Makita’s new four wheeled workhorse

Makita has added a new 36V battery powered wheelbarrow to its line-up. Capable of carrying loads of up to 300kg, the new DCU604 Brushless LXT Wheelbarrow with pipe frame carrier includes a range of features to move loads around the worksite with ease.

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Designed to reduce the physical demands of work, the new DCU604 motorised wheelbarrow benefits from a 36V Brushless motor which is powered by two 18V LXT Li-ion batteries in series. Thanks to Makita’s unique combination of motor power and battery technology, this versatile device can carry loads of up to 300kg and travel up to 7.2km (when used with 4x BL1860B 6.0Ah batteries). To extend run times, the DCU604 holds four batteries – so once the first pair has discharged, simply flick the switch to change over to the second set.

Users can choose from three forward speeds of either 1.5km/h for a gentle walking pace, or 3.5km/h, or 5.0km/h. It also features reverse gear and is capable of climbing a 12° incline (with up to 180kg of cargo).

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