Maya’s Pedal Mill


Bicimáquinas are pedal-powered machines that assist with a variety of jobs in the home, on the farm, on the road and in small businesses. Each bicimáquina is handmade in our workshop using a combination of old bikes, concrete, wood, and metal. So far, we have developed several original designs that have proven to be both functional and economical.

The Mill is Maya Pedal’s best selling “Bicimaquina”.
This design provides a stable, sit-on
pedal power system to drive numerous types of appliance. In Guatemala it’s used primarily to thresh and grind corn utilising two locally available, hand powered appliances.


Author Carlos Marroquín

Publisher Maya Pedal

Year 2010

Language English