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Builders Construction Wheelbarrow
The traditional builders wheelbarrow has been standard wheelbarrow for builders in UK for many years. Made from mild steel with a simple tube tyre it is an effective if utilitarian tool for job.
The problem is much of time these barrows are used to move concrete or mortar around a building site. All these contain cement which is a highly corrosive alkaline against steel. Meaning after only a year or so wheelbarrow will end in a very sorry state indeed.
Many builders accept this and so only spend as little as possible on a wheelbarrow and then throw it away in a few months or a year when jobs finished. But some such as landscape gardeners, DIY enthusiasts or stonemasons might want a quality wheelbarrow that will last a number of years.
There are quality wheelbarrows available to cater for this need. One of these is Jeep Wrangler 6.
The Wrangler 6 represents very top end of quality-building wheelbarrow. All metal is powder coated and then baked in an oven to give maximum protection against corrosion. Besides guaranteed flat-free tyre and easy lift handles it has other innovative features such as wheel bearings designed for very long life and a leak-proof metal tub (very useful when mixing mortar or cement in barrow).
Dual Wheeled Wheelbarrows and Carts
In strictest sense of word these are not really wheelbarrows at all as they have two wheels. But they are a very important and specialist type of wheelbarrow that can cater for need of their users.
These barrows are particularly useful when greater stability is required or if barrow is carrying very heavy loads.
An example of a dual wheelbarrow is Jeep Monster. This has an enormous 8 cubic foot capacity tub and will happily carry any load but it is also stable and self-balancing when being pushed.
Speciality Wheelbarrows £15 - £550
There was a time when a wheelbarrow simply had a wheel, a tub and some handlebars all joined together so you could push it along. No so these days. The wheelbarrow has evolved and now there is probably a barrow to suit every occasion and need.
Typical of these is recent phenomenon of folding wheelbarrow. These tend to be very light but strong and can often carry up to 40kg. Their real benefit is they need little storage space as they can easily be stowed away or hung on wall. They normally cost from £15 - £40.
Just released by Stadium is Rhino Runna so called “Flexi Tub Wheelbarrow”. This has been designed to take flexible plastic or rubber tubs that are now commonly used by horse owners, builders and gardeners to move things around. Easy to use but also should save on back. Currently online excusive at Gardenmania.
At other end of scale is motorised wheelbarrow. This is usually powered by an electric motor and although you’ll still need to lift handlebars motor will take effort out of pushing it.
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