Makita has harnessed the power of the successful 18v brushless motor to reduce the back-breaking task of pushing a fully laden wheelbarrow across a rocky, bumpy building site, a muddy commercial garden or rough pasture towards a favourite fishing lake.
Designed principally to reduce the physical demands in the construction industry, the new Makita DCU180Z can carry 130kg of blocks on the tubular frame, or similar amount of ballast in the barrow bin option, with the brushless motor integrated into the front wheel to ensure maximum traction to the heavily ribbed agri-tyre. With two forward speeds, the wheelbarrow can climb a 12° maximum incline. Main braking is provided by the front disc brake controlled by the hand lever on the steering handles. The wheelbarrow weighs 32.5kg, has three-height-adjustable handles that fold for easy storage. The detachable rear trailing wheels with kick down brake can be adjusted from a width of 480mm to 760mm, which further improves stability and reduces operator effort.
Powered by any of the Makita 18v LXT Lithium-Ion batteries, the new Makita DCU180Z power-assisted wheelbarrow has soft start to ease the load away, constant speed control, twin LED driving lights and locking brake lever for maximum site safety. For site security, an individual ignition lock key is provided. The DCU180Z is a body-only machine, with optional accessories includings the pipe frame set and bucket frame set.