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    Any suggestions on a good quality wheelbarrow?

  • #2
    At last, a thread that will surely give the Chinese the credit they deserve...

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    • #3
      Try a Builders barrow.

      Here is mine - never regretted it for a minuts as it has done all I needed of it.

      http://www.vetner.com.au/product-ran...ilders-barrow/

      Other links:

      http://www.google.com.au/#hl=en&suge...w=1920&bih=846

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      • #4
        Cue all the people saying to get one with solid wheels, who obviously all own perfectly flat and stone free areas they want to use it in

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        • #5
          Depending on what you use the wheel barrow for and how often, sometimes a solid wheel makes more sense than a pneumatic one. I rarely use my wheel barrow and when I do, it's for light loads and only a few of them. I got fed up with finding the stock pneumatic tire flat when I needed it and when it finally aged enough that it wouldn't hold air, I replaced it with a solid tire which has been trouble free.
          Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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          • #6
            Oh Oh Oh, Gentlemen this is my area of expertise! Some of you know that I am a farmer(horses not crops) and not a machinist. Wheelbarrows are my life.

            As in the machining posts we need more info from you. What usage, what capacity, what terrain? I have at least 6 wheelbarrows on my place. Three galvanized steel and three plastic two wheeled wheelbarrows. Oh I forgot, I also have a wheelbarrow that attaches to my excavator for cement work!

            So give us more information and then we can answer your question.

            Or as JTeirs is fond of writing: "This thread is useless without more information."
            Location: The Black Forest in Germany

            How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

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            • #7
              Ummmm, real wheel barrows have only one wheel. Two wheeled ones are called hand carts(?).

              How about one of these?

              (..there are many variations on this theme)
              Last edited by The Artful Bodger; 02-24-2013, 04:46 AM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by The Artful Bodger View Post
                Ummmm, real wheel barrows have only one wheel. Two wheeled ones are called hand carts(?).

                How about one of these?

                (..there are many variations on this theme)
                Put a hole in the chair seat and you have a true porta potty!
                Location: The Black Forest in Germany

                How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MrFluffy View Post
                  Cue all the people saying to get one with solid wheels, who obviously all own perfectly flat and stone free areas they want to use it in
                  Horses for courses. I am in the middle of renovating a house, and our building site seems to be a giant magnet for stray screws and other pointy objects, no matter how vigilant I am or how often I sweep the drive and pathways. In the past 18 months, I have replaced punctured tubed tyres on two of our three wheelbarrows with solid tyres, and the (now punctured) third wheel will also be getting a solid. I have also had to repair three punctured car tyres in the same period...

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                  • #10
                    'Put a hole in the chair seat and you have a true porta potty!'

                    Yeah, but when you go to move it, ya gotta watch that first step
                    I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by darryl View Post
                      'Put a hole in the chair seat and you have a true porta potty!'

                      Yeah, but when you go to move it, ya gotta watch that first step
                      Dang, a coffee-on-the-keyboard moment!
                      Weston Bye - Author, The Mechatronist column, Digital Machinist magazine
                      ~Practitioner of the Electromechanical Arts~

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by The Artful Bodger View Post
                        Ummmm, real wheel barrows have only one wheel. Two wheeled ones are called hand carts(?).

                        How about one of these?

                        (..there are many variations on this theme)
                        I am having some difficulty deciding how I would transport myself around with that.
                        Weston Bye - Author, The Mechatronist column, Digital Machinist magazine
                        ~Practitioner of the Electromechanical Arts~

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Weston Bye View Post
                          I am having some difficulty deciding how I would transport myself around with that.
                          Weston haven't you ever seen a Western film. The cowboys always grab a chair and turn it around. So in this particular instance you straddle the chair backwards and grab the handles. Now you can go from place to place while sitting.

                          As to the porta potty first step. Simple, Just back away. Duh!

                          You guys don't know sh!t!!!!!
                          Location: The Black Forest in Germany

                          How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

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                          • #14
                            Personally, I think the standard wheel barrow is a poor design for most uses; carrying 1/2 the weight on you, it's also tippy, and the wheels are small diameter making them harder to push. Here is a design that I have come up with based on a manufactured cart by the now defunt Gleason Industries. I used common kids bike tires available new and cheap or used and cheaper. Buy the bike toss the frame. We have used these many years and can carry quite a heavy load. You can fit it with side boards for loose materials, a wheel barrow tub for concrete, or shelves for trays of items.

                            The only shortcoming is it must be unloaded from the non handle end first. You will be reminded every time you don't follow this rule, and your load will be all over the ground.







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                            • #15
                              This is how you push a "hand cart" the easy way. My ten year old daughter is too small to empty it when it is full. With my knees as bad as they are I don't like to push it very far. So I do it this way.

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiq4Ba2biMk
                              Location: The Black Forest in Germany

                              How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

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