Does anyone use a 10 cu.ft. wheelbarrow?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by G.M.Landscaping, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    I need some dimensions on the tub size for a current project.
    And if you own one how hard is it pushing a load of mulch?
  2. nysuz

    nysuz LawnSite Member
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    Rolling isn't the hard part. Dumping it neatly is. We have a two wheeled mulch monster. Unless I am dumping in a wide open area, I need help to guide the dump.
  3. Allure

    Allure LawnSite Senior Member
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    i have one but i prefer my 6 cu. ft. one.
    mine is a tractor cart that converts to a push cart. i don't find it stable for pushing.
    & i agree, it's hard to dump accurately
  4. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Either of you willing to take some measuremants for me LxWxH on the tub only. I'm converting a walkbehind into a wheelbarrow. I can buy a 8 cu.ft locally but I have to order the 10 , so I'm not sure of the size of the tub.
  5. Allure

    Allure LawnSite Senior Member
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    try home depot's web site . they have a john deere 10cu. ft. with measurements. If that doesn't work for you, PM me & i will take a look at mine tomorrow. It's in the shed way out back, no lights.
  6. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I own a 8 cu. ft 2 wheeled Brentwood Industries wheelbarrow. They also make it in 10 cu. ft. and 6cu. ft. I've used it for mulch, dirt, leafs. even mixing cement. Very well built, grease fittings, huge turf tires and green poly tub. Made in the U.S.A. I found it at but bought it locally so i wouldn't bay shipping. Brentwood Industries has a website too, seach them on the web.

    Here is a picture:

  7. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
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    Tractor Supply has 10 cu. ft. ones...... I had one for a while....It was just to big...... My main one is now a 8 cu ft.....

    What about putting a JRCO tub on the mower...
  8. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I use the 10 cubic foot size, and also a regular contractor wheelbarrow when a single tire needs to sneak through.

    Volume stats are misleading, because the 10 cubic foot model can carry at least twice as much if heaped.

    Not hard to push, unless uphill.

    The big time-eater for us has been the back and forth with small wheelbarrows.

    It's easier to dumt the big one by tipping forward, then pulling back on the support legs.
  9. ozd12005

    ozd12005 LawnSite Senior Member
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    The only good use I have had with it was using it for mulch, soil or decorative stone was just to heavy for me to wheel all day. Had it in the back of my trailer one day and was in the area of my guys doing a concrete job and a rookie I had working only a few jobs was amazed and thought "wow less trips from the truck to the patio with this beauty" After filling it almost full he made it about 15 ft and dumped it. It cost me money and time on that one but was well worth the laugh :laugh: :laugh:
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    My biggest challenges are weight, and speed.
    The heavier something is, the slower things go and the faster it wears me out.

    With topsoil, forget it, I can't load more than 4 cubic feet regardless how big the barrow is.
    A cubic yard of dirt weighs right around a ton, so a cubic foot is 24.7 pounds...
    4 cu.ft. = ~100 pounds.
    Still not sure if that is right, but it is heavy.

    With mulch, if I load further than flush with the sides, some always spills.
    But load it flush with the sides and I can hit some bumps pretty hard without even a tiny spill.
    I watch those guys really load it up, then spill a half a pitchfork along the way, every single trip...
    And much over 5-6 cubic feet and the barrow is suddenly no longer nimble and agile.

    I love working topless in 40 degree stuff, and for that to happen, I have to be able to pump out some adrenaline, not slog along at full power barely getting the stupid thing moving.

    It's one thing to run at the top of my aerobic ability, I can do that for hours on end.
    But it's quite another to run at the top of my physical limits, that wears me out in no time.

    So, even thou the larger barrow makes less trips out of the job, the smaller 6 cu.ft.'er gets 10 trips done in the time the other gets 6-8 done, and it wears me out considerably less.

    30 minutes per cubic yard tops, that's dumped and spread.
    I really like doing 4 cu.yds. at a time.
    My fave is 4 in the morning, 4 in the afternoon.

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