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iThuba Ice-Cream Trike


iThuba Ice-Cream Trike

The iThuba Ice-Creamy Trike is Whoppa’s reliable iThuba tricycle, fitted with a cooler box cargo for vending or delivery purposes.

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iThuba Ice-Cream Trike

The iThuba Ice-Cream Trike, a business on wheels and a solution for street-vendors and deliveries alike. Available in two sizes (M & L) it can accommodate either 60 L or 90 L of space for ice-creams, more than ample to fully stock with dry ice & Summer love.

With a durable, brandable, suction moulded cooler box and optional umbrella; the iThuba Ice-Cream Trike is the solution for hot African summer days, for brand activations, and corporate events. It is available with either a 500-watt Bafang electric motor or 3-speed Sturmey Archer pedal power, on 20 x 2.25” standard alloy wheels.

Specifications of the iThuba 

  • 3 speed Sturmey Archer internal hub gears with gear changer and internal rear hub brake.
  • Sturmey Archer front brake lever with park brake and 160mm disk brake.
  • 20×2.25”Aluminium motorbike rims and puncture resistant tires.
  • Aluminium hubs with stainless steel spokes 12G.
  • Rust resistant chain KMC. Aluminium alloy sprockets geared lower to haul heavy loads.
  • Powder coated steel frame, mud and chain guard.
  • Adjustable quick release seat post.
  • Composite plumber blocks with sealed stainless steel bearings and drive shaft.
  • Stainless steel fasteners.
  • Reflectors all round.
  • Rear box for almost any vending applications imaginable or designed for specific application. (Can be branded to customer requirements).
  • Umbrella attachment. Umbrella optional extra. (Can be branded to customer requirements).
Dimensions of the entire Ithuba 
  • Small – W835xL1940xH1090
  • Medium – W900xL2190x1090
Ithuba Back Chassis Size Options 
  • Small / Medium
Ithuba Back Chassis Size Dimensions
  • Small – W835xL645mm
  • Medium – W900xL900mm
Weight of iThuba (Without back fitting or motor)  
  • Small – 30.2kg
  • Medium – 31.2kg
Powder Coating Colour Options


Drive Chain

3 Speed Pedal only or 3 speed Pedal with 500-watt internal hub brushless e-motor


Weight of Electric Motor Kit 
  • Electric internal hub motor, battery, controller, LCD screen, wiring. – 8.1kg
Electric Motor Specifications 
  • 500-watt brushless front wheel internal hub motor.
  • Removable 14 a/h lithium-ion battery 48V with security lock and key.
  • Battery charger. Approx.3- 4 hrs full charging time.
  • LCD display with the following indicators. Speedometer, distance, time travelled, battery life remaining.
  • LED headlamp. Back tail and brake light.
  • Top speed restricted to approx. 25km/h
  • Range with pedal-assist approx. 50 to 60 km with a full charge.

Cargo / Back Fitting

Ithuba Back Fitting Options
  • Small – 60L Box
  • Medium – 90L Box
Size (External):
  • Small – 660mm L x 515mm W x 550mm H
  • Medium – 660mm L x 520mm W x 580mm H
Weight of the Cargo Fitting
  • Small 25 kg
  • Medium 32 kg
Ithuba Cargo Box Description and Specifications 
  • Vacuum formed or roto moulded plastic insulated cooler box 60Litre or 90Litre ideal for hot ice and ice creams and lollies.
  • Load 60kg to 90kg container weight 
  • Application: Easy moving in small, confined areas, eg. stop streets, taxi ranks or on beaches.
  • Unique Selling Proposition: Can be retrofitted to a tricycle.
  • Two part lid for easy selling and filling, without the loss of cold air
  • PU foamed for optimal insulation
  • Basket for easy refilling
  • Recessed graphics made from 1mm UHI, reverse screen / digitally printed for durability
  • Available space for eutectic cooling plates
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Black, White, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple


3 Speed Pedal, 500 Watt Electric Motor

Cargo Size

Small – 60L, Medium – 80L


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