The 5 best electric and thermal motorized forklifts

motorized wheelbarrow

Less effort required!

Electric or thermal forklifts are ideal for moving heavy loads more easily, especially since most don’t even need to be lifted.

Whether you prefer gasoline or batteries, here is my selection of best motorized trucks.

rating 5 out of 5


Denqbar DQ-0289

Editor’s note: 5 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

wheelbarrow with combustion engine denqbar dq-0289A super versatile motorized wheelbarrow! Capable of supporting a load of up to 300 kg, the Denqbar DQ-0289 is the ideal tool for easily moving earth, wood, stones, rubble, concrete or even building materials. Its transport tray, both large capacity and sufficiently deep, is perfectly adapted, and also has optimal maneuverability. In addition to its 4 all-terrain pneumatic tires, the handlebar grips have been designed for intuitive use and it has a total of 4 gears, including 1 in reverse. Thanks to its powerful 4.8 kW (6.5 HP) petrol engine, nothing can resist it: it is even capable of crossing slopes of 20%, enough to be useful in absolutely all situations!

My opinion : This Denqbar is really cool! Of all the combustion engine forklifts I’ve had the opportunity to drive, this one is definitely my favorite and for several reasons. Already, with its maximum load of 300 kg, it makes the perfect link between the needs of professionals and those of individuals. Whether for a construction site or to transport wood, it is very practical. And when it comes to its design, it really delivers in all areas. The bed is wide, the wheels are tall, and the maneuverability is excellent. Even its width of 76 cm allows it to pass everywhere, even through a door frame. Admittedly, it does not have the same price as a conventional or even electric forklift, but once adopted, it is impossible to do without it!

rating 5 out of 5

Denqbar DQ-0290

Editor’s note: 5 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

wheelbarrow with internal combustion engine denqbar dq-0290Thanks to his fingerprints, he knows no limits! The Denqbar DQ-0290 makes its way through all types of terrain, whether steep, muddy or even full of stones or roots. It must be said that this thermal forklift is equipped with a powerful 6.6 kW (9 hp) engine and its performance is therefore exceptional. This is all the more true since its transport platform can accommodate a load of 500 kg and is also equipped with hydraulic tilting to limit user fatigue. Solid and comfortable to hold, it also has intuitive handlebar grips, extremely precise steering and 4 different speeds, including 1 reverse. Compact, it is finally only 72 cm wide, enough to pass easily even through a door.

My opinion : When it comes to off-roading, nothing can compete with a tracked forklift! Tank style, this Denqbar goes absolutely anywhere and doesn’t care about rough surfaces. If this functionality is obviously one of the strengths of this model, in other areas it is doing perfectly well. With a maximum load of 500 kg, it is perfectly suitable for professional use (or personal and demanding use), its very well designed handlebars allow it to be maneuvered easily and the fact that the tank is equipped with hydraulic tilting, it is the icing on the Top cake. on the cake! If it is clearly not aimed at all audiences, it has absolutely everything you need to seduce those interested. If this is your case, I advise you not to hesitate.

rated 4.5 out of 5

Greenworks G40GC

Editor’s note: 4.5 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

greenworks g40gc electric wheelbarrowWith this electric wheelbarrow, transporting heavy objects in the garden has never been easier! In addition to its maximum load of 100 kg, the Greenworks G40GC can reach a speed of 4.2 km/h forward and 2.4 km/h reverse, enough to accompany its user ideally. Your shipping container also benefits from a lever-operated, spring-loaded tipping device, so it can be unloaded quickly and effortlessly. It works with a 40 V battery, it is very easy to start and at the same time it is much more pleasant to use than a thermal model, in particular because it does not emit smoke, generates little vibration and allows gardening without make too much noise.

My opinion : Just because of its more affordable price, electric forklifts are more dedicated to individuals, and of all the ones I had the opportunity to try, this Greenworks is the one that appealed to me the most. If the lack of brakes is something that bothered me a bit (it would have been helpful on the hills), otherwise I found it did a great job. Its single wheel at the rear allows it to be guided and swiveled at will and the transport tray jack, similar to those mounted on car trunks, is ideal for limiting fatigue. The 100 kg weight is also perfect for moving stones, wood or even dirt. It is important to specify that it is sold without battery or charger, but if you already have tools of the brand, the batteries are 100% compatible.

rating 5 out of 5

Makita DCU180Z

Editor’s note: 5 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

makita dcu180z wheelbarrow electric motorConvertible as needed! The Makita DCU180Z is not an electric wheelbarrow like the others since it simply comes in the form of a frame to which you can add a bin or a bucket. Versatile, it is also solid and powerful since it is capable of carrying a maximum load of 130 kg and reaches a speed of 3.5 km/h. (A second gear is also available, this time in reverse, at 1.5 km/h.) Powered by an 18 V battery, it can hold a second to extend its range and thus use it longer. Finally, it benefits from a smooth and jerk-free start, a brake present on the front and rear wheels and a small specificity, 2 LED headlights are also present to handle it in complete safety and reliability, even in dark environments. .

My opinion : This Makita is a unique solution: sold without a transport tray, you can equip it with a simple tray or a classic tray, and you also have the option of switching between the two! This is what makes this model so interesting, but not only for this reason, it seems to me one of the best on the market. It is a professional electric forklift that is also very well designed, super solid (we find the brand’s manufacturing quality) and easy to maneuver. Details such as the brakes that make you feel safe on the descents or the headlights to see well are also additional assets that you will not find anywhere else. For the garden or even construction sites, it’s simply excellent!

rating 4 out of 5

ZI-EWB500LI rack

Editor’s note: 4 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

rack zi-ewb500li electric motor wheelbarrowBeneath its classic design, the ZI-EWB500LI zipper actually hides a battery-powered motor that makes it significantly less tiring when carrying heavy loads. It is an electric forklift that is actually capable of carrying 150 kg and can also reach a speed of 7 km/h. It therefore guarantees quick movements in the garden, but in complete safety thanks to its large front wheel which allows it to be handled even on the most uneven terrain. Thanks to the handlebar control, acceleration is also very easy and you only have to stop accelerating for it to stop. Finally, the supplied 24 V battery allows you to benefit from an autonomy of up to 8 hours, enough to last a whole day.

My opinion : I had no idea what to expect before trying this Zipper and in the end, for less than 500€, I think it’s a good choice. Of course, unlike other models, it requires a little more effort on your part since it has only one wheel: you will have to lift it before rolling it, like a classic wheelbarrow. But thanks to its good quality engine, fatigue is still significantly reduced. And since it’s sturdy and can hold up to 150 kg, there’s also plenty to make it useful for many tasks. If your budget is still quite limited and you cannot afford a more advanced model, this is a good alternative.

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