This is the only Zallys barrow with a petrol engine — a 6hp Briggs & Stratton powerhouse does all the work, with belt drive from the engine to the front transaxle. At the back, there is a large castor wheel to aid steering. This machine drives from the front and steers from the back. It’s a combination that works well and gives good speed and an excellent level of manoeuvrability.
Starting the unit is easy. Switch on and, for a cold start, give it two squirts on the primer before pulling the recoil. This barrow features easy-to-use twist grip controls for forward and reverse drive — the more the grip is twisted, the faster the unit travels, up to a maximum forward speed of five kilometres per hour. Reverse speed is limited to just two kilometres per hour for safety.
With a 250kg carrying capacity, landscapers should find, this unit useful for transporting a wider range of materials.
The tipper release, located on the handlebar, is easy to operate. A tester reckons the DumperJet is easy to steer and he notes that the pan is a good height for loading and shovelling in loose materials. He is also happy with the DumperJet in barrow format. “I am especially pleased with the hand guards — so often when wheeling barrows, your hands are exposed to scratches from shrubs,” he says.
Two sizes of tipping body are available and, with a maximum width of 82cm, the DumperJet should access narrow gateways and paths.
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