NuStar, Inc. (Shakopee, MN) has introduced a new stainless steel pedestrian-operated, battery-operated Power Pusher. Unlike forklifts or other ride-on equipment, the Power Pusher runs on batteries so it does not consume gasoline, diesel, or propane and does not emit harmful exhaust or fumes. It is significantly less expensive than a forklift and operators do not need a license, says the company. It comes with a built in battery charger that plugs into a standard outlet. With a footprint less than two square yards, the Power Pusher can be stored at a jobsite and transported from site to site. One person can use the Power Pusher to efficiently push, pull, and maneuver wheeled loads up to 150,000 pounds.
See the Power Pusher in action at www.powerpusher.com.