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Can anyone recommend a good wheelbarrow?

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SweetApril Tue 25-Feb-14 09:58:24

Hi, my dad's requested a wheelbarrow for his birthday as his trusty many-times-repaired steed has just fallen apart. He loves gardening and has a fairly big garden so I want to get him something decent. He says he would prefer something lightweight rather than the hefty metal one he has now. Has anyone got any recommendations? It's a significant birthday so I don't mind spending a bit especially as he'd probably only buy himself a cheap B&Q one. I'm not sure he'd be keen on one of those folding ones. He does do several gardening jobs but I don't think the wheelbarrow needs to be portable. TIA.

ThistledownAndCobweb Tue 25-Feb-14 10:22:35

We have a Henchman Barrow

They are very expensive but ours has been worth it. We have a large garden and they have a huge capacity and you can move them one handed. I know this sounds a bit gimmicky but it is so useful.
DH designed our paths so the henchman can go anywhere in the garden.

SweetApril Wed 26-Feb-14 08:54:35

Thanks, Thistledown. Those Henchman barrows look amazing but I'm a bit shock at the price! Although it's made me think about how much I want to spend and I suppose about £100 would be my maximum. I found this and this on Amazon. What do you reckon, gardening folk?

LadyGardenersQuestionTime Wed 26-Feb-14 10:32:45

Those two both look great - don't get anything folding or fussy if he hasn't specifically asked for it. If fact, ask him if he has a particular model in mind? I've got an old Fort one, extremely tough.

funnyperson Wed 26-Feb-14 12:08:23

try this one recommended by 'which'
it is a lot cheaper than £400

ThistledownAndCobweb Wed 26-Feb-14 14:17:43

I won't tell you what I said when he initially spent that much on a barrow (and this is from someone who spent silly money on a copper trowel) ... But I have had to eat my words as ten years down the line it has been used and used and is still in perfect condition.

I liked both the barrows you linked to on amazon and I'm sure your dad will be delighted with his gift.

maggiemight Wed 26-Feb-14 18:24:27

I use one like the Maingate Cruiser. The County Clipper, ime, topples sideways if piled high with branches for example. I garden on a slope so the Henchman would be too heavy to shove uphill.

SweetApril Mon 03-Mar-14 12:50:04

It transpires he also has a really big barrow which he uses for large loads and he wanted something a bit smaller so I've gone for the County Clipper. Thanks, all!

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