Wheelbarrow Dimensions

by Donna
(St Catherines, Ont.)

Wheelbarrow Dimensions

Wheelbarrow Dimensions

I use a wheelbarrow pretty much every single day in my garden.

The best type for me is one with a low wheelbase, and one wheel in front, in the typical setup.

Wheeling it along my narrow pathways is easy, and it's also a snap to dump it out. My question is, why are wheelbarrows so different in shape and size? I see wide shallow ones, deep unstable ones and all kinds of other dimensions.

What is the purpose for them all?

I would like to buy a new one to replace my current one, but I'm not sure which would work the best for hauling plants in flats and pots, manure and compost, and tree trimmings.


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Feb 15, 2018
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All Shapes and Sizes
by: Jacki

There are so many wheelbarrows. Depending on what you'll be primarily using it for. The shape and size of the perfect wheelbarrow for your height, and the situation you'll use it in, vary.

Here are a few choices that are popular for all kinds of gardening; This one is 31.8 x 8.5 x 24.5 inches.

Garden Star 70018 Easy Barrow Wheelbarro Wheelbarrow



This style is 36 x 25.5 x 27 inches ;

Jackson M6T22 6 Cubic foot Steel Tray Contractor Wheelbarrow With Front Braces



This one has dimensions of 57.8 x 27 x 25.5 inches;

True Temper 6-Cubic Foot Steel Wheelbarrow - R625



This is just a quick glimpse at all the types of wheelbarrows available.

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