This thesis will describe the redesign of the manure fork SverigeGrepen. The product
is available for purchase in Scandinavia and and parts of the rest of Europe.
The product is available in stores but the companys goal is to start distribute it over
the internet. A problem today with a purchase over the internet is that the costumer
has to pay a high shipping-fee due to the products unique form. The long handle
contributes to the high shipping-fee which makes it hard to attract costumers to
purchase the product online. Deficiencies have been found at the manure forks basket
and needs to be examined. These problems need to be checked out so that
SverigeGrepen can become an even more compatitive product.
To obtain a solid theoretical ground a literature was made about the concerned
The project proceeded with the gathering of information about the product, by
communications with the contact at the company and usage of the manure fork in it´s
real enviroment to locate complications with the design. Some temporary souloutions
have been tested but would in the long run be in need of new souloutions.
Based on similar products and the existing soloutions some new consepts were
introduced. The best concepts were mdeled in CAD and modified by some input
from the company and a plastic worker. Images of the CAD model and a real life-size
prototype printed in a 3D-printer were used as support during the discussions.
The outcome of the project is that design documents of an easy to use souloution to
assemble/dissmantle the manure forks shafthalves whitch minimizes the packaging
volume and thereby reduces the shipping costs, were made. Designpropositions were
produced to eliminate deficiencies located at parts of the basket in the beginning of