MGB Easy Handling has a range of powered devices designed to move wheelie bins for both light and more heavy duty use.
What is your product?
The MGB Easy Handling range of products are designed to make long distances or the movement of heavy goods over poor terrain easy going. New to the UK, this range of self-propelled materials-handling machines make life easy for domestic and commercial users and meet health and safety requirements.
The range comprises the BinBoy, which is a patented self-loading, powered device for moving heavy wheelie bins. It is designed for light-duty and domestic use.
The Goodsman is for heavy duty service and comprises 100kg & 300kg capacity machines for easy handling over poor surfaces and gradients that are either highly problematic or fail HSE guidelines. Conforming to international design standards, the range features standard logistics models, as well as bespoke designs for specific tasks.
How does it work?
It is battery driven and therefore does not require mains power. BinBoy can move up to 90 kgs over typical gradients, presenting a flexible solution to a variety of manual handling situations.
The proportional control tiller, giving both forward and reverse control, is designed for the fingertips or a gloved hand. The specifically designed handset offers a two speed selection allowing the user to be in complete control at all times for safe and comfortable transit. It is designed for all weather conditions.
Where would it ideally be used?
It easily negotiates kerbs, gradients, deep gravel and rough ground. These machines are the cross-over product from machines like a pallet pump truck or a forklift truck, but this range will negotiate rough terrain with the more eagerness and ease of control.
How is it different?
These products feature power with control. For example a fully laden GoodsMan 300 will not run away down a descent, allowing full control for the user at all times. The design also considers ergonomics and safety, to help prevent repetitive strain injuries from inherent designs of sack trucks.
What benefits does it offer?
One benefits is that with a minimum of instruction, anyone can use them and their running costs are extremely low for moving 300kg numerous times around a typical workplace.
Where has it been used?
Uptake for BinBoy is from the domestic buyer, hospitals, paper archiving and shredding companies and for moving equipment during marquee set up. The GoodsMan 300 have gone into companies moving heavy transformers and test weight equipment and the 100 model is for swift lengthy logistics situations.
The GoodsMan 300 costs £899, the lighter and the more rough terrain ready 100 is £699 while the BinBoy 100 is available at £525, which also includes a goods carrying adaptor. All are supplied with a mains charger and a year’s warranty on all parts with delivery included.
Brief tuition is necessary but expensive user certification is not.
The necessity of having to wait for a heavy machine to service the job is eliminated. The power to weight ratio of a GoodsMan 300 is as efficient as 7.5 to 1.
What about maintenance?
No user maintenance is necessary and the batteries have a typical service life of one year.
How is it future-proofed?
Patents are either awarded or in process.