I'm designing a world where people and dinosaurs exist at the same time. I'm making it realistic (in the sense that it is more like Jurassic Park and not like The Flintstones).

Supposing you could tame an adult male triceratops, is there a way to estimate how much load it could pull/carry? I'm envisioning a cart with wheels, but if the tail is too much of a blocker for that then stowing stuff on its back and sides would do nicely too.

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    $\begingroup$ Look to real world animals... the elephant's not a terrible analog. They're roughly half the weight of the largest triceratops. Google's suggesting that elephants can pull 18,000 pounds or more, and in the context of dragging logs on the ground (no wheels). There's probably no reasonable load you could apply to this scenario that's implausible. Many thousands of pounds carried (even a mule can do 200), tens of thousands pulled. $\endgroup$ – John O Mar 25 at 14:58
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    $\begingroup$ Are you going to have brakes? Because I always felt bad for Fred's heels. $\endgroup$ – Willk Mar 25 at 15:51
  • $\begingroup$ @BLT-Bub consider plain terrain. $\endgroup$ – Renan Mar 25 at 16:03

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