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fga
05-01-2005, 06:35 AM
anyone use the 2 wheeled one? i have to buy a new one today, cuz doing sod in the rain yesterday did "Ole Bessie" in.
i like the idea of the 2 wheel being more stable, and handling alittle more weight, but is it a PITA in tight areas, and pivoting?

CamLand
05-01-2005, 06:58 AM
I've got a couple and you said eveything I would have said...

fga
05-01-2005, 07:01 AM
I've got a couple and you said eveything I would have said...
:D i've never used one, i guess i was stating the obvious.

so is it worth it, or would you just stick with the regular?

Home Depot opens in an hour, so i'll be leaving shortly.

stumper1620
05-01-2005, 07:06 AM
2 wheeled is the way to go, Even a kid can use one of them not have problems. more stable also, means more capacity without fear of losing control.

crawdad
05-01-2005, 07:31 AM
A wheel barrel, why would you use this for sod?
http://imagex.homedepot.com/f/248/13340/7d/www.homedepot.com/cmc_upload/HDUS/EN_US/asset/images/eplus/071691133315_3.jpg


I'm just messing with you, remember the last wheel barrel thread? Wow, did that dude get mad! :realmad:
Call it whatever you want, but if I worked at Home Cheapo, I'd show you the barrel, just to pass the time.
As heavy as sod is, I would recommend a two wheeled wheelbarrow, worth the extra money if you do a lot of heavy stuff.
Crawdad

CamLand
05-01-2005, 07:42 AM
Sorry Adam,yeah 2 wheel barrow excellent choice.I still have single track but they sit in the shop in choice of the 2 tracker...

fga
05-01-2005, 07:47 AM
A wheel barrel, why would you use this for sod?
http://imagex.homedepot.com/f/248/13340/7d/www.homedepot.com/cmc_upload/HDUS/EN_US/asset/images/eplus/071691133315_3.jpg


I'm just messing with you, remember the last wheel barrel thread? Wow, did that dude get mad! :realmad:
Call it whatever you want, but if I worked at Home Cheapo, I'd show you the barrel, just to pass the time.
As heavy as sod is, I would recommend a two wheeled wheelbarrow, worth the extra money if you do a lot of heavy stuff.
Crawdad
after mine broke yesterday before i finished... i would have gladly taken that rubbermaid..and been thankful :)

thanks guys,
i'm going with the SUV of wheel barrels :angel:

crawdad
05-01-2005, 08:13 AM
Get the biggest, best one, and paint your company name on it.

Runner
05-01-2005, 08:24 AM
I have two of the single wheeled. A friend of mine uses the two-wheeled ones, and I never used one until about two weeks ago when I just happened to be in the same area as him, so I helped him plant some trees so we would have time to eat. Man, what a difference. The two wheeled ones work great. It does take some getting used to in turning, but well worth it.

Cleanmaxx Brian
05-01-2005, 08:32 AM
Here is an idea:

Take a nice hand truck and make a nice hopper for it. Have the front or the side have the abuility to swing down or lift up to allow for dumping.

I bet someone has already done it :dizzy:

lawnandplow42
05-01-2005, 08:57 AM
Get the biggest, best one, and paint your company name on it.

thats a good idea!


I'd go with the 2 wheeled one. Thats what I have, and its so nice. Its very stable, and has a big body.

Mo Green
05-01-2005, 09:02 AM
I just bought an 8 cubic feet, 2 wheeled unit last week. What a difference. Makes life a bit easier.

Kelly's Landscaping
05-01-2005, 10:25 AM
The 8 cu ft may be fine the 10 is to big we never take it out no one likes it. My reasons for buying it were as you stated but they are heavier so you got to move the extra weight they are to large for top soil it gets heavy quickly the 6 cu ft single wheel ones can become to heavy the duals are even worse. So I knew all this going in and said but I will only use it for mulch and it does hold a lot of mulch. How ever I seldom have beds open enough and free of plants where I can dump loads that big so even there it sees no use plus we sometimes push them up ramps to the back of the truck we have found we hated it there as well.

YardPro
05-01-2005, 10:26 AM
we use the 8cuft. doubles... the 10's are only good for mulch.

slapshotmike24
05-01-2005, 11:19 AM
I would reccomend that you have at least one of both types of wheelbarrels. Two wheeled barrels have their place but for hills, you can't beat a single wheeled. That's my opinion.

DLS1
05-01-2005, 11:25 AM
I got the 2 wheel biggest I could find. Real stable and easier to balance. 2 wheel is my preference. No more tipping over like 1 wheel if a little overloaded on one side.

fromTEXAS!
05-01-2005, 05:34 PM
how about one of them self propeled wheel barrows that cost over a thousand dollars? that'l be cool

kc2006
05-01-2005, 06:07 PM
I just saw a 2 wheeled wheel barrel the other day, first time. Instantly I wanted one, so much easier looking to use.

Adam do you go to maliburacing.com?

hole in one lco
05-01-2005, 06:36 PM
I use the 1 wheel because it buys lunch. If you wont to now how just ask.

Branchland
05-01-2005, 08:00 PM
Got my first 2 wheeled a couple of days ago. Takes some getting used to. I like it for moving mulch cause you can haul more.

grasswhacker
05-01-2005, 08:07 PM
As soon as my 1 wheeler goes I will also get a 2 wheel kind. Have looked at them for a while but the ol' 6 cu fter just keeps on truckin.

Mo Green
05-01-2005, 09:27 PM
I use the 1 wheel because it buys lunch. If you wont to now how just ask.
Okay......how does it buy lunch?

sildoc
05-01-2005, 09:49 PM
Agrifab 10 cuft 2 wheel buggy or barrow. Best I have ever seen. that thing will haul tons and make easy work out of it. When useing it as a barrow take the toung off or if you use it as a buggy behind a tractor or ztr extend the tounge. Plastic hopper makes for easy emptying. Best mulch barro in the business. only load 1/2 way for sod. make sure to put 5-10 psi extra for sod in tires.

hole in one lco
05-01-2005, 11:32 PM
well ill tell you the first guy to bite it with the wheel barrel buys lunch. I ether running the fork or spreading.

clc2003
05-02-2005, 01:45 AM
since we have the wheel barrow debate going on, what does everybody prefer steel or poly?

sildoc
05-02-2005, 01:58 AM
since we have the wheel barrow debate going on, what does everybody prefer steel or poly?
poly. No rust everything slides out easier. I go through at least one wb every 2 years with poly. I could get a longer lasting wb using a steel but production would slow. steel does not hold as much and the weight is a major issue.

kppurn
05-02-2005, 05:59 PM
I use ones with two wheels and 10 Cu. Ft. capacity.

Green Pastures
05-02-2005, 07:50 PM
For me the 2 wheeled wheel barrows are the way to go. I have 2 of them and love them.

sheshovel
05-02-2005, 09:10 PM
Poly 8cu two wheeler is the way to go,I do still use my one wheeler for some stuff but
I also have a wheelbarrow I bet none of you have tried,Called "Easywheeler"ordered from Leevalleytools.com, less than $100.00 works great for mulch and for tight places,and folds up small enough to haul both wheelbarrows with me.Rated to 1000lbs and is so cool cuz you lay it down open it up and rake or fork the mulch right in,great when unloading off my truck to just push it off into the thing..Check it out.Like I said I use all three it's only good for certain things.

GreenMonster
05-02-2005, 09:24 PM
Just got a poly two wheeled 8 cf. Awesome! Still use the one wheel job for beds with lots of plantings.