A wheelbarrow is usually part of the basic equipment of every garden lover. With its help, you can transport various materials in your garden and do not have to carry them individually. This can be an advantage , for example, if you want to transport large quantities of leaves to the trash can . In order to use the wheelbarrow optimally, it should be adapted to your body size, among other things.
We have summarized what else you need to consider when buying a wheelbarrow in a suitable checklist, which includes all the important features of a wheelbarrow . Our product recommendations can also help you in the decision-making process.
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Checklist For Wheelbarrows
- Width: Measure out the narrowest paths to know the maximum width it can be. Especially narrow: less than 60 cm.
- Height: tall people over 1.80 m should choose at least 60 cm in height.
- Volume: up to 85 liters is enough for light gardening. If you need more, look around in the segment up to 100 liters. But then it gets heavier and you need more power.
- Maximum load: 250 kilos maximum load is rather needed for construction sites. You will not exceed 150 kilos with normal gardening.
- Material: Thick-walled sheet metal does not bulge easily. A sheet thickness of up to 1 mm is perfectly adequate for private use.
- The metal needs corrosion protection: paint is inexpensive, but breaks down quickly. Galvanizing or coating lasts longer. Even better: a mix of galvanized and coated.
- Other materials: Plastic must be impact and shock resistant. Fiberglass is expensive, but sturdiest of all options.
- Shape: Deep, narrow trough is suitable for large volume with little weight, such as leaves. Wide and shallow: heavy loads such as soil, stones, construction debris.
- Sloped trough is more suitable for tipping. Then it needs a tipping bar to provide support.
- The frame can be fixed or bolted : Comes in kit, you need to screw. Firmly welded is more stable.
- For smaller gardens , one wheel is enough. Two wheels make the wheelbarrow wider. This gives stability and allows a capacity of up to 300 liters. Well suited for larger gardens and yards.
- Solid rubber, PU or pneumatic wheels: Pneumatic wheels need to be inflated more often, but they are easier to drive. Solid rubber is more sluggish, but unflat. PU (polyurethane) is a good compromise: light and sturdy.
- Handles should be soft plastic, non-slip and round: oval handles are unsuitable for longer work.
- Handle bars: the longer, the easier it is to lift the wheelbarrow. More than 60 centimeters from the trough will make your work easier.
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FAQ About Wheelbarrows
The wheelbarrow is a device with which you can transport soil, stones or leaves. It has a wheel and can be pushed with the help of two handles.
The load capacity of a standard wheelbarrow is 50 – 100 kg. The maximum volume of common wheelbarrows is 130 liters.
A high-quality wheelbarrow costs at least 70 euros. Depending on the material, the price can be much higher.
You should adjust the width of the wheelbarrow to the conditions in your garden. If you regularly have to cross narrow paths with the wheelbarrow, it should be a maximum of 60 cm wide.
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. However, you should always first consider for what work you specifically need the wheelbarrow and what materials you want to transport. After all, this is what you should base your purchase on. Deep troughs, for example, are suitable for light loads such as leaves. Shallow troughs, on the other hand, are good for transporting stones or earth.
You should adjust the wheelbarrow to your own height so that you don’t get back pain in the long run. For taller people from 1.80 m, a height of 60 cm is therefore suitable.
There are wheelbarrows made of metal, plastic or even lacquer. Note with the latter, however, that these wheelbarrows are not very stable and therefore relatively quickly show damage. Better is fiberglass, which is relatively expensive in comparison. You should also make sure that the sheet metal is relatively thick, so that it does not dent immediately. The wheels, on the other hand, can be made of solid rubber or PU. The latter are convincing because of their lightness.
Basically, a wheelbarrow can withstand a load of 250 kilos. However, you will certainly not load your wheelbarrow with more than 150 kilograms.
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