Once You Go Lumberjack

8 Cu. Ft Steel WheelBarrow

Discussion in 'Axes, Mauls, and Hand Saws' started by LinkedXJ, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. LinkedXJ

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    We must of bought 2 different things because i didnt buy a cheap one.

    both tubs have been "Truper" brand. The one i have now is a steel 6cu.ft tub.
    Its too small. By a long shot. 2cu.ft doesnt sound like much, but it is.. its quite a bit for a wheelbarrow.


    I cant hardly tie my own shoes right now, im in no hurry but i will find what i am after.
     
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    My brother used two front wheels off of a riding lawnmower and a bunch of 1"(or 1 1/4") tubing to build a two-wheeled barrow. Two lengths about 5' long serve as the handles and the bed frame. He just carriage bolted some 1" pine crossways and and up the front angled part to rest the splits on. A couple braced stubs of 1" tubing serves as the feet in the rear. And a couple stubs welded up at the rear of the bed for a backstop. A pair of old pillow block bearings off a furnace blower holds the axle in place.

    It has no sides on it but it works fine for splits being transferred from the trailer to the stack in the basement across the concrete floor. You're only limited by the energy you want to expend grabbing the handles. It's been doing its duty for over 20 years now. Built it out of the scrap pile too...
     
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    I still havent pulled the trigger on a 8 cu footer thats steel.
    I just searched for one again today, going to call fastenal, as they advertise one.

    I just slung about 30 zip ties in my 8 cu ft poly tub a few minutes ago.
     
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    Being plastic in the cold weather combined with the "loading process" of the wheelbarrow, has disaster written all over it.

    Get the steel one!
     
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    Those dual wheel models, IMHO, suck on uneven ground and terrain.....
     
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    Scotty, I got so tired of bumping along with the 2 wheels that I converted mine over to run on a single wheel. While I was at it I also went to a solid wheel. There are no air leaks when there is no air. I was fed up having to pump up a tire every time I wanted to haul something by hand.
     
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    I couldn't agree more. Give me a nice steel tub and 1 front wheel. I have wheeled endless cords or rounds out of the woods. Wore through on one tub around the bolts, bought another but I just couldn't part with my old friend so I welded plates in and redrilled. Now I have 2.
     
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    I've used this yard wagon for about 25 yrs. I do have to put air in it, a couple of times a year, but It rolls nice through the yard, and over snow cleared trails. I've found it to be very stable.

    I do place the splits into it, as opposed to tossing them in. I also keep it out of the weather in a shed.

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