Mow Barrow for wal behind

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by silvermaxd, May 13, 2010.

  1. silvermaxd

    silvermaxd LawnSite Member
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  2. 2brothersyardcare

    2brothersyardcare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,116

    wow red necks
  3. mowisme

    mowisme LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think it is good effort..but just couple points of interest (a) loaded wheel barrow of rock or dirt is going to add lot of weight to castors and in time cause the mounting points of the castor arms (support arms) to possiblly start to crack ar the deck. Wet leaves maybe?..dry leaves not much problem unless go to a hulk size barrow. (b) more slip on belt drive taking off..Not sure on hydro thou whether be harder on the hydro units? I think it would. If neither above is true..which I think they are thou..Then I'd make a 'rear' accessable lever to trip the wheel barrow from the driver position. But..their barrow design- like it or leave it. Me..I'll leave it until it proves it's self. Geno
  4. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    Its a pretty simple idea and I'm sure has its place.

    Usually when I am using a wheel barrow I go over an area many times, so putting a wheel barrow onto a 600lb walkbehind only adds to the wieght that will be going over the lawn that I'm working at. So once I mount/fill the mow barrow on the 600lb mower I'm looking at an 800lb +/- piece of equipment. With a standard wheel barrow, completely filled I might be looking at 200lbs. So I'd think that by using this you would most likely start creating ruts in the lawns and possibly doing more damage than good in some instances.

    I like the idea of the JRCO transport tub better because it can be used as a wheel barrow or a flat-bed transporter.

    Not saying that this doesn't have a good use, but to me, I just can't see me buying it.
  5. FastMan

    FastMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 846

    Gracious. Think of the extra wear and tear that's placing on the deck and casters of your valuable mower if you load it with stuff heavier than leaves. I'll pass.
  6. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,230

    Look up Power Barrow.
  7. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    That may be a new idea to them guys, but for us "old" timmers we have seen many that are simular. My old Ransom w/b hauled 1000's of pounds over the years and saved me many of back aches from pushing a wheel barrow.
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Well I tell you I went by Southern States this past week to get a new spreader,
    and what did I noticed they had sitting outside...

    10 cu foot Wheel barrows!

    Omg the bucket on that thing :laugh:

    Here's one on the Web:
    Brentwood Industries ACWB11665 10 Cu. Ft. GroundsKeeper Wheelbarrow

  9. M.A.Landscaping

    M.A.Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 177

    JRCO has something like that for the front of a WB
  10. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 996

    I have one of those for mulch. I paid $89 at Rural King. I love the thing. Well, I've never personally used it but I've spread a lot of mulch that my helpers tote across the yard for me with it :)

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