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Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Sep 27, 2014 9:15 PM CST
Anyone know where they sell a small (6cf) 4 wheel metal wheelbarrow similar to this plastic one:

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Name: woofie
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woofie
Sep 27, 2014 10:10 PM CST
This one is close, but has only three wheels:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Wheelzbarrow-6-cu-ft-Metal-Wheelb...
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Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Sep 27, 2014 10:30 PM CST
Three wheels is OK too. As long as it doesn't flip forward (2 wheels), or sideways (1 wheel). I actually like that better, love the handle that I can use if i want to drag it behind me (hope that works). Ordered one already. Free shipping as opposed to $60. - $90!!!!
Thank You!
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woofie
Sep 28, 2014 9:05 AM CST
Great! Glad I could help. Smiling
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Sep 29, 2014 7:16 AM CST
texaskitty111,
Let us know what you think of it when it arrives, I am wondering about how easy it will be to steer.
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kylaluaz
Sep 29, 2014 8:23 AM CST
OMG do I ever need a wheelbarrow!

There are two here, both veterans of some ancient war, neither with any adequate function, so they decorate the landscape. I looked at fixing them (each has a seriously broken handle; one is all the way off, the other rusted clear through and wiggly as a bad tooth) but I have neither the tools nor the skills.

A neighbor found a plastic child's wagon, somewhere, and offered it for my use. I was very suspicious of its value since I feared steering it would be a cross between a joke and a nightmare. But I essayed to use it to bring home a stack of glass bricks she'd also offered -- not sure how I might use those, but, somehow, surely!

I was pleasantly surprised at how easily the wagon steered, even backing and filling, and all the wiggle-around things you have to do in a yard.

It is more cumbersome than a good wheelbarrow, of course -- I really appreciate the ease of steering that single front wheel offers! -- but without it I'd never on this earth have been able to move 8 fifty-pound bags of topsoil and amendments like I did the other day. Whew! Saved by a toy discard.

Green Grin!

Please forgive the OT ramble but I had to share.
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Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Oct 3, 2014 12:59 PM CST
OK this is what I ordered:

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This is what I got:


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Pros;
It came with metal handles, instead of part wood.
It can be pushed or pulled
It doesn't tip with an unbalanced load
It maneuvers without any problem
I can put more weight in it, and still be able to move it easily (1/2 load in two wheeler)
Con's;
It came with no instructions at all
Because there are none, we got the shims in backwards, therefore the wheelbarrow tilts forward ( I may prefer it this way, because its easy to get the entire load out)



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Name: woofie
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woofie
Oct 3, 2014 2:38 PM CST
Oh dear. I should have mentioned that Home Depot has downloadable assembly and instructions for most things:

http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/2b/2b34d1df-1ca1-...

I generally look at those before I order anything from them.
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Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Oct 3, 2014 3:13 PM CST
Update:
Wheelbarrow does tip over if you load it to the top, and try to pull it up a very small hill, sideways. It is impossible to pull straight up, too. Half loads on hills!
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Seedfork
Oct 3, 2014 3:13 PM CST
Did it come with the rear mounted braking system mentioned in this add?
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Wheelzbarrow-6-cu-ft-Metal-Wheelb...
Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Oct 3, 2014 3:47 PM CST
Yes, but its not very useful.
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Oct 3, 2014 6:16 PM CST
How does it do for steering?
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Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Oct 3, 2014 6:40 PM CST
If you want to turn, you have to be able to lift the front wheel off the ground.
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