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Battery-Powered Ox Is A Big Mover
Jackie Smith needed a way to move landscaping materials easier, and Justin Meng had the technology to do it. Between the two of them, they designed the Ox, a battery-powered materials mover.
“There’s always a better way to get a job done, and I had ideas for a product to move materials, but I didn’t have a power system,” says Smith. “I saw Justin’s power system at a trade show and contacted him. We started working on the components to put his power system to work for landscapers.”
The basic Ox has a footprint of 78 by 33.5 in. and a height of 48 3/4 in. The 14-ga. steel, 30-degree, slotted bed carries up to 1,000 lbs. of bags, bales and more to the worksite. An electric actuator controls unloading as it lifts the bed to a near-vertical position. Add the 10-ga. steel, 34-in. wide wheelbarrow attachment and carry about 10 cu. ft. of loose material as well. Several other attachments designed for the landscape and nursery industries make the power unit even more versatile. All attachments use a hook-in-slot design.
The 1,000-watt, 36-volt power supply provides a run time of 8 hrs. continuous use and up to 3 mph speeds. The transaxle has forward and reverse and electric braking. The unit also features a 20-amp, onboard battery charger, maintainer and conditioner.
“The drive system works really well,” says Smith. “It’s easily controlled and has plenty of power for 90 percent of applications.”
The basic power unit is one that Meng’s company has adapted to a variety of customer needs. “Vinergy follows a customer collaboration process in developing products,” says Meng.
The Ox is available for purchase at a base price of $8,999. Attachments are available separately or as a package with an Ox.
The Ox is also available in a smaller version, the Baby Ox, and will soon be available in a Pro Ox version as well.
“The Pro Ox will have a 3,000-lb. carrying capacity and even greater towing,” says Meng. “We think it will have potential in the concrete or hardscape industry.”
Smith emphasizes that the Ox with its four attachments is just the beginning. “We have about 15 attachments we are developing based on ideas I’ve had since we first introduced the Ox,” says Smith. “We have prototypes for moving 15-ft. long rolls of artificial turf, pipes, lumber, fencing and more. We’re even working on one that will carry a mobile cement mixer, as well as water and bags of mix.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Absolute Equipment Sales, P.O. Box 427, Santo, Texas 76472 (ph 817-381-8545; jackie@absoluteequipmentsales.com; www.absoluteequipmentsales.com); or Vinergy, Inc., 4832 Rosedale Lane, Bakersfield, Calif. 93314 (ph 661-426-6273; www.vinergyinc.com).

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