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Honda HP450 Power Carrier – your new wheelbarrow is ready Mr Tracy


Looking like something Brains might have designed, the Honda HP450 Power Carrier is a high capacity, petrol-powered wheelbarrow with go-anywhere rubber treads and a get-out-of-my-way attitude. Driven by a pull-start 163cc, 5.5hp 4-stroke engine the HP450 can carry 450kg on level ground or 250kg up a 25° slope. It’s equipped with a hydrostatic transmission with two forward gears and one reverse and it can run continuously for 2.5 hours on a tank of fuel. They’re easy to drive too, just squeeze the clutch on each handle to engage the treads, let go of one to stop it and steer. It’s narrow enough to fit through a standard door frame and the bucket can be tipped by lifting pulling up the handle.

Being a Honda it’s apparently quite reliable. This guy used a Power Carrier to lug his stuff across 300 kilometres of Australian desert. Not bad considering the motor is air cooled. Don’t know why he didn’t ride it though.

The Honda Power Carrier eliminates the hard slog of manual carrying. Powered by an efficient, easy starting Honda 4-stroke engine, the HP450K1 is easy to operate with simple and conveniently located controls.

Tags: honda+power+carrier, building+gadgets, powered+wheelbarrow

Dan Ferris is the Red Ferret’s Oceanic correspondent and Associate Editor based in Sydney, Australia. Despite not knowing Russell Crowe or Nicole Kidman, Dan has risen above adversity and now scours the world for interesting tidbits to write about. He spends far too much time photographing stuff and tinkering with computers.

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  • Too bad it does not have a big knob!

  • @Floormaster – Or a radio!

  • Cheers for the write up.

  • Where can you buy one of these? I have looked everywhere! Is there a used market?

    • I don't know where you are Carol, but you can find them new in the UK here:

      You may have more luck googling "Honda Power Carrier" instead of the model no.

  • You can see many in Sweden and Denmakr.

  • Yes, this wheelbarrow is very cool with a good price. I like it very much.

  • This is a very cool wheelbarrow. Its quality is super but the price is good.

  • where can i buy one of these in the U.S. i cant find them in the U.S, anymore.. please help!!

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