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Things to Remember When Buying a Motorized Wheel Barrow

Wheelbarrows have been around for a while helping us to transport things in bulk and we cannot appreciate their importance enough. Wheelbarrows are the most underrated piece of equipment yet the most widely used around the globe. Whether you are associated with construction, agriculture, or anything that involves the management of large areas of land, you will understand how difficult it would be to pull off your project efficiently and timely without this blessing of equipment.

Interestingly, most wheelbarrows that we see around are manual carts that need to be pushed by physical labor. Although manual wheelbarrows might be adequate for small scale projects, for example moving around in your lawn or renovating your house, but relying on small manual wheelbarrows for largescale industrial and agricultural purposes kills the point of using the equipment in the first place.

The purpose of the wheelbarrow is to allow smooth and quick transportation of bulky items from one place to another in large quantities. That is where powered wheelbarrows come at play. Since motorized wheelbarrows are still not very common, many people do not have an idea of how to go about buying one.

There are different variants of wheelbarrows available in the market and therefore you need to factor in a few things before you buy one, so that you can put it to optimal use.


The most basic factor that should influence your choice of a powered wheelbarrow should be how and where you plan to use it. Are you buying one to work in a limited area, or are you aiming at one for a large scale project? Will you be using it on regular flat land, or do you plan to work in unconventional terrains such as steep slopes, mountains, deserts or rugged landscapes? Do you require any operational flexibility, such as speed variations, in the wheelbarrow?

Answering these questions will help you narrow down exactly what kind of equipment fits your requirements best. Generally, battery-operated three-wheel variants are best for small-scale jobs on flatlands. If you need to work on rugged or unconventional terrains, a tracked wheelbarrow would be a better choice for easier mobility. Four-wheeled petrol-powered wheelbarrows are best for very large scale projects that require operational flexibility.

Size and Weight Limitations

Once you have figured out what type of wheelbarrow fits your requirements best, consider the size of the carriage and the weight limitations that it has. This can be a little tricky to evaluate because weight is not always directly proportional to size. For example, you might want to chunks of metal and ores out of a mine that is not too big in terms of size but is heavier in terms of weight. Likewise, certain items are very heavy despite having a smaller size. Therefore, it is important to understand the volumetric weight of your inventory that needs to be transported and decide accordingly.

Battery Life

You can ignore this one if you are going for a fuel-powered wheelbarrow, but this should be an important factor for those buying a battery-powered wheelbarrow. It would be frustrating to relying on a wheelbarrow that has a very short battery life if you need the equipment to work for longer hours. It would be a good idea to consider longer battery life and get some spare batteries in case of emergencies.