The best wheelbarrows money can buy!
There is a good range of household wheelbarrows available for under $100. Here are some of the best wheelbarrow buys for under $100. Our Pick Best Under $100 Barrow This great little wheelbarrow is compact and sturdy. It has pump-upRead more
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A wheelbarrow is a carrier, usually having only one wheel, consisting of a tray bolted to two handles and two legs. While known mostly as a device for carrying small loads for the household gardener, a wheelbarrow is often also used in construction and industry for carrying larger loads.
The birthplace of the modern wheelbarrow was China, possibly as early as 100 b.c. One early version consisted of a large single wheel at or near the front of a platform. The load would be placed behind the wheel, and the operator would lift the heavy end and push the load. Sometimes a small basket would be used to carry the load, and if it was heavy, a second operator could pull from the front. Another type, probably invented by Chuko Liang in 300 a.d., had a carrying surface that was basically a large wheel housing that encased the top half of the wheel. A flat platform projected out from both sides at axle level could then carry large loads, people and goods in pannier fashion while the operator steered it. Loads were higher off the ground than those carried in modern wheelbarrows. Chinese wheelbarrows were hence similar to rickshaws in that the goal was to carry heavy loads long distances. Tseng Min-Hsung in 1200 a.d. boasted that “ways which are as winding as the bowels of a sheep will not defeat it.”