2012 - Volume #BFS, Issue #12, Page #73[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
New Way To Motorize A WheelbarrowHere’s an easy way to add power to an existing wheelbarrow. The chain-driven “MotoBarrow” attachment simply bolts to a standard 6, 8 or 10-cu. ft. wheelbarrow.
Roger Simons at Innovative Fabrications got the idea for the MotoBarrow kit when his wife and son were moving rock across a creek and up a hill on their property. His wife said they needed a powered unit and asked why they couldn’t just put a motor on the existing wheelbarrow.
Simons put together a prototype, and it worked great.
Several prototypes and a patent later, Simons is now marketing the kit direct. No modification of the wheelbarrow is needed. The MotoBarrow simply bolts on where the factory-installed front wheel or wheels attach. The compact unit fits inside the existing frame of a traditional wheelbarrow, making storage easy.
New 2012 models now available. Customers can choose from a 1.6-hp, four-stroke Honda priced at $599.95 or a two-stroke 2-hp 43cc unit now only $399.95.
The rear wheel attachment is priced at $129.95. Shipping is extra. Simons points out that attaching or detaching the unit to install on other wheelbarrows can be done in a few minutes with no special tools required.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Innovative Fabrications LLC, P.O. Box 414, Davidson, N.C. 28036 (ph 704 892-1017; email@example.com; www.MotoBarrow.com).
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