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waddy

  • Joined May 2012
motorised trolley / barrow
« on: May 26, 2014, 06:41:09 pm »
Hi good peeps!


The back is getting increasingly dodgy and carrying heavy stuff isn't helping. Has anyone used a motorised trolley or barrow? Has anyone got any recommendations?


Thank you


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devonlad

  • Joined Nov 2012
  • Nr Crediton in Devon
Re: motorised trolley / barrow
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2014, 06:59:52 pm »
I have used my neighbours which is a Muck-Truck with a 5.5 hp Honda engine and can take up to 1/4 of a ton. Not sure i'd bother buying one if it was to save my back as steering still requires a bit of lugging around. had to check all my teeth hadn't been rattled out of my head after an hour or so moving earth around. also not very good at going down slopes forward with a full load- on even a slight slope it can tip forward- nearly took me with it !!!. better to reverse down slope. far too tight to buy one myself.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: motorised trolley / barrow
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2014, 12:09:00 am »

We're about to buy one of those lawn tractors to cut the grass and make paths round every paddock,and a small trailer to go with it for bales and veggie stuff, maybe a sick sheep occasionally.  We have bigger equipment but this will fit through the gate into my veg garden and attaching the trailer should be perfectly manageable for me on my own. It's an Atco we're contemplating.  I know that's not much help as we haven't got it yet, but just another but multi-role option.
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pgkevet

  • Joined Jul 2011
Re: motorised trolley / barrow
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2014, 08:21:32 am »
As another old f@rt I'd also suggest considering a ride-on mower or even a 2-wheel tractor with tow-seat as your power source..something multipurpose that you can either cut grass or perhaps rotorvate with etc.

My ride-on mower can take a trailer but I either just use the compact tractor/loader or the quad-bike with trailer: depends how much land and how far you need to go.

 

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