Budget-friendly vs expensive wheelbarrows

Is there actually much of a difference in the various brands and options on the market, by the way? I.e. would an expensive wheelbarrow actually be much better value for money than a cheaper option?

Asked by Sharon on 29th Jun 2022
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"Get one with a rubber wheel and all steel body it will last years about £50"
Answered on 29th Jun 2022 - Member since Oct 2018 - report
"There is a difference depending on the user, a builder would need a good quality wheelbarrow, a part time gardener that rarely used a wheelbarrow, may get better value from a low cost barrow,"
Answered on 29th Jun 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
"Best place to go is Travis perking or jewsons got the best ones"
Answered on 1st Jul 2022 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
"My advice depends how often you will use it and where you are going to store? If you don't have a dry area to put it I would recommend some which can't rust but unfortunately, the cheaper ones are not great quality and in short time and after intensive work would bend and start rusting and they advertise them as stainless steel and some of them have problems with wheel/s because of the cheap or bad design..."
Answered on 4th Jul 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
"Yes , a cheap wheelbarrow will fall to pieces if moving rubble and rust if left outside. When buying any tools go for the best you can afford. If it’s cheap it’s usually no good or stolen"
Answered on 30th Jun 2022 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
"You pay for what you get.
Cheaper barrows are good for rougher works, like cement and building works, however if you want one to look good and be structurally sound, then paying more is better."
Answered on 30th Jun 2022 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
"Only for the size / weight capacity’s and strength ??"
Answered on 30th Jun 2022 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
"The answer is purely build quality, some of the cheaper ones are self assembly and are really only fit for occasional small garden use"
Answered on 9th Aug 2022 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
"Hi Sharon simply put just get a straightforward rubber wheeled not pneumatic barrow from any of the decent builders merchants had mine now for over ten years has had everything thrown at it bricks blocks rubble mixed concrete n cement etc etc ok not pretty but does the job and if want to get fancy can always give it a paint job now and again 👍👍"
Answered on 30th Jun 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
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