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Does anyone use a 10 cu.ft. wheelbarrow?

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

  1. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    never seen a 10 but we have 2 8 cu yd ones and they work fine
  2. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    For me, it doesn't work out slower like you mentioned with our big wheelbarrow, as long as it's just barkdusk, which is light.

    But you reminded me of when I lived with my mother around 1985 about the time I was going to college.

    She had about 3/4 acre of lawn. It was all irregular shapes, and some on a slope.

    When I used a 22 inch mower, it took about 2 hours to mow - recollecting from memory.

    Then, we got a 21 inch with the smaller lighter 3.5 hp. engine. I thought it would take longer with the narrower deck, but it actually took 20 minutes less because it was so light, I could walk much faster.

    I hadn't thought of that in years. What a great piece of property too. My mom cried when she sold it. One of Beaverton's last rural lot remnants - now with 11 houses on the 2 acres. It was a great place to sled down the hill in winter.
  3. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    For the way I am reading this. He is building powered wheelbarrow. I think I would go with the 10 cu/ft. The smaller size and weight *should not* slow down the setup. On hills and such a lower gear or smaller load.

    When I was driving dumptrucks more the joke was you could climb a hill in 2nd gear, add another yard because you still have anther gear.
  4. nc-native

    nc-native LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    You can't put two pounds of olives in a one pound bag. nc-native
  5. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    I use an 8 and it is easy to push around.

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