Convert walkbehind to a wheelbarrel?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by K.Carothers, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    Has anyone attached a wheel barrel to a walkbehind to make it easier to move mulch, topsoil etc...?

    Any Pics?


    kc
     
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Only thing I found that helps is don't load the barrow to the limit. I load mulch flush with the top of the sides (no hump).
    Little bit lighter and also a lot less spillage. On average, a cubic yard of mulch takes 7 loads (it's a 6 cu.foot barrow).
    With dirt, I only fill it about half-way: I'd rather make more trips than kill myself.

    Fill that tire until nothing makes it bulge.
    Watch for over-inflation (don't let it blow up on you) but certainly fill it to the max.psi as stated by the numbers on the side of the tire.
     
  3. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    I have. Might be using it on tomorrow's job. I'll take some pics.
     
  4. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    Please do. I think it's a great idea!


    kc
     
  5. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    Look at the JRCO transporter
     
  6. T-Trim

    T-Trim LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    I've got a lawyer working on my patent on my it's really cool. Too bad it only works with scag mowers.
     
  7. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177


    I would really like to see some pictures...
     
  8. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,873

    I think you can find this concept with the DR Power wagon. Very expensive though.
     
  9. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    I was going to buy the JRCO transporter but then I thought it was nothing more than a wheel barrel attatched to a bar. I am definetly looking into making my own. Go to a metal shop look for 1 inch steel tubing, weld a frame, bolt some tubing onto the wheel barrel with some hinges and your all set, then weld the frame to the caster wheel brackets.
     
  10. jeffex

    jeffex LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,933

    I used to use a rubber mat on the spindle cover then run a bungy cord between the front caster posts . I could simply set a recycling bin on the mat and the cord would keep it from falling off. I had 2 bins so my son could load one up while I rode the other to the beds. Worked great until I got an atv with a cart and that was easier and more fun.
     

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