The concept of a wheelbarrow is very simple, it comprises of a bin for holding materials, handles for lifting it and either one or two wheels for transporting it. So when you are looking to buy a sturdy, durable wheelbarrow, what should you be looking for?
When looking to buy a sturdy wheelbarrow suitable for your needs, you need to consider the number of wheels it has. The one wheel option tends to be lighter in weight and more maneuverable, while the two wheel version can carry more weight as is better balanced but is more awkward to move. Whichever you choose, you need to ensure that the wheel or wheels are sturdy and have good tyres. Some modern wheelbarrows even come with brakes to allow for safer usage.
The handles are also an important factor when looking to buy a wheelbarrow. You need to make sure the wheelbarrow doesn’t have wooden handles as these are likely to splinter. As an alternative you can choose metal handles or a more comfortable option is the plastic handle which is often ergonomically designed with finger grips.
Manually wheelbarrows are great and there some real heavy duty brutes out there. You do get what you pay for so be cautious and look closely at the specifications
Whatever your final choice, wheelbarrows are one of the most useful tools in the garden or on a building site. They allow you to carry your things with ease and cover more ground quickly.