So I'm in the market for a 6 cu.ft. wheelbarrow and I'd like to get a
nice beefy one - thick steel tray so I can mix mortar etc.. in it and
it won't fall apart when I knock a hammer on the bottom to get out any
that my "assistant" leaves in there to dry overnight. Any ideas? Or
should I just go to the blue or orange box or Ace or something and
order one. Any good online masonry tool stores? TIA.
I have a so so metal tray one - it sits with holes in it.
My two font wheel Plastic bucket can be washed out clean and works.
Two wheels help prevent twist overs when pushing a heavy load and
bump into something.
Might not be strong enough for you but something to think about.
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On 9/9/2010 5:42 PM, Jay Pique wrote:
My next wheelbarrow will be a two wheeler. I get them at garage sales for
$5, and have half a dozen now, five with flat tires. I would like to try
the stability of a two wheeler. When things get serious, I get out the ATV
with the two wheeler, and just don't fight it like I used to. You can carry
a lot of rocks on a trailer pulled with an ATV, and with the tilt trailer,
it dumps instantly with the turn of a rod.
I have a two wheeled plastic bucket, 8 cubic feet, and it will stand abuse
no metal bucket can stand.
If you have to wheel a load up a plank in through a door, get the old metal
one wheel version. If not, I can't imagine why anyone would want to buy one
of the old style.
I use my wheelbarrow for moving compost around in the yard. It's
quicker to fill and less work than pairs of 5gal buckets. Other than
hauling the scraps from reroofing my pump house last year, that has
been its only use in 2 years.
I move concrete bags around with my HF Big Wheel hand truck and mix it
in the molded tub.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy
simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
-- Storm Jameson
Watch out for the versions that are partial concentrations for close to the
same price as the full concentration. It should be 31.45% and not
somewhere around 15%. A gallon should run around $5 (+/- $2).
I use it for pH control in the swimming pool. A little bit goes a long way
there. (But don't breathe the vapors!)
Never teach your apprentice everything you know.
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