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    • In-wheel Brushless motor drives up to 3.5 km/h (2.2 m/h)
    • 130kg max load up to 12° incline
    • Adjustable chassis with pipe frame or bucket frame option


    AT LAST – Makita has harnessed the impressive power of the incredibly successful 18v Brushless motor to reduce the back-breaking task of pushing a fully laden wheelbarrow across a rocky, bumpy building site, a muddy commercial garden or rough pasture towards a favourite fishing lake!

    In fact, designed principally to reduce the physical demands in the construction industry the new Makita DCU180Z will prove popular in many operating fields.  Capable of carrying 130kg of blocks on the tubular frame, or similar amount of ballast in the barrow bin option, this power-assisted wheelbarrow has the Brushless motor integrated into the front wheel to ensure the maximum possible traction to the heavily ribbed agri-tyre.  This barrow has two forward speeds: Hi up to 3.5 km/h, Lo 1.5 km/h, and powered reverse of 1.0 km/h and will climb a 12° maximum incline.  Main braking is provided by the front disc brake controlled by the hand lever on the steering handles. The wheelbarrow weighs just 32.5kg, is ready to work with handles that can be adjusted to three height levels for operator comfort and also fold for easy storage.  The detachable rear trailing wheels with kick down brake can be adjusted from a width of 480mm to 760mm which further improves stability and reduces operator effort.

    Powered by any of the Makita 18v LXT Lithium-Ion batteries used to power Britain’s number 1 professional power tool range, the new Makita DCU180Z power-assisted wheelbarrow has soft start to ease the load away; constant speed control; twin LED driving lights and locking brake lever for maximum site safety.  For site security an individual ignition lock key is provided.  Previous walk-behind powered site platforms can cost several thousand pounds but the new Makita powered wheelbarrow will prove particularly attractive in relation to price competitiveness and rugged performance.

    The DCU180Z is a body only machine which is available with a choice of optional accessories which includes the pipe frame set and bucket frame set.

    For more news and product information about Makita UK please visit www.makitauk.com.  Follow us on Twitter @MakitaUK, Facebook.com/makitauk and google.com/+makitauk


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    I like the way hes made that log pile out of scaffold poles on breeze blocks. Looks like oak





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    Funny thing is I came across this just last night while looking at powered barrows on ebay..  the first thing that I thought about are the batteries..  how long will they last..  how many recharges before you have to bin em..  



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    On ‎08‎/‎02‎/‎2018 at 15:05, Stere said:

    I had a good look at that too but decided it was probably too fragile to be chucked in the back of the van.  

    I use the reciprocating saw for cutting roots.  The batteries only last 10 minutes when doing that, but it's usually enough for winching out small stumps.

    That barrow looks like it would be a net cost in terms of effort!

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    That looks pointless. Did they reinvent the wheel. No they just made a pointless wheelbarrow that's harder to control .

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    A two front wheel design would be much more stable.  I have a push barrow with two wheels and it is very stable.

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    On 2/8/2018 at 14:20, Stere said:

    I like the way hes made that log pile out of scaffold poles on breeze blocks. Looks like




    Amused how securely he has secured his load!

    I can only imagine he is well aware of the stability issues.




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