I purchased a DR Powerwagon Pro 6.75 (with electric start) from a DR dealer in Utah. At age 72 I was hoping that this product would make life easier for my wife and I and make gardening that we enjoy a bit less physically taxing for us. The Powerwagon is depicted on the company's website moving a load of logs up a sloping surface. The description states that Powerwagons are "...packed with plenty of muscle, they power up hills, charge through mud and move up to 800 lbs of just about anything." In my experience, this description could not be further from the truth. When I attempted to run the machine up even a 5%-10% grade, with the bed empty or loaded, the wheels simply spun and dug into the ground. To get a load up any slope required two people to aggressively push the DR Powerwagon to stop the wheel spinning--more effort than would have been required to move the material by hand in a wheelbarrow. On flat surfaces, if the wheels encounter even small obstacles (rocks, sticks etc.), they began to spin as well.
I returned the item to the local dealer shortly after purchase and requested a refund based upon the company's advertised "six month customer satisfaction warranty." The dealer contacted DR Power and was told that because I purchased the Powerwagon from a dealer, and not direct from DR Power Equipment, they would not honor the six month customer satisfaction warranty. When I contacted DR Power myself I was told that the dealers are independent from the parent company and they set their own warranty terms and I should have contacted the company directly before buying the item locally. I told them that their advertised six month customer satisfaction warranty does not mention that it is only valid if purchased directly. Their only reply was that is was my fault for not checking with them first before buying it from the local dealer. I am now out $2,400 and my only recourse is to hope that the local dealer can sell it to someone else as a used item, probably at a significant price reduction.