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Old 05-13-2013, 01:48 PM
rpearlberg rpearlberg is offline
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Wheel Barrow

I need a new wheel barrow. I had a $50 steel one and the handle snapped in half and I popped the tire. It's mainly used for soil/dirt, but occasionally rocks/pavers, etc...

Home Depot is the most convenient...

Any suggestions on which one to get?
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:30 PM
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Wheel Barrow

The orange true temper one. Has steel handles and a flat free tire. I use it mostly for mixing cement and mulch. Very good product
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:41 PM
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I aquired one with two tires from a friend, not sure what brand but it's awesome, I've been using it since last June and have overloaded it countless times with rocks and dirt and it's sturdy as can be. I can wheel it with a light load or empty and still hold my beer can't do that with a one wheeler. I helped a friend with some mulch the other day and his had one wheel and I hated it. Just something too think about...two wheels are better than one.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:43 PM
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a friend has the two wheel poly Jackson one and it's nice, but it's $125....maybe worth it though? no flat-free tires...
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:43 PM
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I have the blue Jackson model. I originally bought a Jackson with a flat free tire but returned it. The flat free was just too much rolling resistance when loaded. I returned it and bought a traditional pneumatic tire model from Home Depot.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:44 PM
rpearlberg rpearlberg is offline
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will the poly hold up better than the steel? i guess i could spend the money now and only buy once....
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:54 PM
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the reviews on HD.com are terrible. say the barrel cracks....I have a lot of rocks in the yard so i maybe should avoid the poly?
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:07 PM
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For strictly mulch work I use True Temper poly from Home Depot $70. Lightweight with easy to steer and maneuver handles make it the perfect mulch wheel barrow.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:16 AM
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i think i'm going to get the 6 cubic ft Jackson Steel with knobby tire from HD. $99. I looked at it last night and has a nice feel to it.
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:32 PM
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i think i'm going to get the 6 cubic ft Jackson Steel with knobby tire from HD. $99. I looked at it last night and has a nice feel to it.
That's probably the best bang for the buck. I've done some landscaping for different guys over the years, and Jackson's were the best I've used. I even worked for a guy doing stonework for a few months, and even after taking a hammer to it almost every day to clean out dried concrete/mortar mix it help up really well. As a homeowner now I got the blue Jackson at lowe's for $100. The next best options were $70, and seemed to have issues after a few years or snapped handles based on reviews. What's $100 if it lasts you 10 years (or more)?
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