Our top 10 list of the best wheelbarrows on the market have many uses for homeowners who like to tinker in their backyards and gardens. They can be used to transport plants, mulch, tools and other yard equipment to their desired spots. They can also be used as a temporary workbench or garden shelf when one is needed away from the garage or the greenhouse. Other homeowners may use them as an oversized vessel to mix gardening soil, mulch, and even concrete. Consider the type of material used for the wagon, construction design and extra features when deciding on the best wheelbarrow for the intended tasks.
1. Gorilla Carts GOR4PS Poly Garden Dump Cart
This four-wheel Gorilla Cart is a hardworking hauling machine. It is constructed with a steel frame that supports the rustproof heavy-duty plastic bed measuring 38.7 inches wide by 20 inches long with a load capacity of 600 pounds. The 10-inch wheels are pneumatic, which should make it easier to navigate the loaded wheelbarrow on uneven terrain. Unloading is easy by activating the dump-cart feature with a single tug on the quick-release bar. This garden cart comes with a padded handlebar for easy handling and maneuvering.
2. Marathon Yard Rover
This affordable wheelbarrow made by Marathon is designed to maneuver easily on two air-filled wheels that are larger than standard garden-cart tires. The poly tray can carry as much as 5 cubic feet with a maximum weight of 300 pounds. A padded pull handle makes it easy to maneuver the loaded or unloaded cart and balance it while pushing, pulling, or dumping the load as needed. The rust-proof bed measures 36 inches long by 27.5 inches wide.
3. WORX WG050 Aerocart 8-in-1 All-Purpose Wheelbarrow
This multipurpose wheelbarrow by Worx is designed with an all-steel frame and tray supported on oversize wheels that do not require inflation. It is one the best wheelbarrows for home use as it comes with extras that make it usable as a moving dolly, moving the trailer, tool holder and equipment carrier. The steel bed measures 18 inches long by 12 inches wide with a volume capacity of 3 cubic feet. It can move up to 300 pounds, which is important because this wheelbarrow can be reconfigured by unfolding the extension platform or attaching the specialty moving accessories provided with the cart. These bonus accessories include a mesh holder for moving rocks, a strap for flower pots, a cylinder holder and a yard bag holder.
4. Bosmere Folding Wheelbarrow
The Bosmere garden cart is the top wheelbarrow for yard work enthusiasts who have limited storage space for all the tools and equipment needed for their hobby. It folds flat for storage with a hanging loop provided for this purpose. The wheelbarrow is designed with a single 10-inch pneumatic wheel that is flat-free. The metal frame is rustproof while the tray is made from heavy-duty polyester that wipes clean. The tray comes with extra pouches on the back to store small tools, supplies or drinks. Unfolded for use, this cheap wheelbarrow measures 32 inches long by 20 inches wide and 29 inches high.
5. Gorilla Carts GOR6PS Heavy-Duty Poly Yard Dump Cart
This Gorilla yard cart is the best wheelbarrow for big jobs. It has a bed that can accommodate as much as 6 cubic feet weighing up to 1,200 pounds. It is equipped with a specialized handle that allows the cart to be handled manually or mechanically when it is attached to a lawnmower, small tractor or ATV. The heavy-duty poly bed is rust-resistant, resting on a steel frame finished in black powder coating. The bed measures 40 inches long by 25 inches wide, and the wheelbarrow is fitted with four 13-inch tires, ensuring that the cart can be used on uneven terrain. Unloading is easy with one tug on the quick-release handle that turns the bed into a dump cart.
6. Garden Star 70018 Easy Barrow Wheelbarrow
This cheap wheelbarrow from Garden Star is all you need to get through everyday gardening tasks such as weeding, planting and hauling small loads around the yard. The powder-coated steel bed can hold up to 4 cubic feet of a load. Handles and legs are made from rustproof zinc, and a single 13-inch pneumatic tire makes it easy to maneuver the loaded cart. The compact design makes this wheelbarrow a practical solution for small spaces.
7. AMES KPWB10 1.25Cf Kids Wheelbarrow
This kid-size wheelbarrow from Ames will delight budding gardeners, and it is functional as well as fun to use. The poly tray is corrosion free, measuring 17 inches long by 16 inches wide. It weighs only 11.2 pounds, making it manageable for the little helpers. Handles are made from sealed hardwood, and the single solid rubber tire is fitted with a steel axle and steel ball bearings. The single-tire design helps to balance the load while making it easy for young helpers to push, pull and turn the loaded wheelbarrow.
8. Rubbermaid Commercial Big Wheel Cart
Rubbermaid used premium HDPE material for the bed of this two-wheel cart. The 20-inch wheels positioned on either side of the bed help to ensure the cart’s balance and stability. The water-resistant cart can hold up to 200 pounds with a total volume of 3.5 cubic feet. The angled design of the cart makes it easy to unload by lifting the handle and turning the wheelbarrow into a dump cart.
9. Big 4 Wheeler Heavy-Duty Wheelbarrow
This heavy-duty wheelbarrow made by Big 4 Wheeler is more than just a piece of backyard equipment. The four-wheel design ensures stability for a load volume of up to 6 cubic feet. The nonporous bed can be used to transport liquid or almost-liquid supplies. Pneumatic tires include a large pair for the front and a pair of smaller tires for the back section, which help to keep the cart stable and resistant to sinking on wet or mushy surfaces regardless of the size of the load.
10. Best Choice Products Dual Wheel Home Wheelbarrow Yard Garden Cart
This yard cart from Best Choice Products is durable, stable and easy to maneuver. It is equipped with two 13-inch pneumatic rubber wheels positioned on each side for stability and ease of steering. The loop handle is padded, and it doubles as a stability bar, rest stand for the cart and a lift for using the slanted edge as a dump platform when unloading. This affordable wheelbarrow is durable and long-lasting with high-grade polyurethane, rustproof steel and rubber used in the construction. The deep bed can hold up to 5 cubic feet of load volume with a maximum weight at 330 pounds.
Choose wisely when it comes to investing in the best wheelbarrow. Wheelbarrows should be multi-functional, durable, easy to use and just as easy to store.
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