2017-11-23 13:35:34 UTC
to me: four-wheel, one-wheel drive, three-axle, articulated vehicles.
They are ubiquitous in both urban and rural areas.
They exist in many shapes and sizes and are used as capacious taxis,
delivery vans, pick-up trucks, etc. They are very versatile, as the
tractor units and trailers can easily be swapped. As taxis, they can
hold up to six people, and as cargo vehicles, they can hold as much as
a Transit van. They are very maneuverable, with a much tighter turning
circle than a London black cab.
What makes them unusual is that the tractor units are actually
ordinary mopeds and motorcycles, with a simple pivot bracket added
over the back seat. The two wheel trailer is easily hooked on, and
then usually padlocked on. Of course, these vehicles are somewhat
underpowered, with only half the wheels braked, so they're only
suitable for the flat lands of Kampuchea; in other countries, tricycle
tuk-tuks are used instead.
Kampuchea also has another form of four-wheel, two-wheel drive,
two-axle, articulated vehicle, as also found in other poor southeast
Asian countries. These are popular in rural areas, where they're known
as mechanical cows.