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  • #41
    Something else must be wrong. If the bearings are worn out in the hubs, and/or the axle is bent, the tires will rub, and be very hard to push. Two tires should carry any load someone would be pushing.
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    • #42
      Originally posted by seabreeze View Post
      My two-wheeled Rubbermaid has taken a true beating. I never protect it, never "take care" of it...leave it out, toss it around, just plain abuse it. I think it's going into it's 14th year. Quite the workhorse...

      http://www.rubbermaidforless.com/rub..._info-140.html
      Personally, I hate these garden cart styles. They tip and don't hold much at all.

      What I like are the wheelbarrow style, wooden fram, two wheels in front like this one from sears. I have bought it in the past at true value. Its an 8 cubic foot, if I could find a 10 cu foot I'd buy it:

      http://www.sears.com/ames-8-cubic-fo...SPM5693541803P

      Two wheels in this configuration is MUCH easier on your back - the wheelbarrow doesn't torque, and saves your back, arms and also the wheelbarrow doesn't twist out of shape and break and lasts longer. You can go around corners with a load without wrenching yourself - you can take largeer loads more easily. Honest, once you have one, you won't want a one wheel again, but it has to be like the link above, not a garden cart. The garden cart style is terrible in my opinion.
      My warmbloods have actually drunk mulled wine in the past. Not today though. A drunk warmblood is a surly warmblood. - WildandWickedWarmbloods

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      • #43
        Then, this looks interesting, never seen this before

        http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_07180003000P
        My warmbloods have actually drunk mulled wine in the past. Not today though. A drunk warmblood is a surly warmblood. - WildandWickedWarmbloods

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        • #44
          Originally posted by Ambitious Kate View Post
          Then, this looks interesting, never seen this before

          http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_07180003000P
          I have one of theses - it has worked pretty hard for a number of years, but is now starting to fall apart.

          It does not hold as much as the large rubbermaid two wheeler - but is a good choice if you have to deal with deep mud (ahhh SO glad I have moved barns so I do not have to deal with mud any more!) - the 4 wheels distribute the weight better, and the fat tires deal well with soft going. The "dump truck" style dumping is nice as well.

          You do have to PULL it rather than push (and I prefer pushing) but it is a nice cart to have around.

          I use it for moving my tack trunk (when loaded up, that trunk is heavy!) and moving sacks of feed and hay bales.

          But for daily stall cleaning, I much prefer the large sized rubbermaid.
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          • #45
            I don't think a pull-style cart would work for me. (DH has always said I'm a pushy broad...) If you're trying to get up an incline or over a curb or something, seems like the only muscles you could really engage would be your quads. With a push style cart, you can use your arms and core muscles as well as legs.
            Lots of great links on this thread --Thanks OP for starting it. This has definitely inspired me to to upgrade my steel-tub one-wheeler with a plastic 2 wheeler.

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            • #46
              Originally posted by Ambitious Kate View Post
              Then, this looks interesting, never seen this before

              http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_07180003000P
              Those are very good for distributing small bale hay.
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              • #47
                My vote is for the rubbermaid with two wheels. For all the above reasons and when I hurt my shoulder I could still push it/ load it/ dump it/ with one arm in a sling.

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                • #48
                  Originally posted by Equibrit View Post
                  The best one I've ever had; http://www.ezhaulcart.com/home.php

                  Got the solid tyres and the thing is still going strong with zero problems after 14 years.
                  This! Best wheelbarrows I have used. Can cart really heavy loads no problem in them.

                  I don't mind the Rubbermaid ones either but they break much more easily/often under regular heavy use.

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                  • #49
                    Didn't read all the post, but consider that for much you do when on the road, a dolly is much better than a wheelbarrow.

                    Both have their place, just think where one or the other are better.

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