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muck truck wheelbarrows?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by geoscaper, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. geoscaper

    geoscaper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 107

    Has anyone used these before? They claim they hold three times the material of a standard wheelbarrow, and they are motorized. They would be nice for solo ops who don't want to break their back day after day,
  2. steve in Pa.

    steve in Pa. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 294

    we used one for a job we had with crushed red brick. 48 ton to be exact. Guy had about 700 linear feet of arbs x 6.5' wide. They did hold alot of material but were alot slower then filling 4 wheelbarrow's. basically the guys running wheelbarrows were making 2 times the trips as the motorized wheelbarrow.
  3. cuttingedgeland

    cuttingedgeland LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    We have (2) of them. Construction crew has one with a ball attachment. That is handy for moving the tow behind cement mixer around. Side work/ Planting crew uses the other one. They are a big time saver.. Had a few problems with the Throttle/ Choke & carb on both. They work out nicely for we areas, moving lots of mulch, stone etc. Labor is not cheep so what can be done to make the job more profitible is a good investment in my opinion. You should definately get the extended side extentions if you are planning on getting one.
  4. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    Muck Truck 1/4 Ton Buggy w/ 5.5 HP Honda Motor with 6 cu ft Bucket SKU mucktruck $2,399.00..................think i'd just build one, shouldn't be hard to cut the price in 1/2 and still use a Honda
  5. landscape dude

    landscape dude LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    I was at a landscape expo awhile back and saw a smaller company that has made a wheelbarrow attatchment for mini skids. This seems like it could be a cheaper option, if you have a mini skid. I got their web address so you can check them out for different options. www.forkster.com
  6. Dub's Shrubs

    Dub's Shrubs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    I have whats called a transport tub from JRCO it's mounted on the my 52" walkbehind hold 7.5 cu ft. I had it fill with 1.5 crushed stone to the to and my walkbehind handled it just fine and it's olny $300 or $400. If you want to see it go to ( www.jrcoinc.com) the site gives all the spec.

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