Whoppa Cycles

iThuba Waste Picker


iThuba Waste Picker

The iThuba Waste Picker Trike is Whoppa’s reliable iThuba tricycle frame, fitted with a large waste cage and sack for collection, sorting and recycling or garbage disposal purposes.

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iThuba Waste Picker

The iThuba Waste-Picker Trike was designed for a very South African application; the, currently, informal recycling sector. Designed to increase efficiency, quality of life and safety of some of SA’s most valuable workers.

With a highly brandable steel cage (1200L x 900W x 1100H) that easily accommodates the standard waste-picker sack (when 100% full), makes this the most eco-friendly way to aid in recycling our waste.

Designed to create sustainable jobs and help informal workers break into the formal sector, ideal for geographically specific interventions and branded activations, the iThuba Waste-Picker Trike is available with either a 500-watt Bafang electric motor or 3-speed Sturmey Archer pedal power, on 20 X 2.25” standard wheels.

Specifications of the iThuba 

  • Designed for Africa’s harsh conditions
  • 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).
Ithuba Back Chassis Size Options 
  • Large – 1200LX900WX1100H
Dimensions of the entire Ithuba 
  • Large – W900x L2600x H1090
Weight of iThuba (excluding back fitting or motor)
  • Large – 63.60kg
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
Weight of iThuba (With motor excluding cargo fitting)  
  • Medium – 39,3‬kg
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.

Garbage, Recycling, Garden service, Fruit and vegetable vending. etc..

Ithuba Cargo Box Description and Specifications 

Can take a bulk bag, dustbin bags, garden refuge, fruit and vegetable crates, Flowers etc..

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Black, White, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple


3 Speed Pedal, 500 Watt Electric Motor


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