Last growing season I was given the opportunity to use, test and review this awesome electric wheelbarrow from http://ElectricWheelbarrows.com. If you’ve known me or have been following me for any length of time you know that I am huge, flag waving fan of single wheel, construction grade Jackson wheelbarrows. To the point that even offer up “Wheelbarrow Tips and Tricks”.
But at the same time, I’m a true believer in using the right tool for the job, and sometimes you need to move large amounts of material long distances, over rough or soft terrain. If you want to take your cardio workout to an insane level, or a truly deadly level for an old guy like me, try pushing a loaded wheelbarrow across a muddy yard or through the snow.
So even though I am not ready and never will be ready to give up my Jackson wheelbarrow I can see a ton of uses for this electric wheelbarrow which holds more, crosses rough terrain with ease and will allow just about anybody to move large amounts of material just about any distance they need to safely.
This electric wheelbarrow would be a life saver on a horse farm or just about any farm for that. Great for hauling a few bales of hay or cleaning out stalls and hauling manure.
It would be equally valuable for landscaping. Having landscaped over 500 homes in my younger days I’d never trade my single wheel Jackson for wheeling mulch into the beds because it’s soooo easy to maneuver a single wheel wheelbarrow between planted shrubs. But it sure would have been nice to have one of these electric wheelbarrows for moving 10 or 20 cubic yards of topsoil from the curb to the back of the house, something we did many times by hand.
Note the heavy duty tractor type tread on the tires and having dual wheels gives you more support and more floatation on wet, or uneven ground. The tub is positioned on this machine so the majority of the weight is on the drive axle. The tub is designed and balanced on the machine in such a way that as soon as you release the dump lever, the tub dumps automatically. You don’t have to fight with it, and when you dump or operate the machine the weight is never on your back.
This machine has a 10 cubic foot tub, which is a considerably larger than most construction wheelbarrows.
This machine is rechargeable, has a long battery and use life between chargings. You should be able to use it all day without the battery running down. There are indicator lights on the little control panel so you know when the battery is due for it’s next charge.
If I were still landscaping and building brick patios and walks like I did in the old days, I’d make a flat platform to set on top of the tub so we could put several straps of paving bricks on the platform to move them around to the back of the house or where ever we were working. If you’ve even carried 11 bricks in a brick strap all day, one strap in each hand, you know what true back pain is all about. This machine could easily make that job 100 times easier and it would be a lot more ergonomically correct than having all of that weight on your spine.
This machine would be awesome for hauling stone or wet concrete in places where the cement truck is not likely to go. It would be worth it’s weight in gold for that!
All in all I think this is a well built, well designed piece of equipment if you have an application where you could put one of these machines to use.
These two videos are great demonstrations of how well the electric wheelbarrow works and in the second video you’ll see how a community college adapted the one they bought for hauling books and other parcels around the college grounds.