With some areas of the country already seeing frosty mornings, there’s no doubt that winter is eager to settle in for a stretch. Couple the cold with snow, and you’ll certainly be looking for ways to clear the driveway and barnyard entrance with ease.
That’s part of why YARDMAX‘s biggest trackbarrow, which came out earlier this year, caught our attention at the Green Industry & Equipment Expo last month in Louisville. The powered barrow has a hydraulic assist that can move and dump upwards of 1,100 pounds. More to the point for this time of year, it can be outfitted with a plow blade attachment in the front.
“What we’re able to do, since we own the factories, we can keep the quality high and the costs low. Our price point is $2,999, and our competitors are going to be closer to $5,000 or $6,000,” Tim Zuellig, YARDMAX’s Digital Marketing Manager, told us at the expo.
The price is well worth it, particularly when you consider the construction and durability of what YARDMAX produces. (And yes, we know what we’re talking about, because got to put a YARDMAX log-splitter through the paces last fall). YARDMAX uses solid steel parts, all-terrain heavy-duty wheels and tracks, and Briggs & Stratton engines as standard.
No need for a top-of-the-line powered barrow? YARDMAX has a few others in its inventory. A powered wheelbarrow and two other powered trackbarrows (flatbed and hopper) run in the $1,799 to $2,199 range, depending on the style, load capacity, and dumping mechanism. Most of these can be outfitted with a plow.
These products are perfect for folks who have at least five acres of land and have the space to store it — think hauling wood, or clearing out horse stalls, or moving feed.
“What’s great is that they fit in between a gate, so guys who can’t get a Bobcat or something similar into the backyard, rather than using a traditional wheelbarrow and manually doing it, this is a great solution,” Zuellig said.