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Bob

1427 posts in 2345 days
hardiness zone 3b

2286 days ago

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After years of struggling with a standard style metal wheelbarrow I went out this morning to use it and as usual, the front tire was flat.
The rims on wheel barrows offer little grip for the tire rim and soon as it gets cold the tire deflates.

I have found that it will also deflate when it’s hot out making it use a crap shoot even on a good day.
At any rate, I was determined to inflate this “toady” thing again and proceeded to hook the air line to it when the inlet filling rubber thing broke off the wheel.
Now I know you can get new ones and new tires and new rims but I was fed up with this thing.
In addition, every time I picked up a load the front of the thing wanted to dig into the ground or whatever was closest.
I jumped in the truck and headed for the closest center with wheel barrows.

The lines were 15 deep and all of the 4 cash registers and the place reeked of baby poo and young families with the attendant buzz that they make when they all chatter at once.

On my third stop I found this hybrid barrow and I looks like it will be my new toy

The back wheels lock for tossing stuff in the barrow and the dual wheels on front make it a lot more stable.
My wife has already commandeered it for lawn duty as it is so easy to load , push and dump.

-- I want to believe in a lot of things but, in the meantime I have to deal with the truth



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Scott Hildenbrand

1690 posts in 2369 days
hardiness zone 6b

2286 days ago

Nice… Now that looks like a heck of a wheelbarrow.. With such a short handle on the bucket itself though you’d think it hard to dump a large load, say, full of rocks..

I almost expected to see that the handle used to maturer it was also used to leverage more force when having to dump.

Then again, given the CG of the bucket, it looks like it wouldn’t be that bad.. Test it out with a full load yet?

-- Planting Daylilies in Kentucky, zone 6b

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Bob

1427 posts in 2345 days
hardiness zone 3b

2286 days ago

There’s a lever on the back that engages the body.
When you release it thel oad falls forward due to the design of the ramp.
I put 12 sidewalk blocks in it today 2 at a time and no problem. The wife did the grass with it and loves it.
I have pulled my last load with the dual handled single wheeled nightmares.

Why the heck should I be carrying the load- that’s why they invented the whell.

Bob

-- I want to believe in a lot of things but, in the meantime I have to deal with the truth

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 2475 days
hardiness zone 9

2286 days ago

WOW … I really like the look of it … and you say it is easy to use ey?!! Where did you get it, can’t say I have seen one around here.

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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Bob

1427 posts in 2345 days
hardiness zone 3b

2286 days ago

I found this one at CanadianTire . It’s their brand name ”Yardworks” I came with a lifetime guarantee which is worht something with Canadian Tire.

Cheers
Bob

-- I want to believe in a lot of things but, in the meantime I have to deal with the truth

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 2475 days
hardiness zone 9

2286 days ago

Thanks Bob …

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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bullseye

677 posts in 2419 days

2286 days ago

OK…but you still have to push it and tip it, don’t you? I can’t believe the price of wheel barrows, it’s ridiculous

-- Hooked on Gardening.....Ontario zone 5b

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Eklectic

1824 posts in 2397 days
hardiness zone 5a

2286 days ago

Looks like a great tool!
Just happens i am going to CT today, I will check it up!
Thanks Bob!:)

-- Eklectic, Follow my Bliss, South East Ontario 5a

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Bob

1427 posts in 2345 days
hardiness zone 3b

2285 days ago

Bob OK…but you still have to push it and tip it, don’t you? I can’t believe the price of wheel barrows, it’s ridiculous
—Hooked on Gardening…..Ontario zone 5b
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I guess the world price of energy is catching up to everyone now.

It certainly caught up to me, that’s why I got the new dumper. <g>

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Looks like a great tool!
Just happens i am going to CT today, I will check it up!
Thanks Bob!:)—Eklectic, Follow my Bliss, 5a

I sure you will be pleased. This one is powder coated so the finish should last better than regular paint.

bob

-- I want to believe in a lot of things but, in the meantime I have to deal with the truth

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Bon

7374 posts in 2377 days
hardiness zone 5a

2285 days ago

Hi Bob….Nice wheelbarrow.Do the smaller wheels at the back dig in at all in soft grass?I have the same tire problem you had.Always goes flat on me.But I need one that is easy to push over rough ground and soft soil.How is this moldel for that?

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Greenthumb

2287 posts in 2417 days

2285 days ago

I was at the new RONA super store to get some wire, plugs and switches. About 8 teller lines but only one teller to service a line up that went around the bend and of course I was at the back of the line….........only the line isnt budging. The lady at the front has a problem with a plant she was buying and the teller and her are having a lengthy conversation about the plant.

The next lady decides to pay with pennies from her change purse only her fingers are not long enough to reach the bottom of the purse…......

I put my stuff on the counter and left…......the teller chases me and tells me to use the “self check out” to which I reply…...”It doesnt take cash”........she tells me to use debit and I repeat that I want to pay with cash. I ask if I get a discount for using “self check out”...............?

who needs a wheel barrow when you have a wife….....<insert>

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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Bob

1427 posts in 2345 days
hardiness zone 3b

2285 days ago

The shortage of trained staff in your neck of the woods GT is just a fraction of what we are finding out here.
I blame the box store mentality for this where they are open 12 -18 hours a day with skeleton staff on all shifts.
Don’t you just love waiting in line for service then finding out that th article you just chose is twice as much on the computer as it is marked on the shelf?

There is also a real vulgar public attitude out here with as you point out little or no regard of the plight of the other people needing the same service.
I goes from parking the buggy in line at the grocer then going back to shop for more to hand toweling your car at the car wash while folks wait in line.

I shop mostly on the off hours when there is no staff around to misinform or ignore me now.

p.s. Nice looking gal! Can she cook?

Bob

-- I want to believe in a lot of things but, in the meantime I have to deal with the truth

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MIKE CRIPPS

404 posts in 2372 days

2285 days ago

wheres the motor then bob

-- MIKE MILTON COMMON U.K.

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Greenthumb

2287 posts in 2417 days

2285 days ago

what about a boat?

saw a similar wheel barrow at Costco today for 107 Cdn $$$s, made by rubbermaid…......so I bought some salmon and have prepped for the smoker tomorrow

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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Bob

1427 posts in 2345 days
hardiness zone 3b

2285 days ago

Mike , I’m not above motorizing it if it helps me get the job done. <g>
Since I’m not the only one who uses a barrow here I thought I would relieve myself of having to be the only one who can use it.

Gt, here’s my only boat now having gone through the “phase” <g>
p.s. I have a 2.5 hp mercury on it if you feel like skiiing.

Salmon??? What time is supper?

Bob

-- I want to believe in a lot of things but, in the meantime I have to deal with the truth

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Bob

1427 posts in 2345 days
hardiness zone 3b

2285 days ago

Bon I missed your post and you asked a question. Sorry…

====Hi Bob….Nice wheelbarrow.Do the smaller wheels at the back dig in at all in soft grass?I have the same tire problem you had.Always goes flat on me.But I need one that is easy to push over rough ground and soft soil.How is this model for that?

—Bon,Hastings,Ont…..Zone 5
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I don’t know how it will work on really rough terrain but my compost pile is in the bush with lots of ups and downs and roots and I got down there o.k. with a bit Less pushing andshoving than I am used to.

Bob

-- I want to believe in a lot of things but, in the meantime I have to deal with the truth

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Bon

7374 posts in 2377 days
hardiness zone 5a

2284 days ago

Thanks Bob
I will consider that type of wheel barrow next time I go to buy one.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Eklectic

1824 posts in 2397 days
hardiness zone 5a

2258 days ago

Hi Bob,
Got a very similar wheelbarrow on sale at HD last week!
just love it!
Thanks for mentioning it, so that when hubby pointed it out to me, I knew it and then it was half price!!!

I have the feeling that he will “borrow” it quite often!!

-- Eklectic, Follow my Bliss, South East Ontario 5a

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Bob

1427 posts in 2345 days
hardiness zone 3b

2258 days ago

Super EK!
We are loving ours even though the old one is still working it is just collecting dust now.
I’m moving 80 lb bundles of shingles with ours now and no lifting on the handles means I can move 3 at a time.

Glad you got a deal too!

Bob

-- I want to believe in a lot of things but, in the meantime I have to deal with the truth

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Gooseneck

599 posts in 2229 days
hardiness zone 5b

2218 days ago

great idea for a wheelbarrow!

-- Toronto, Ontario

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jroot

5056 posts in 2227 days
hardiness zone 5a

2218 days ago

Looks like a neat wheel barrel. I could use something like that. With the double front wheel, it should be more stable.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Bob

1427 posts in 2345 days
hardiness zone 3b

2217 days ago

I have used this new barrow for about 2 months no quite extensively and I must say I like it,
I shoveled a utility ditch in clay to 20” deep and layed the clay soll up on cancrete blocks a few yards away. Generally when tossing this tuff around you will tip the wheelbarrow if your load does’t hit the tub right. No problems with this guy.
In some instances it pulls better than it pushes but the truth is it pulls better than my conventional wheel barrow pushes too. <g>
It a bit fussier to dump completely but nothing I can’t handle with a shovel.
The powder coated surface is holing up fine given the 50 plus loads I have put through it so far.

I’d buy it again
Bob

Bob

-- I want to believe in a lot of things but, in the meantime I have to deal with the truth

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Eklectic

1824 posts in 2397 days
hardiness zone 5a

2217 days ago


It a bit fussier to dump completely but nothing I can’t handle with a shovel

Pretty much the same here!
As far as pushing/pulling, because of the “terrain” here, I have a lot of slopes, and it is a lot easier to handle than a regular one!
Really enjoying it and so is Hubby: seems like he has “retired” his!!!:-D

-- Eklectic, Follow my Bliss, South East Ontario 5a

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grissely

1 post in 1567 days
hardiness zone 4b

1567 days ago

I want one where I can fine it.

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jroot

5056 posts in 2227 days
hardiness zone 5a

1566 days ago

I found this link: http://www.tradekey.com/product_view/id/157275.htm

Canadian Tire used to have it. http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/2/OutdoorLiving/GardeningTools/WheelbarrowCarts.jsp

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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