The 10 Best Wheelbarrows
Have you ever wondered which wheelbarrow is the best wheelbarrow? Probably not, since this tool has been around since 100AD, we tend to let it go for granted. Wheelbarrows have come a long way since being invented in China all those centuries ago, and we have put together a list of the ten best wheelbarrows we could find. Imagine life without the humble wheelbarrow? You would have to haul heavy loads of debris from one corner of the garden to the next; a simple project would take hours. To save time while cutting the grass, consider investing in a riding lawn mower – see our guide.
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- The Top Ten Wheelbarrows
With the right wheelbarrow, you can finish the job quickly and easily, and without too much strain. Obviously, a little old lady who enjoys tending to her petunias will not need a heavy duty Jackson wheelbarrow. Luckily, there are numerous wheelbarrows and garden tools available on the market, and thanks to our list, you can now purchase the best one for your needs. Gardeners may find a string trimmer useful. If you are experiencing snow at the moment, a snow blower or snow shovel may be more suitable. See the top snow shovels here.
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|Picture||Wheelbarrow||Tray Size||Load Capacity||Weight|
|Marathon Dualwheel Yard Rover||5 Cubic Foot||300 lbs||29 lbs|
|WORX Aerocart Multifunction Wheelbarrow||3 Cubic Foot||300 lbs||48 lbs|
|Garden Star 70018||4 Cubic Foot||300 lbs||18 lbs|
|Gorilla Carts GOR4PS||4 Cubic Foot||600 lbs||31.5 lbs|
|Mac Sports WTC-124||3.4 Cubic Foot||150 lbs||22.5 lbs|
|Jackson M6T22||6 Cubic Foot||300 lbs||48 lbs|
|Ames True Temper R6STSP25||6 Cubic Foot||400 lbs||42.4 lbs|
|Bosmere W302 Folding Wheelbarrow||3.25 Cubic Foot||100 lbs||9.5 lbs|
|Lifetime 65034||6.5 Cubic Foot||550 lbs||48.9 lbs|
|Giantex Heavy Duty 2 Garden Cart||6 Cubic Foot||330 lbs||25 lbs|
What to Look For When Buying a Wheelbarrow
Before you rush out to buy the first wheelbarrow you see, you need to know that they come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, and all this is covered in our buying guide. The size of a wheelbarrow should be one of the first things you look at when shopping for a wheelbarrow. If you are an average size person, then most wheelbarrows should suit your height. However, if you are tall, you might find yourself stopping and straining over the wheelbarrow.
Then again, if you are short, you might struggle to lift a standard wheelbarrow high enough to empty it. Most wheelbarrows are sold pre-assembled, but some need to be assembled first. Take note of the height measurements, or if possible, give the demo a test run around the hardware shop.
- Tray Size ( Cubic Foot )
Secondly, the type of material that a wheelbarrow is made of is also worth considering. Some are made from weather and rust resistant material, while others from PVC canvas. Obviously, if you are planning on hauling a few heavy duty loads, you will not purchase a canvas wheelbarrow.
Some wheelbarrows are just more durable than others, although all of them basically serve the same purpose at the end of the day. The tires on a wheelbarrow are a prime example of this, and you should opt for flat-free tires if possible. Comfortable grip handlebars are a plus, but not a necessity and the wood handles are less likely to bend or buckle.
It makes sense that if you need to do contracting work, then you should have a contractor’s wheelbarrow. A plastic tub is not going to support a load of bricks as well as a seamless steel tub will. Also, your granny will not need a super durable wheelbarrow to tend to her flowers.
You would think that if you’ve seen one wheelbarrow, then you’ve seen them all right? We have compiled a list of ten very different wheelbarrows, and each one has its own set of unique features.
The best thing to do when choosing a wheelbarrow is to give it a test run in the hardware shop. If you struggle to push and pull it around the shop, then the chances are you will struggle even more when it is fully loaded. You will also be able to determine if it has a solid, sturdy feel to it or a hollow wobbly one. Buying a plastic wheelbarrow just because it is a cheaper option, might cost you a whole lot more in the long run on repairs, or a replacement.
After reading our article, you should have more or less a better idea of what to look for in a wheelbarrow. It will make a huge difference if you know exactly what you are going to be using the wheelbarrow for. This is not a product that you want to buy on the fly and should be thought of as a long-term investment.
When not in use, stand the wheelbarrow up on its tip, leaning against a wall, preferably under the overhang of a roof. Rainwater that collects in the wheelbarrow can rust it out. This is not true of a barrow with a plastic dish, but even so, it will take pressure off the rubber tire and prevent a place for mosquitoes to breed.
Did you know?
Late in the 1800’s when work was scarce and transportation was limited, miners often used to travel about the region using a wheelbarrow to carry all of their possessions. In 2004, as a tribute to these early pioneers and to honor their amazing trail-blazing feats, the road between Mareeba and Chillagoe was named the Wheelbarrow Way. Read more about the history of the wheelbarrow here, or in this study here.