The Most Back-Friendly Wheelbarrow Around
TheGreenworks G-MAX 40V self-propelledwheelbarrow provides thebest of both worldsit gets yourstuff where it needs to go, anddoes it quietly and painlessly.
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Greenworks G-MAX 40V Self-Propelled Wheelbarrow
The first time I used agas-poweredwheelbarrow, Ithought Id died andgone to heaven. I was inheaven vibrating like mad with ringing ears, but at least my backwasnt killing me. However, theGreenworks G-MAX 40V self-propelledwheelbarrow provides thebest of both worldsit gets yourstuff where it needs to go, anddoes it quietly and painlessly. The dual 10-in. pneumatic frontwheels supply the propulsionwhile the back wheel does the steering.
Itll haul up to 220lbs. while tackling inclines ofup to 20 degrees. The nearly4-cu.-ft. tray is spacious enoughto haul dozens of tools, many bags of mulch, or armfuls of twigs andweeds. It dumps with the squeezeof a lever and the lift of a handle. It has tortoise and rabbitspeeds as well as forward andreverse. The throttle is a motorcyclestyle twist grip. According to the manufacturer, the battery willlast up to 45 minutes betweencharges.
Two dinky quirks: Youcant disengage the drive system and push it like a normal wheelbarrow,and you need to push thesafety switch each time you put itin motion. Both are easily forgivenonce you haul four bags of mulchuphill withoutbreaking a sweat.The G-MAX 40V wheelbarrow is available online and atsome home centers.
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