Muck-Truck Story

The concept of the motorized wheelbarrow originated when Niche Product Sales CEO, Terry Rowlands designed a hydraulic tipping system for the first micro dumper introduced into the UK by Honda. The Honda HP400 powered carrier was sold through the existing dealer network and the concept of micro dumpers was then recognized in the industry for hire along-side micro/mini diggers.

The family have always been active as designers and manufacturers and started a company in 1985 with partners Roger and Christine Dee returned to the UK after spending 3 years designing, manufacturing and marketing products in the USA for the construction industry.

3 years later, Deesign Partnership had won the first ever BBC Design Awards competition in 1988, for their expertise in design, featuring the very first micro digger now known as Toe-Hoe, and various other small construction and earthmoving equipment including Muck-truk which was a ride on machine.


We soon realised there was a need for a lighter, smoother, faster and more cost effective micro-dumper than was available in the market place, hence the first motorised wheelbarrow (Bizzy) was developed by Terry in 1986. The first machine had only two front drive wheels and had to be supported by the operator. Although it worked quite well it was certainly not as user friendly as the current micro-dumper, it wasn't too long before the first pedestrian motorised wheelbarrow (micro-dumper) was designed.

Since 1993 the muck-truck® has evolved to become the worlds most popular pedestrian micro-dumper. The secret behind the continued success of the muck-truck is constant research, development and listening to our customer feedback. Our success has evolved to now manufacturing the muck-truck® power barrow in 4 continents world wide.


Muck Truck UK Ltd

27D, Pennygillam Way
Pennygillam Industrial Estate
PL15 7ED

UK Tel: +44 (0) 1566 777 140
UK Fax: +44 (0) 1566 777 706


Registered in England No. 05316921 Company VAT No. 878 792 249