17 May 1996

Check this Czech-built powered barrow

A SELF-PROPELLED wheel barrow with a top speed of 20mph, the Mera Groundsman is designed as a light load carrier.

Weighing in at just 170kg (375lb) unladen, the three-wheelers 800mm x 980mm (32in x 39in) load platform has a payload of 180kg (397lb) – or three bags of seed corn. Power comes from a 206cc Briggs and Stratton engine, which puts out 5hp at 3600rpm. Drive is through a 2F/1R-speed gearbox.

Price of the Czech Republic-built Mera Groundsman – which is imported by Norfolk-based Wavian Associates – is £2500 (01508-558167).