Is there a battery- powered barrow?

Check out the offering from ePower Trucks of Oldham.

If you are looking for a wheelbarrow design, the company's D2 will shift loads of up to 300kg. It features a 600W motor with an electromagnetic brake that automatically engages when the power is turned off. A key is supplied for easy starts and the machine also has operator presence control, an emergency stop button, an LED display for battery status and an external plug for charging.

The D2 also boasts minimal maintenance. The gear train is in a sealed oil-bath and the electric control unit is in an enclosed casing.

ePower Trucks also supplies a range of electric platform-trucks to move loads of between 400kg and 1,000kg.

Various chassis lengths and widths, tyres, platforms and boxes are available.

Sally Drury has been reporting on product developments and testing kit for 29 years. The advice given in this helpline is independent.

Email your questions to sally.drury@haymarket.com


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