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Considerations When Choosing the Wheelbarrow

Sep. 01, 2021

The wheelbarrow is an indispensable tool in gardening operations. After all, it is much more convenient to use a wheelbarrow than to carry things by hand. So do you know what to consider when choosing a wheelbarrow? As a Wheelbarrow supplier, I'd like to share it with you.

Heavy Duty Metal Wheelbarrow

Heavy Duty Metal Wheelbarrow

The Bucket

Steel wheelbarrow buckets can bear heavier weight, but they will rust and be heavier to handle. Steel wheelbarrows are used for heavy tasks, such as moving rocks, bricks or large plants.

Plastic wheelbarrow buckets are lighter and generally cheaper than steel, but they can break due to excessive weight, extreme temperature fluctuations, or improper handling. Plastic wheelbarrows are used to move mulch, compost, garden waste and smaller plants.

The Handle

Having the right handle means that hours and hours of repetitive tasks can be completed more easily without being so troublesome.

In gardening, the work you need to do may include flipping, tilting, and dumping. A straight handle can do all of this, but it may require more hand power. The straight handle allows you to steer the wheelbarrow and dump items easily.

One advantage of wooden carts is that the handles will not get hot in the summer. And the special wooden handle is more comfortable to use, but the wooden handle may crack and chip due to exposure to too much weather.

Steel wheelbarrow handles provide a higher level of strength and durability. If the wheelbarrow is dropped, the wooden handle will break on impact, but the steel handle is unlikely. Most importantly, you can get galvanized steel handles because they are more rust-resistant than powder-coated type wheelbarrow handles. But this kind of metal handle becomes very hot when exposed to the sun for a long time.

G06114 Durable Wheelbarrow

G06114 Durable Wheelbarrow

The Wheel

Single wheel wheelbarrows are the most common. It is easy to maneuver and is very suitable for sharp turns and small spaces. This type of wheelbarrow is very suitable for lighter loads and is very suitable for moving waste from small lawns such as weeding, trimming and mowing.

In comparison, a two-wheeled wheelbarrow can provide more stability. But their biggest disadvantage is that they don't get so much mobility.


Gardepot is a garden & lawn products supplier that provides customers with hundreds of varieties of gardening tools, watering tools, cultivation equipment and other outfits all necessary for successful job in the garden.

And our company has different types of Wheelbarrows for sale. If you want to learn more about our products, please contact us.