Makita makes this incredible powered cart that runs off of 18V power tool batteries. Called the DCU600 series, it can be selected with three different types of loading platforms. I desperately need all three of these on this farm, but the specifics of my situation aside, you can hopefully see the utility this platform would offer in a variety of physical labor circumstances.
The 603, which most closely resembles a traditional wheelbarrow, offers dump functionality and a 200-liter (52.8-gallon) capacity.
The 604 is the pipe frame carrier model. The frame can be extended in both the X- and Y-axes to accommodate wider loads.
The components are sealed so you can hose the thing off to clean it.
The 605 is the flat bucket model, which has a nearly 300-liter (nearly 79.3-gallon) capacity. The bucket can be hosed out for cleaning.
All versions run on 18V batteries, of which it needs a minimum of two to run.
The load capacity on flat ground is 300kg (a whopping 661 pounds).
A controller by the right handle allows the operator to set one of three speeds.
With all four batteries installed, the range is 7.2km (4.5 miles) of travel.
Here it is in action:
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These appear to be Japanese-market only, and at current conversion rates would cost roughly USD $5,000.
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