One means of transport that has grown in popularity in South Africa over the last decade is the tricycle. In recent times, we have seen most of these tricycles carry a huge compartment different from the regular compartment. The tricycles that fall into this category are called cargo tricycles.
This type of tricycle is used for several purposes. Because of this, they are quite costly. In this post, we take a look at some of the cargo tricycle brands and models on the South African market. We will also be providing you with details about their prices.
Prices of Cargo Tricycles in South Africa
Cargo tricycles were designed for one major purpose, to convey goods from one location to another. There are several designs with the tricycle carrying an enclosed or open box or having a steel carrier attached. Regardless of the type you choose, it is important to know the costs of these pieces of equipment. Without wasting time further, these are some of the popular cargo tricycles in South Africa and their prices.
- Brand New Kary-Go Cargo 2018 Red – R$29,160 – R$34,200
- 200 CC Manual Cargo Tricycle 2019 model (Brand new) – R$29,880 – R$36,000
- 200 CC Automatic Cargo Tricycle 2019 model (Brand new) – R$30,600 – R$39,600
- Brand New Open Roof Cargo Tricycle with fan system and air coolant (Brand new) – R$30,600 – R$36,000
- New Piaggio Cargo Tricycle 2020 model 200 CC Manual Transmission – R$36,000 – R$43,200
- Bajaj 2017 Cargo Tricycle 2017 model – R$32,400 – R$36,000
Note that these prices are a result of our survey of different vendors on the South African market. The prices may differ depending on your location or the vendor.
What to consider before purchasing a cargo tricycle
Most people that purchase cargo tricycles in South Africa do so for commercial purposes. They are mostly used for logistics and distribution businesses. The question that begs an answer is, “what should you consider before purchasing a cargo tricycle?” Let us look at a few important factors.
The first thing that comes to mind is “what do you want to use the cargo tricycle for?” The purpose will determine the design that you choose. Cargo tricycles are used for several purposes including the following:
- Delivery or logistics services in densely populated urban areas.
- Collection of recyclable materials.
- Distribution of company products.
- Food vending.
- Transportation of trade tools.
- In-house transportation at large warehouses.
- Food collection.
When you determine the purpose, then you can decide on whether you need an open or enclosed cargo tricycle. It will also determine the size of the cargo tricycle you will choose. Most cargo tricycles can carry between 500kg and 1500kg. The amount of load is also one of the factors that determine their prices.
Manual or Automatic
Not every person can drive a manual cargo tricycle. If you cannot, then it is better to stick to the automatic cargo tricycles. Also, you should note that manual tricycles are more affordable than automatic ones.
However, the price difference is not so much. In the end, it is a matter of your skill level and what you prefer. This will also be dependent on your location and the purpose of the tricycle. For example, if you plan to use the tricycle in a densely populated area, it is better to make use of an automatic.
Brand new or South African-used
We will always advise you to go for a brand new cargo tricycle anytime, any day. This is because they are less likely to develop faults within a short period. Also, they haven’t gone through any rigours and they come with some warranty. The only challenge with brand new cargo tricycles is that they are quite costly.
If you cannot afford to purchase a brand new cargo tricycle, you can purchase a South African-used one. There are so many on the market with varying prices. The prices are dependent on a few factors including:
- The vendor.
- The current condition of the tricycle.
- Manual or automatic transmission.
- Cargo capacity of the tricycle.
Always ensure that you purchase a used tricycle from a trusted dealer. Also, ensure that you go with an experienced mechanic to help you check the condition of the tricycle. Never forget to ask for the history of the tricycle before making payment.