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Old 03-12-2014, 09:47 PM
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Best wheelbarrow for the $$?

Lets talk about this very important piece of equipment, the wheelbarrow. I have used many different types, dual wheel, metal and plastic. I am now in the market again. I found a nice one at tractor supply for $80, it is super light and all metal which has its pluses and minuses. I hear the metal ones rust real easy, especially after they got dings and water penetrates in. I wonder if fluid film would fix this? Then, i saw someone on here had a real nice plastic one they got from lowes, still have to go check that one out. But i am figuring out what i am looking for, cheap, light, and tough. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Let's figure out the best bang for the buck wheelbarrow.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:28 PM
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The best bang for the Buck, hands down has to be the "true Temper" 6cuft that was left at my house. Its an older one, and was free. They are thicker than the newer version and seem much sturdier. For mulch, this thing would last a while, but compost, dirt or concrete would crush it haha.
I have replaced the wheels on both of my POS wheel barrows. TSC had a 13" pneumatic with dual wheel bearings for 9 bucks, so I got a few. That's the price of just the tube @ Lowe's
I'm interested too. Mainly in reveiws/issues with the larger 10cuft dual wheeled ones.
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:44 PM
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jackson contractor grade 6 cu ft or AM Leonard 6 cu ft. We have a 10 cu ft that we only use for mulching and only at certain accounts--not worth it IMHO
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Old 03-16-2014, 01:08 PM
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AM Leonard 8 cu ft. single wheeled. best you'll buy, not too big or too small
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Old 03-16-2014, 02:09 PM
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A bit costly but I like the Lifetime wheelbarrow and the Lifetime yard cart.
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:17 PM
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Jacksons are 100 assembled at home depot, cant beat it. We have 5 and replace one or two a year. If you own one long enough to have it rust out Congratulations, youve got your moneys worth.

Dual wheels are goofy to use and plastic just doesnt hold up and cant be repaired. These things take such a beating it doesnt pay to spend mega bucks.
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:22 PM
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Dual wheels are nice for mulch when you're solo.

Mine will hold about a half of yard of mulch
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:00 PM
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I have several of the all metal ones from TSC and I really like them. I havent had any rust issues and some of them are 2 years old. I had one take flight off the trailer and it didnt even bend it. Worth the money IMO.
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:16 PM
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I have several of the all metal ones from TSC and I really like them. I havent had any rust issues and some of them are 2 years old. I had one take flight off the trailer and it didnt even bend it. Worth the money IMO.
are you talking about the all silver color metal one with the bar underneath? That is the one i had my eye on but they store them out in the rain over at my store which makes me hesitate
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:00 PM
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AM Leonard 8 cu ft. single wheeled. best you'll buy, not too big or too small
I have a Brentwood that looks identical to yours. Have had it for 5 years or so with no problems. Like the wide front tire.
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