Ames True Temper C6 6-Cubic-Foot Steel Tray Contractor Wheelbarrow
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- Heavy Duty Construction
- Traditional Steel Tray
- Hardwood handles
- Ships In Three Boxes
- Length: 58.75 Width: 25.5 Height: 27
With 6 cubic feet of hauling capacity, this True Temper wheelbarrow is ideal for homeowners, landscapers and light construction work. The 6 cubic foot seamless steel tray is plenty tough and will provide years of service. Around the house or on the job, this is the right wheelbarrow for the job. 6 cubic foot capacity. Seamless steel tray. 16 inch tubed tire. 60 inch seal coated hardwood handles. Length: 58.75 Width: 25.5 Height: 27
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After receiving a 6 yard load of compost this weekend, I had the worst time struggling to keep this wheelbarrow upright, even with loads that were only half full. But the most frustrating part was that the wheel bent under a normal-sized load when I was half-way done, and I wasn't able to finish the job.
Bottom line: this wheelbarrow is produced cheaply, was not produced with usability or the customer in mind, and cannot withstand normal use. Avoid.
Where to begin with this thing? The bucket is constructed of thin metal, not heavy-duty like you'd expect. The metal is so thin that it is flexible, and mine has cracks near the bolt holes that hold the bucket to the frame, the cracks caused by metal fatigue. This has in turn weakened the structure of an already weak design. Next, the assembly materials: there are no lock washers, so if you don't go out and buy washers and lock washers for every connection, the bolts will loosen themselves and cause the wheelbarrow to become very unstable. This will happen very quickly, the wheelbarrow rattles itself apart, especially the bolts that hold the wheel assembly to the frame. Even after having washers installed, if you actually use this piece of junk for hauling heavy things like concrete, the whole wheelbarrow has a tendency to warp and bend, making it difficult to move and maneuver, and it is untrustworthy when even when sitting on the ground because the whole frame shifts under loads. The tire is thin and was punctured within 10 minutes of using it; I had to go buy a universal, foam filled replacement, which frankly should be standard on something that calls itself a "contractor" version. The little bar in front of the wheel CONSTANTLY twists up or down and will cause the wheelbarrow to stop in its tracks due to the friction it causes on the tire. If you buy this, be prepared to adjust that poorly held bar after dumping every load. No exaggeration. This in turn loosens the bolts holding the bar on, which further destabilizes the wheelbarrow.
There is nothing whatsoever to like about this product. Its first failure happened within an hour of assembling it with the tire friction thing, which caused me to trip and lose a load of concrete. I despise this item, and now I hate the company that sells it. I won't buy an Ames item or the True Temper brand, I would rather use my bare hands.