innovation as some wanted to know more about how they could get it for their own use.
YEN.com.gh compiled some of the reactions below:
Muma Kandy Chikonde said:
"Reminds me of my final year project. Mine was rather mechanically powered."
Brian Milliner said:
"Necessity is the Mother of invention. So true!"
Shakalimphani Teekay Mmbadulula Mufamadi asked:
"I'm in South Africa we're can I get that?"
Huud Morlah said:
"Wow Africa is blessed with Innovative ideas."
Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that the photos of a motorcycle carrying eight people at once stirred massive reactions on social media as people had a lot to say.
Chief among what people asked was: why would a person go that far to make a machine that is meant to carry a maximum of two passengers take eight people?
Tweeps also noted that making body modifications to a bike to handle such without increasing its engine's horsepower to a commensurate level is very unsafe.
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Source: Yen Newspaper