Garden wheelbarrows are one the most demanded tools for transportation of small loads not only during the garden works, but also in construction. Garden wheelbarrows are widely used for transportation of small construction and garden loads. A correctly chosen wheelbarrow will be a great helper both in a garden and on a construction site. Prior to purchasing a tool such as construction wheelbarrow, it is necessary to determine the tasks that you will use the wheelbarrow for.
A correctly chosen tool is a prerequisite for quality performance of work.
1. Number of wheels
The first thing to pay attention to when choosing a garden-construction wheelbarrow is the number of wheels. Most garden wheelbarrows have one or two wheels. The main difference lies in the type and convenience of use (a comparison between a car and a motorcycle can be used).
These wheelbarrows are more stable and easier to use of people without extensive experience with wheelbarrows. Two-wheel wheelbarrows are mostly purchased for moving heavier loads.
One-wheel wheelbarrows have great manoeuvrability. These wheelbarrows are purchased to move loads in restricted spaces or over rugged terrain. One-wheel wheelbarrow will be faster on sharp turns and easier to manoeuvre on narrow paths. However, it must be taken into account that a one-wheel wheelbarrow will be less table, which places a greater strain on the person operating it. Due to this reason one-wheel wheelbarrows are not purchased for heavy loads - it is too inconvenient and tiresome.
2. Load bearing ability and capacity
The capacity of wheelbarrow is determined by the depth of the bin, and it can range from 40 to 200 litres.
The bearing ability and capacity determines the overall dimensions of the wheelbarrow. Remember, the greater the load bearing ability of a wheelbarrow, the “broader shoulders” will it have. Therefore, if you plan to purchase a wheelbarrow for work in confined spaces (for example, in a house), you must take into account the width of doors and gates otherwise your wheelbarrow might be useless.
Besides, pay attention to the total weight of the wheelbarrow. If an empty wheelbarrow weights more than 30 kg it will be harder to control, thus think twice before buying such construction (garden) wheelbarrow.
Also, pay attention to handles when choosing a wheelbarrow. Handles should be made of rubber or soft plastic. Handles made of these materials will allow four easier handling and manoeuvring of the wheelbarrow.
You can purchase a garden (construction) wheelbarrow in the “Averto” online store www.averto.lv/en