Bicycle Machines

About Bicycle Machines

  • Bicycle machines, bicimacinas, use the strength of leg power which is 5 times greater than that of the upper body and 20 times faster than hand-work.
  • Bike machines are made from bicycle parts, wood and cement. Therefore, the technology is widely accessible, easy to use and repair, and are environmentally responsible.
  • A large income gap exists between advanced industrial societies and rural areas of developing countries. Pedal powered machines are an appropriate technology to help bridge the gap.
  • Bike machines are providing alternatives to traditional share crop work; that is, self-employment, or micro-enterprise.

The Bicimaquinas

Bici-molino / Sheller

This machine has two functions, it can be adapted to a manual mill or a corn sheller (one can operate at a time). The mill has the capacity to grind 3 pounds per minute. It is most often used to grind corn, soybeans, and coffee beans, as well as to make concentrates for animals. The sheller is used after harvest and shells up to 15 quintals of grain (1 quintal = 100 pounds) per day.

COST: Q.2,200.00 Windmill.


Originally developed for production of traditional plant based shampoos and soaps for sale, this simple kitchen blender can also, obviously, mix fruit smoothies, vegetable puree, and grains. A family can sell smoothies at a park, soccer field, or festivals. It is capable of generating 2,700 to 3,000 RPM.

COST: Q.1,500.00 with flexed tube design.

Bici-bomba (BB)

The pump supplies drinking and irrigation water in rural communities. It is capable of pumping 5-10 gallons per minute from a well 30 meters deep (maximum). They are known to be in service for over 15 years with very little maintenance.

Cost: Q3,500 includes installation and consulting

-Ask also for the simple pump to raise water to a tank. Floor Pump

Cost: Q2,000.00


This machine produces the necessary vibrations to force the air bubbles out of the concrete mass that will become a durable, attractive roof tile. Trained operators  can produce up to 400 roof tiles per day. Original tiles for our first machines remain perfectly functional after 20 years.

Cost: Q2,000.00


This machine removes the outer husk of the coffee bean, allowing small farmers to sell their own grains and receive a higher value for their product. It has the capacity to process up to 400 pounds in one hour.

Cost: Q6,000.00


Prototype with great potential to provide up to 200 watts / hour, pedaling at a speed medium and up to 400 watts / hour at high speed. Energy can be stored in a battery or be used instantly to turn on different appliances. Its capacity according to the generator, the time Pedaling, battery and inverter. It can be connected to the charging system of a solar panel, and used as a complementary system, also for Provide energy where there is none.

COST: Generator Bike: From Q6,000 Includes Panel, Inverter, Battery.




This machine has the capacity to grind nixtamal for approximately 30 families per day. It can be used to obtain large quantities of other foods, such as beans, chocolate, peanuts, etc.
* Nixtamal is the word for «masa» – corn used to make tortillas.

Cost: Q5,800.00


This machine eliminates the outer layer of macadamia nuts, at 400 pounds per hour. We are still working to improve the design to work with a greater variety of sizes.

Cost: Q2,000.00


This machine can be used to wash clothes and works similarly to a regular washing machine. It has a capacity of 5 kg of clothes in Dry. Pedal for 15 min while reading a book or just relaxing Washing clothes. If you do not use biodegradable soap, rinse your clothes with 3 or 5 minutes of Extra pedaling. What better excuse to do laundry and exercise, always There is time for everything!

COST: Q.2,500.00


This machine is operated by hand to cultivate, remove weeds, and loosen the soil. It can be pushed like a wheelbarrow.



A prototype tool for wood craftsmen that helps to save time, money and materials.

NOTE: We are currently working on a design for this machine



The construction principle of this machine is similar to the washing machine.
A connection to the barrel is used to propel the barrel, which is placed in a position where it can easily be emptied.

At Maya Pedal we can fulfill your personalized orders, bike-machines that adapt to the different needs of our customers, ask for your bike-machine, it is a pleasure to serve you.

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