View Full Version : Why are wheelbarrows so expensive?

09-11-07, 08:14 PM
I think it's outrageous that something as mundane as a wheelbarrow takes up money that could be spent on lots of better things! So to avoid spending my money on one (and it's a big one I want), I have announced to my despairing husband that that's what I want for christmas! Thing is, does anyone know where we can find large ones cheaper than Robinsons and the like have them? It's got to be possible to find them for less than 200 or so... hasn't it?

09-11-07, 08:15 PM
LOL! I had one for xmas last year http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

09-11-07, 08:21 PM
well its not big but its not small. but i like it.


09-11-07, 08:22 PM
haha, i've got a huge 2-wheel one that i got for christmas about 4 years ago from my mum!
there's quite a nice one available with two front wheels about a foot apart, and a very large plastic tray part, it's about 100, not bad at all.
bought a new one a few weeks ago, a metal deep one, for 80, didn't want to spend more than that.
this one
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2-x-200LTR-TROJAN-...1QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2-x-200LTR-TROJAN-STABLE-TWIN-WHEELBARROW-PNEU-WHEELS_W0QQitemZ220166761663QQihZ012QQcategoryZ109 129QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
is 100 around here...

09-11-07, 08:24 PM
Try www.easybarrow.co.uk (http://www.easybarrow.co.uk)

09-11-07, 08:25 PM
Oooh, thanks for that!

Kerilli - where were yours from?!

09-11-07, 08:28 PM
I'm loving the idea of a motorised one!

09-11-07, 08:30 PM
We only paid 21 each for ours, nothing wrong with a good old builders wheelbarrow!!

09-11-07, 08:35 PM
which one? the massive french one i've had for years was from CAM i think.
the metal one i found online recently for 80ish was from Qualitygardentools.com, it's the Haemmerlin 108G Groundsman, 84.95 incl p&p...
it's here
http://qualitygardentools.com/searchresu...mp;x=29&y=9 (http://qualitygardentools.com/searchresults?action=search&search%5Bkeywords%5D=h aemmerlin&x=29&y=9)
120litre capacity, third one up from the bottom of the page, best price i could find for one that big.

the big plastic one (same as in the first linky) is available from Bearts at Stowbridge, near Kings Lynn, for 95. prob better than the metal one, but i don't think my ramp's wide enough for the twin wheels...

09-11-07, 08:36 PM
Try www.screwfix.com (http://www.screwfix.com) they are very cheap. My husband bought me a pair of overalls for clipping a few years ago and I have to say I love them, I wear them all through the winter for yard jobs because they are windproof!!!

09-11-07, 08:43 PM
http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif OMG, I bought this same one from the same place (picked it up) and I paid 80!!!!! That was only 3 months ago too!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2-x-200LTR-TROJAN-...1QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2-x-200LTR-TROJAN-STABLE-TWIN-WHEELBARROW-PNEU-WHEELS_W0QQitemZ220166761663QQihZ012QQcategoryZ109 129QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

09-11-07, 08:46 PM
I have a 2 wheeled big one - got it from a landscape wholesaler and it cost me 87. The same thing, sold as an equine wheelbarrow would be about 200!

09-11-07, 08:46 PM
Go to your local rubbish dump!! I got mine for free from there- perfectly good , practically new and usuable

09-11-07, 09:09 PM
its ridiculous isnt it!!!!! basically paying all that money for a big bucket with a wheel on doesnt seem right to me!

09-11-07, 09:17 PM
I bought an orange on from B&Q. Cost about 30. Lasted 4 yrs and counting (well, if you dont look at the baler twine holding the wheel on, that is http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif )

Gorgeous George
09-11-07, 09:26 PM
I got a fabulous huge blue one (essential when you own a George!!) from Ingatestone Saddlery for 70!

09-11-07, 10:32 PM
b&Q or any builder merchant are cheaper than a tack shop

10-11-07, 09:47 AM
See I had a B&Q one, but it's too small really, and the wheel's gone. I've compiled a wish-list of suitable barrows though - how sad am I?! Thanks all for your help.