Knowing the volume of your wheelbarrow can help you figure out how many trips you need to make when hauling a full load. Wheelbarrows come in a variety of volumes to accommodate different load sizes and applications. They range anywhere from 2 cubic feet, which are shallow to 6 cubic feet, which are much deeper. A standard garden wheelbarrow with a deep basin can hold up to 3 cubic feet, and the shallower ones hold up to 2 cubic feet.
One cubic yard of mulch is equivalent to 27 cubic feet; this means you would have to make nine trips using a standard wheelbarrow of 3cubic feet. A deeper wheelbarrow would mean fewer trips, but also a heavier load. If you are starting a new project from scratch, you might want to calculate the amount of material you be hauling. This will help you to choose the correct size wheelbarrow that’s best for the job.
How to mix Concrete in a Wheelbarrow?
No cement mixer? No problem. With a little elbow grease, you can mix medium size batches of concrete in the tub of your wheelbarrow. Follow these easy steps to get the perfect concrete mix right in your wheelbarrow.
- Place the bag of concrete mix in one end of the wheelbarrow and cut it open. Empty the mix into the wheelbarrow.
- Pour a measured amount of water from a jug or bucket instead of using the garden hose.
- Drag a spade or hoe through the mix to make a trough. Add more water if the mix is crumbly.
- Once you have the desired consistency, you can pour the concrete by tipping the wheelbarrow, or simply haul it to where you need it.
- Scrub your wheelbarrow and tools with a steel brush and rinse well. Hardened concrete is practically impossible to get off of your tools.
Can you get fold Wheelbarrows?
Folding wheelbarrows make garden and household work lighter and easier. They are easy to store thanks to the fact that they can fold up into a compact storage size. Folding wheelbarrows are usually made from a durable canvas material, and have extra built-in storage pockets for small tools. Even though these wheelbarrows are made from canvas, they do have a maximum load capacity.
The canvas inner is supported by a durable metal frame which is surprisingly lightweight. Although folding wheelbarrows are strong and durable, they are not meant for heavy-duty applications. Their maximum capacity is much smaller compared to standard wheelbarrows. Some folding wheelbarrows have more than one wheel to help support heavier loads.
Usually there will be between two, three, or four wheels this does make it more difficult to tip and empty. It also can be quite a problem when it comes to guiding or maneuvering the wheelbarrow through narrow spaces.
What are the Benefits of the Worx Aerocart Multifunction Wheelbarrow?
The Worx Aerocart is a multipurpose wheelbarrow and yard cart. This cart has features such as oversized, flat-free tires and fold-out extension arms. The Aerocart is able to perform the task of 8 different carts namely;
- Hand truck
- Cylinder holder
- Potted plant mover
- Rock Lifter
- Bag Holder
- Trailer Mover
- Extended Dolly
The Aerocart has a 300lb weight capacity and a 3-foot cubic tub. The tub is slightly narrow and a bit shallow, but you would not be able to use it as a handcart if the tub was any wider. It is still quite capable of hauling loads of wood, rocks and building supplies. The extension arms can handle loads of up to 80lbs, and the patented two-wheel design adjusts the center of gravity.
This makes hauling larger loads more manageable. The Aerocart makes a 200lb load feel much lighter, so it’s easy on your joints and back.