Three Reasons You Need a Powered Garden Wagon

If you’re tired of being sore from backbreaking chores, a mechanical wheelbarrow might be your next favorite tool.

Man using a power wagon on his lawn
A powered wagon is essentially a wheelbarrow with a motor, and it can make hauling heavy loads a lot easier.GreenWorks

If your kids have stopped responding to the bribes and threats, and you need another way to get stuff hauled around the yard, garden, food plot, or barn, a powered wagon will save time, energy, and quite possibly your spine, and as a bonus, it won’t complain in the process. Here are three things to consider when shopping for a powered wagon that fits your needs.

Landworks Utility Cart Hand Truck Power Wagon
This model has six cubic feet of payload capacity.Landworks

Most powered wagons and utility carts are rated for maximum weight and load size/volumes, as well as maximum slopes (measured in degrees). Match your workload to the rated capacity of the powered wagon.

YARDMAX YD8103 Track Barrow, 660 lb. Capacity, Briggs and Stratton, CR950, 6.5 hp, 208cc
This model has all-terrain traction.YARDMAX

Powered wagons are self-propelled, which means given their size, you need to pay attention to what you’re doing and what’s around you to safely operate one. Being able to brake and control the cart in rough terrain or on side slopes are important considerations, as is the ability to control your rate of descent while carrying a heavy load.

YARDMAX Power Wheel Barrow
This model runs in all-wheel drive, all the time.YARDMAX

Gas-powered wagons typically offer more power than electric models, but they require routine maintenance, can sometimes be loud, and emit exhaust. Electric-powered wagons are quieter, cleaner, and easier to start and maintain, but battery life can be limited, as can whether rain or wet conditions can damage components.

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