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Looking for light weight steel wheelbarrow
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Losinmygrip    Posted 01-23-2003 at 18:18:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I suspect I might get thrown off this board, but I
noticed how helpful folks here are. I want to
replace my old stamped tin, little wheel, light
weight Sears wheelbarrow. Sears is no help.
Wondered if anyone knew if someone still
made them. The tray was fairly low to the
ground. Not fit to haul wet concrete, but neither
am I anymore.


Okie-Dokie    Posted 01-24-2003 at 05:24:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got mine from a dept. store maybe 20 yrears ago and it is still in fair shape. It is one of those light weight tin ones that come unassembled. The only problem I had is the tubeless tire would never hold air for very long and is very hard to get aired back up. We got an inner tube and never had another problem. They still sell them down at the Wal-Mart.


DeadCarp    Posted 01-23-2003 at 19:57:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
I find myself hauling wood (or something) every day and the handiest i found was a plastic 2-wheel garden cart - just fit the load of wood that fit my stove. After years of grumbling, i finally got another 6-cu-ft wheelbarrow at Lowes and that sucker's more maneuverable, less bending and bigger wheels yet. course, we're back to tippy. Wheelbarrow pan size vares by capacity - take a serious look at garden carts tho. :)


RayP(MI)    Posted 01-25-2003 at 17:09:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
They make a wheelbarrow with two wheels for those who are balance impaired!


Mike D.    Posted 01-23-2003 at 19:17:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Your post tickled me. I once read that when the Panama Canal was built some laborers were seen carrying a wheelbarrow full of fill up out of an excavation. First guy had the wheel over one shoulder. The other two fellas had the handles up over their shoulders. I'll never forget reading it, I dam near fell out of the chair.

Maybe you should just buy a new wheel barrow. Heck, they are cheap enough.

I use a wheelbarrow a lot. But that wheel makes my shoulder sore. Good luck with your quest, and be careful not to get too used to carryin all that weight...


Farmer Gene (WI)    Posted 01-23-2003 at 18:47:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
If the rest of the wheelbarrow is good, they make plastic replacement trays that might be even lighter, think I seen them at farm&fleet.


Lynch in E.TX    Posted 01-23-2003 at 19:38:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yeah...the heavy duty plastic one will give you more strength than a light weight steel one...I have a Home Depot about an hour away and they have them. Lynch


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