Wheelbarrow help

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Smith Lawn & Landscaping, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. Smith Lawn & Landscaping

    Smith Lawn & Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Can someone please point me into the direction of a wheelbarrow worth a crap. We have ran through these true temper and jackson seasonally just strictly mulching and none of them have held up. Broke a 10cu in less then a year a few days ago and I've had enough. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. JeremyKuhn

    JeremyKuhn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I buy the cheaper $150 10cu and just plan to get new ones each year. I reinforce a couple weak points and have had them last as much as 2 years.
     
  3. GrassManKzoo

    GrassManKzoo LawnSite Platinum Member
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    We use the Jacksons, last long time for us doing everything. Maybe you/your guys are to rough with them?
     
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  4. hal

    hal LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well maybe you need to cut out the "employee wheelbarrow rides", or at least put a weight limit on it.
     
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  5. GrassManKzoo

    GrassManKzoo LawnSite Platinum Member
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    :laughing:
     
  6. OP
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    Smith Lawn & Landscaping

    Smith Lawn & Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Lol funny. I guess I will prepare myself to replace them annually. Didnt know if a better made wheel barrow is available. Thanks
     
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  7. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Jacksons are pretty heavy whats breaking?
     
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    Smith Lawn & Landscaping

    Smith Lawn & Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    The actual poly bin itself cracked and bolts pulled through.
     
  9. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
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    Stop using the poly bins! I did get more life out of them when I used longer bolts and a square of plywood between the frame and tub, you'll need longer bolts. I've got 4 of the steel Jackson's that have lasted for years now.
     
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    Smith Lawn & Landscaping

    Smith Lawn & Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    I know I know . But, I like the 10cu ft setup a lot, wish they made steel ones in that size.
     

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