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Brentwood industries wheelbarrow Q's

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Scagman 48, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Scagman 48

    Scagman 48 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    he guys just broke another home cheapo Jackson 8 cube duallly wheel barrow and looking at the brentwoods this time around. can anyone give me some feedback on these? thanks!
     
  2. 123hotdog

    123hotdog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 481

    I bought my wheel barrow at Sam's Club three seasons ago. It has the wheels on the outside of the tub. I have had no issues with it at all. I paid $68 for it. I've had three or four hundred pounds of rock in it many times as well as more mulch than I care to think about. The best part is that it is so well balanced that you can drive it with one hand.:weightlifter:
     
  3. ponyboy

    ponyboy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ny
    Posts: 1,411

    I have 6 of them they were like $165 each I bought them for the same reason as you
    Wheel bearing all fall out even though I grease them I replaced most with flat free tires
    Screws still fall out
    Over all still same issues with cheap ones but no broken handles yet and plastic is better but the bearings get me
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  4. Tri-City Outdoors

    Tri-City Outdoors LawnSite Member
    Posts: 152

    I have been on a search for a quality one my self. Every time I turn around I am buying a new or or fixing a old one
     
  5. maelawncare

    maelawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 418

    What about rhino lining a plastic one. Think that would make it more durable?
     
  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,439

    Doubt it. Rhino won't add any strength, just weight and material won't slide out like you want it to. Just something else that doesn't seem to last as long as it used too.
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  7. maelawncare

    maelawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 418

    You can smooth it before it dries. So it would still slide good. I have a brentwood 10 cube one and love it. Just thinking of ways to make it more durable. Plastic only lasts so long.
     
  8. ncknaklawns

    ncknaklawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 379

    I was looking at the 10cu ft ones at Big Lots, My jackson 8 is still hanging in ther but had to put tube in. I try to keep it in the shed in the winter.
     
  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Wheel barrows are just like any other tool. If left out in the weather or abused, they will fail. The wooden handles on wheel barrows need to be oiled occasionally. http://greenwood-carving.blogspot.com/2009/12/what-is-best-oil-for-treating-wood.html Nuts and bolts rust. Fluid Film will help with that. Tires go flat. Flat free tires or Slime will help there. There are no chemicals or oils that will keep people from overloading a wheel barrow, you have to use common sense there. The wheel bearings will need to be replaced. If you must leave a wheel barrow out in the weather, at least flip it upside down, so the water doesn't sit in the barrow and rust it out even faster.

    Maintain this tool and it will repay you with many years of service. Use it and abuse it and be prepared to replace it on a regular basis.
     
  10. Scagman 48

    Scagman 48 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    good to know never really had issues with bearings just grease them and leave them alone
     

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