Wheelbarrows help you cart around heavy items when working on your lawn and garden or tackling bigger projects in and around your home. They are constructed with durable materials, such as steel or a heavy-duty plastic blend, making them strong enough to carry almost any load.
A wheelbarrow commonly includes a sloped tray, one wheel, two steel legs and two handles. Its design helps it keep stable while being loaded and makes it relatively easy to maneuver when full. And when you’re ready to empty its contents, the end of a wheelbarrow is slanted so the tray can be conveniently tipped out.
There are some differences in how wheelbarrows are constructed. Many builders and landscapers prefer a steel wheelbarrow or a contractor wheelbarrow because of their strength and durability. However, many residential models, including poly wheelbarrows, can be just as durable, but weigh less and are corrosion-free.
If you are pushing a wheelbarrow make sure you keep it balanced as it can tip from side to side. While it can be a slight challenge to keep a full wheelbarrow upright in transport, especially with heavier loads, it is easier to maneuver around corners and in tight spaces.