Choose Your WheelbarrowEasyBarrow offer a wide selection of wheelbarrows that will make it easy to transport hedge cuttings, potted plants, leaves, or anything else you need to cart in the back yard. Large capacity versions made for the equestrian market & stable yard. These barrows are suited to mucking out of stables, moving feed and other farm products. Contractors working in industrial or commercial environments who need a wheelbarrow with a strong steel pan and tubular frame which is durable and hard wearing enabling loads to be carted safely and easily. Wheelbarrows from, Haemmerlin, Chillington, JFC, County Maingate, Henchman, & EasyBarrow.
One garden tool people never think they need is a wheelbarrow. When they begin to use it for unloading their vehicle after a visit to the garden centre, or move compost, plants, tools, weeds, and garden ornaments, they soon discover it is an indispensable garden tool. With many types of garden equipment there are pros and cons and wheelbarrows are no exception even though they perform basically the same functions. Read below for a good overview of their differences and which one is best for your needs.
Builders Wheelbarrows. The standard all round wheelbarrows used on construction sites, farms, stable yards, and gardens. A basic barrow comes with a steel painted frame and pan, usually between 70 -90 litres in capacity. If you have rough work lined up for your barrow, bricks, rubble, concrete, boulders, then this is the type best suited to you. If your barrow is going to spend most of the time outdoors then consider going for the galvanised pan/hopper.
Garden Wheelbarrows. These can come with plastic or metal pans/hoppers and generally have a larger capacity hopper 100-150 litres. They are usually lighter in construction for loads such as clippings, soil, compost and cuttings. Depending on what you require from your garden wheelbarrow the steel hopper is stronger but will rust, less so if it has a galvanised finish. The plastic hoppers are lightweight and will not rust, but may crack if abused in cold weather.
Twin wheel wheelbarrow. Having two wheels improves stability, and effort can be directed at lifting and pushing without the need to control and balance the load. Barrows with two wheels are best suited to level open gardens without narrow paths.
Large wheelbarrows for moving light but bulky loads. Used in stable yards for mucking out and feed stuffs. Suited to large gardens and estates for general clear-up operations. These large barrows usually come with two wheels and the axle is more centred so the load is balanced over the axle.
Pneumatic tyres. Wheelbarrow tyres have an inner tube that you pump up like bicycle or car tyres. That air serves as a shock absorber, giving a smoother ride and making it easier to manage. But like all tyres with inner tubes, a pneumatic tyre is susceptible to rough terrain and punctures. Also you will need to keep an eye on the tyre air pressure, because it will eventually go flat without maintenance.
Puncture proof tyres. These cannot puncture or go flat, because it is a rubber tyre with air pockets built in. This type offers some shock absorption but doesn’t require inflation.Wheelbarrows may look very similar, but there are quite a few differences to be discerned among them. When buying think about your terrain and what sort of tasks you will be using the wheelbarrow for. Factor in your tolerance for maintenance and your available space.