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Old 04-01-2002, 11:27 AM
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tracked wheelbarrow

Has anyone used a tracked wheelbarrow? My crews saw one at a local landscape show and seem to think we need a couple for.I found a dealer here http://www.easternfarmmachinery.com/...49342091124204 but I would like to have some experienced user comments if possible.Thanks
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Old 04-01-2002, 05:20 PM
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At $8000 US dollars I would buy a fleet of two wheeled barrows before I could justify that kind of coin.
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Old 04-02-2002, 07:37 AM
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It's not the wheelbarrows I'm having trouble finding,it's the guys to run them.!!! Can't say as I blame them some of the yards we work in are like Mt. Everest. They actually quoted me $3600 so I'm thinking I'll try one out for a day and see how it goes.
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Old 04-02-2002, 10:26 AM
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Honda makes a machine just like this. I have used it many times. It does not replace a wheel barrow but it is great for moving heavy rocks, trees or sections of lockstone in hilly or muddy conditions. They go any where. I can't remember the last time I used a tree cart the "tank" is just so much easier. For normal wheel barrow type work it isn't worth it because they are slow, but when you need one nothing else will do. They will climb stairs, curbs, mud or snow. One of my favorite landscape toys.
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Old 04-02-2002, 02:13 PM
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I spoke with Honda and they are no longer importing their units. I don't think the speed is an issue as the Euro dig unit goes 7mph!!, if I can get my guys to run behind it at that speed our productivity will go through the roof.
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Old 04-02-2002, 02:50 PM
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They seem like they would be good for laying stone but othere tahn that i really can't see much use for em unless u wanna race them.
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Old 04-02-2002, 09:32 PM
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If you have a job where you need something like that, many rental places have similar units. I've never used tracked ones, and I had never used them for landscaping so far. I have used wheeled versions for concrete work & stone work & they are great for moving heavy materials in tight quarters. They are also fun to race. They are often called "concrete buggies" if you try to rent them.
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Old 04-03-2002, 10:34 PM
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Your better of getting a Kawasaki mule or a Toro version they are rated at 2000 lbs capacity.
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Old 04-04-2002, 05:07 PM
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Have you ever tried driving a kawasaki mule through a 36" gate!! My crews have (we run 3 JD pro gators) and it doesn't work very well. The whole reason I am looking at these euro dig machines is their accessibility they will go through a gateway or even a front door. 60% of our business is in city backyards that have difficult access, usually meaning tight quarters.If my math is right the euro dig machies are rated for 1760 lbs anyway so I'm still not loosing much capacity over a mule.
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Old 04-09-2002, 09:51 PM
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Hardscaper,

Who quoted you the $3600. I'd like one too at that price.
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