The Ins and Outs of Power Buggies

When you need to move concrete into tight quarters or remove debris from confined spaces, a power buggy may be just the ticket.

These versatile machines can easily maneuver in and out of areas often inaccessible to larger material handlers. And today’s power buggies include features that further enhance productivity and mobility, such as larger buckets, fold-up platforms and removable tires. Here’s a look at some current models.

Magnum MPB16

The MPB16 power buggy has a heavy-duty steel frame and a four-point wheel stance for maximum stability. Its 16-cu.-ft.-capacity polyethylene bucket has a 2,500-lb. payload capacity. The 13-hp Honda four-stroke engine has recoil start and a 13-gal. top-mounted fuel tank. The MPB16 incorporates a variable-speed hydraulic drive, as well as thumb-operated controls, an ergonomic handle bar and large, slip-resistant rider platform.

Miller Spreader MB16P Power Buggy

The MB16P power buggy offers strength and durability with its 2” x 9” solid-steel frame. All six tires are filled with SuperFlex gel to eliminate downtime and lost productivity caused by flats. The buggy is available with a poly or steel bucket. The 13-hp Honda engine has a recoil or electric start.

Ingersoll-Rand PB16130H

The 16.5-cu.-ft. PB16130H power buggy has a 13-hp Honda engine with electric or recoil start and an extra 3-gal. fuel tank. The unit is available with a steel- or poly-type bucket. The hydrostatic drive system allows simultaneous drive and dump functions, while the hydraulic system allows for aggressive dumping that discharges more of the bucket’s contents. A counter-balanced frame design keeps the tires in contact with the ground in steep conditions, even when the bucket is empty. Optional foam-filled tires allow for added stability.

Stone FB1000 Mud Buggy

The FB1000 Mud Buggy provides the versatility of a stake bed, flat bed and extended flat bed. The stake bed can carry up to 10 cu. ft. with a 2,500-lb. load capacity. Its side panels can be removed for conversion to a flat bed or an extended flat bed for carrying wider loads. The outer tires can be removed to allow the unit to fit through standard doorways. It converts back to a standard mortar buggy in less than 15 minutes.

Crown CB16P Series

The CB16P Series buggies feature enclosed drum brakes that help resist failure due to concrete build-up. A rugged frame runs the entire length of the machine, providing strength and balance to keep the front wheels on the ground, even when climbing steep grades with an empty bucket. Powered by a 13-hp Honda engine, the units also feature 6-gal. fuel tanks and 16-cu.-ft.-capacity cross-link polymer buckets. The riding platform locks in an upright position for walk-behind applications.

Multiquip WPB-16EAWD

The WPB-16EAWD all-wheel-drive power buggy has a 16-cu.-ft.-capacity bucket that can carry up to 2,500 lbs. of material on dual wheels or 1,000 lbs. on single wheels. A heavy-duty frame with a low center of gravity increases stability and traction. The traction-assist valve allows users to activate all-wheel drive without restarting the 18-hp Vanguard engine. The buggy can run up to 8 hours with a 5.5-gal. fuel tank.

Terex Amida Hydraulic Power Buggies

The 1,500-lb.-capacity WAPB-10 Amida hydraulic power buggy features an 8-hp Honda GX-240 engine, while the 2,500-lb.-capacity WAPB-16 has a larger 11-hp Honda GX-240 engine. Variable hydrostatic-drive transmissions provide travel speeds up to 7 mph. Seamless polyethylene buckets offer full hydraulic dump and return. Other features include a rugged steel frame construction and a large rider platform.

Ausa 400 AHG

The 400 AHG features a large, 8,800-lb.-capacity bucket and a rotating hopper that enables it to dump within a 180-ft. radius. A rugged articulated chassis allows for improved rough-terrain performance. The unit is equipped with an Isuzu diesel engine, automatic hydrostatic transmission and permanent four-wheel drive. It also includes hydraulic steering and brakes and ROPS arch protection.