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coolbrze
03-26-2010, 03:37 PM
Looking to add another wheelbarrow this spring. I'm thinking the Jackson wheelbarrows are the best out there. We'll be using this for mulching to bringing patio bases in (stone, sand, rock dust) & everything in between. Probably a 6 cu. ft. steel tray single tire (flat free or tubed???) will be best. What do you all think, any suggestions or tips?

KathysLGC
03-26-2010, 04:04 PM
One of our best wheelbarrows is the poly Jackson. We have the single wheel and double wheel.

br549oicu8
03-26-2010, 04:21 PM
http://jeepwheelbarrows.com/wb8pdfrh.php

We use this model and it's really held up well!!

FLAhaulboy
03-26-2010, 05:04 PM
http://www.cariolawheelbarrow.com/video_stuff/DSL_Cariola.wmv


At about 1:30 into the video, watch the guy beating the plastic tub with a sledge hammer!

SperaLandscaping
03-26-2010, 07:41 PM
I use a jackson double wheel poly. I think they are the best out there as well.

snowjeep
03-26-2010, 11:20 PM
I like the look of the jeep one. WHere can you get one from?

FLAhaulboy
03-27-2010, 11:04 AM
I was moving a sago palm down some steps yesterday & the back part of the ploy broke off the back bolts. I doubt I'll be buying another Jackson "poly" wheelbarrow, as I think the poly is too weak around the bolts. This might be my next wheelbarrow, 7.75 cu ft two wheel poly barrow:

http://www.cariolawheelbarrow.com/purchase.html




http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=461&pictureid=3048

FLAhaulboy
03-27-2010, 11:08 AM
http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=461&pictureid=3048

grassman177
03-27-2010, 03:52 PM
I like the look of the jeep one. WHere can you get one from?

you might pm my dad or he may chime in, but i think we mail ordered it direct, but he would know since he bought it. i can back his claim though as it is a very tough unit. we can easily put 8=10 2 cu ft bags of wet mulch in there no problem. is very easy to manuever around too

KathysLGC
03-27-2010, 10:38 PM
http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=461&pictureid=3048

Looking at the way that broke it seems the bolts were too tight. I know because I tightened mine down and one cracked. It's about a one inch crack at the bolt area. Funny because we have gone into woods to get big rocks for stone walls and have thrown 100+ pound rocks in it and it never once looked like it was gonna break. Tighten the bolt too much and there you go...

LB1234
03-29-2010, 09:31 AM
I was moving a sago palm down some steps yesterday & the back part of the ploy broke off the back bolts. I doubt I'll be buying another Jackson "poly" wheelbarrow, as I think the poly is too weak around the bolts. This might be my next wheelbarrow, 7.75 cu ft two wheel poly barrow:

http://www.cariolawheelbarrow.com/purchase.html




http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=461&pictureid=3048


tree dolly wouldn't have broke. seems more like operator error.

EcoGreen Services
03-29-2010, 10:03 AM
IMO, Nothing I've used beats Erie.
Just got a new one like this. Aluminum handles, dual flat free tires.
http://www.sinclairerie.com/PRODUCTS/contractor%20wb/1055SERIES/10582W%20front_small.jpg
I hate plastic tubs, they just never last for us.

http://www.sinclairerie.com/PRODUCTS/contractor%20wb/1055SERIES/1055%20SERIES.html

I just put new handles on a 12 year old Erie on the weekend, $22 isn't bad after 12 years.

snowjeep
03-29-2010, 10:36 AM
That erie looks nice. Do you have to order them online? What was the price of the one you have pictured? I liked the jeep but they are close to $200 and would have to order, so it would be closer to $250.

mnglocker
03-29-2010, 10:36 AM
I run steel Jacksons; Lifetime warranty, that's hard to beat.

br549oicu8
03-29-2010, 01:35 PM
I bought our Jeep wheelbarrow from a roofing supply in Kansas City. They are popular for flat roofing jobs in commercial applications hauling materials. With the no flat tires, they love them.
Seems like I paid close to $200 for it but it sure beats the others we had. I see a few others suggested here, and they may even be better. I can only speak for the Jeep.
Good Luck

EcoGreen Services
03-29-2010, 04:02 PM
That erie looks nice. Do you have to order them online? What was the price of the one you have pictured? I liked the jeep but they are close to $200 and would have to order, so it would be closer to $250.

It was $215 Canadian so I imagine it would be cheaper in the US.
I just had my local TSC order it in since they didn't stock that particular model

FLAhaulboy
03-29-2010, 10:03 PM
[QUOTE=FLAhaulboy;3491055]I was moving a sago palm down some steps yesterday & the back part of the ploy broke off the back bolts. I doubt I'll be buying another Jackson "poly" wheelbarrow, as I think the poly is too weak around the bolts. This might be my next wheelbarrow, 7.75 cu ft two wheel poly barrow:

http://www.cariolawheelbarrow.com/purchase.html



I emailed Cariola over the weekend of prices, for (1) 7.75 cu ft one wheelbarrow & the same with the dual wheels, here is the response:

"Hello -
I am following up to your inquiry in the wheelbarrows.
Both size wheelbarrows are $365.00 per each.
The dual wheel kit $70.00 additional.
The shipping charges would be $136.00 for the order of 1 wheelbarrow and the dual wheel kit to Florida.

These wheelbarrows are really worth every penny. Normally, the only calls we get for replacement parts are for new tubs. This is due to them falling off trucks, getting driven over, etc. And this is generally after 10-12 years of having the wheelbarrow. The contractor purchases a new tub for $138.00 and they are all set for another 10-12 years.

Let me know if you have any other questions.
Thanks, ""
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Wow!!! If this wheelbarrow would last me 10+ years, I'd buy one but I'd hate to pay that kind of $ to find out how long it would last the way I abuse wheelbarrows! :weightlifter:

grassman177
03-29-2010, 10:23 PM
that eire looks super nice, very durable. curious the overall weight of that vs the jeep we have. the jeep is also metal frame and handles, but i dont know what kind.