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Old 05-13-2013, 03:12 PM   #1
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Wheel Barrow

I need a new wheel barrow. Was looking at the 8 cubic foot Jackson dual wheel, but I've read that the poly barrel cracks pretty easily. The other one is the 6 cubic foot with steel handles and flat-free tire from HD. Any other suggestions? This is to move soil/dirt/rocks, mix concrete, etc...
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:58 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by rpearlberg View Post
I need a new wheel barrow.
There's Jackson... and then there's everything else.
For me? 6cf steel pneumatic tire.

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Old 05-13-2013, 06:04 PM   #3
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For what it's worth. I have a close friend who owns a swimming pool company. He has used poly wheelbarrows for the last 6-7 years and loves them. I'm sure they take a beating.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:54 PM   #4
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i have a 6 cu ft true temper one from home depot, steel handles and the solid wheel, and it's been pretty good to me. then again, there's not much to a wheelbarrow...

my only complaint(s) are as follows -

the solid wheel makes for some fun when 'barrowing across uneven surfaces, the durometer could stand to be a couple notches softer.

the angle of handles, coupled with how far the front extends past axle, along with my hand height while pushing causes the front end to catch on the ground. drove me crazy the first couple times i used it, but now i'm aware that i need to be conscious of how high the handles are lifted.

edit - wow! was just at HD and boy has this thing gone up in price. when i got, about 5 years ago, i want to say it was around 60 some odd dollars. now? 90 bucks!

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Old 05-14-2013, 02:57 PM   #5
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I bought the Lifetime brand poly wheelbarrow. It was expensive but has 2 wheels and is great to use. It is easy to carry a lot of weight because you do not need to balance it.

The poly held up great with lots of use until it got cold. One day while it was in the 40's i dropped a log into it as I have done all summer and it caused an 8 inch crack in the poly.

They were good about it and sent me a replacement. I am just a lot more careful with it when the temp drops.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:57 PM   #6
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Rubbermaid brand first one lasted 20years neighbor did a shot put with some cinder blocks and took it out...great for mixing and hauling..this is a redesigned one http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...id=body_rv_img order it on line and they will deliver it free to the local store for pickup

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Old 05-14-2013, 08:47 PM   #7
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i have this one. it works well. especially for the price !
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When not in use, I hang mine up on the garage wall (saves floor-space). If you plan on doing likewise, keep weight in mind.
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