Help, our wheelbarrow died

Post in 'The Gear' started by Jack Straw, Feb 11, 2013.

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    I'd recommend removing those grade 5 bolts and replacing with common grade, while you can still turn'em. Imagine trying to cut those rusted grade 5 bolts out when you need to replace the handles the next time!
     
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    I finally replaced the handle, $14 at TSC. Thanks for the advice.
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    I have a green Fort wheelbarrow that I have used for moving firewood for about four years now. It is strong and extremely light-weight. I fill it full with firewood; mind you, I place the wood in with care and don't throw it. It is still going strong.
     
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    Just bought our 2nd one of these at Home Depot. Fantastic, heavy duty, light weight and handles very well.
    Made by Rubber Maid Commercial products for about $140
     

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    I don't know what "common grade" is but the only thing I use on stuff is either grade 5 or 8. If it rusts on oh well, quick buzz with a grinder will take care of that.

     
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    I would imagine Alaska weather calls for planning on replacing parts, how easily can you repair what you buy because the weather is going to wreck havoc with whatever you have?
     
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    Grade 2 = common hardware fastener grade.

    Sometimes I don't want to use a hardened Grade 5 or 8. Grade 2 can actually protect some materials and equipment better than the extra hardened grades because it will shear before the joined pieces of metal rip under excess stress (or before a drive axle twists under excess stress).
     
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    I have no idea what your asking me! Most of my junk I store indoors or covered.

     
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    Good to know...thanks
     
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    was not really a question. just a comment on that fact that more severe weather calls for better planning on what you buy and how you prepare....should not have had the question mark at the end of the statement, sorry for the confusion.
     
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    Being a RubberMaid commercial product, I'm sure it's well-built, but I find those two-wheeled carts to be far more frustration than they're worth. I can get into and around much tighter spaces with my regular one-wheeled wheelbarrow, and never had so much trouble balancing that I saw any need for a second wheel.
     
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    ;lol
     
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    For me it is fine and for my wife it is genius. Try having your wife push around a wheel barrow filled with rocks....one with one wheel one with 2 wheels and ask her which one she likes better. Happy wife, Happy life.
     
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    Good point, and good for you! I'm not sure if my wife is even aware that we own a wheelbarrow, let alone how many wheels it has. :rolleyes:
     
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