Chip (Charles) Michel is the inventor of our original power-assisted wheelbarrow. He developed a prototype in his garage and continues to work in product development at our St. Paul facility.
While struggling in his back yard with a conventional, unstable wheelbarrow, Chip decided he needed something that wasn’t powered by his back and arm muscles. He couldn’t find anything that wasn’t industrial-grade or astronomically expensive. So he invented his own electric-powered wheelbarrow and we’ve been selling them all over North America ever since.
Our original product was called the Power Assist Wheelbarrow (PAW) before we changed the name to Chore Warrior to encompass a variety of new product lines. We do all our assembly, distribution, marketing and research and development in St. Paul, MN.
We love being in the problem-solving business. And Chore Warrior solves a lot of problems.
Joy and Bob Gamache are horse lovers with a small stable. They saddle up their Chore Warrior every day to carry supplies and pick up paddocks, in all kinds of weather conditions. It’s an indispensable tool that makes managing their farm so much easier.
Henry age 7 moves a heavy load of beach gear from the parking lot over the sand with only the help of the Chore Warrior.
The Miracle of Birth barn at the Minnesota State Fair needed a helping hand. So Chore Warrior donated a wheelbarrow to help the 4-H kids haul hay and feed, pile after pile, for miles and miles. Now we’re speculating about the Chore Warrior’s capacity for mini-donuts and corn dogs.
Bernie endorses the Chore Warrior because the stable platform eliminates spillage and the drive system does all the work.
Gary Lovrine loves using his Chore Warrior wheelbarrow and his kids have fun doing their chores. Cleaning horse stalls is a daily task and navigating up and down hills is way easier with push-button power. Hauling long distances is no big deal and the large tub capacity means less loads, with the motor bearing the brunt of the work. And the battery keeps its charge for hours and recharges quickly. Gary’s kids seem to recharge quickly too.
Jeff owns and runs a gun range in northern Minnesota. He needed a better way to move his weapons and ammunition up and down hills, and hundreds of yards across the range. The tireless drive system on the Chore Warrior was the perfect solution. Now he has the power and mobility to make his tasks easier.
When Sandy doesn’t want to bother her spouse when he’s just put his feet up and cracked a beer, she calls on her Chore Warrior. It pitches right in to move dirt, branches and debris up their front yard hill and around the house. Her husband loves Chore Warrior too. He plans to get her another one soon.
In spring, Ben and his Chore Warrior collect sap from 120 tapped trees in a suburban Maine neighborhood for maple syrup production. Each collection run is nearly a half mile, and when full, the 35-gallon tank weighs nearly 300 lbs. The Chore Warrior’s upgraded tires give Ben great traction through mud and spring snow.
Jack Barrett chops, hauls and splits and wood on a small island in northern Minnesota. It’s the only fuel source for heating his often-snowbound cabin. Besides wood, he uses his Chore Warrior wheelbarrow for rocks, groceries and to resupply a heavy, eight-gallon water tank. His Chore Warrior gobbles up and spits out whatever he fills it with–and comes back for more. And he loves that the battery lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge. So do his back muscles.
The gunsmith at the Saxonville armory needed to bring his precision tools and test weapons to the gun range to test repairs and modifications. The Chore Warrior drive system was the perfect solution to his problem.
Ben added a blade to his Chore Warrior and it has helped him keep his walks clear ever since.
As an astronomy hobbyist, I’ve built several of my own telescopes over the past 20 years. This scope weighs about 140 lbs. and (when folded) is pushed like a wheelbarrow up a couple of car ramps into my vehicle for transport to a dark sight. So, I’ve been looking for a way to add some power assist when pushing it up the ramps. I came across your videos for the PAW Chore Warrior and thought it looked like a perfect match for my needs.
Madeline loves her independence. But now and then, she needs help with the heavy lifting. So the 85-year-old uses her Chore Warrior wheelbarrow to bring firewood to her Northern California home. When you’re dealing with floods, fires and drought, it’s nice to have powerful friend to help get things done.
Doug loves flying planes and is part of the The Commemorative Air Force. More than once, he’s hurt his back pushing a plane in and out of a hanger. His modified Chore Warrior gave him wings, by moving planes in a safer, faster and more controllable fashion.