2012 - Volume #BFS, Issue #12, Page #42[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
Kit Converts Wheelbarrow To 3 WheelsYou can make a wheelbarrow much more stable and increase its hauling capacity by converting it from 1 wheel to 3, says Legacy Molds, Winesburg, Ohio.
Legacy’s wheelbarrow conversion kit consists of a pair of 13-in. rubber wheels and a painted steel axle that bolts to the legs of any existing wheelbarrow. The kit also includes a foot-operated brake and a long, upturned steel tube handle that slips over the wheelbarrow’s existing handles and is secured by 2 set screws.
“It lets you move heavy loads around your farm or yard with less effort than handling a one-wheeled load. It makes the wheelbarrow easier to use because you can just push it instead of having to lift up on the handles,” says Aaron Garber. “It’s a lot easier to push something than it is to lift and balance it.
“To turn the wheelbarrow you simply push down on the handles and lift the front tire off the ground. By leveraging the load onto 3 wheels there’s less chance of tipping so you can move big, bulky, unbalanced loads safely and easily.”
The upturned handle extends about 6 in. farther back than the wheelbarrow’s original handle, which also helps provide more leverage, says Garber.
An optional quick-hitch attachment is available that hooks to the front wheel axle, converting the wheelbarrow to a trailer that can be pulled behind a garden tractor or ATV.
Sells for $56 plus S&H. The trailer conversion kit sells for $16.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Legacy Molds, P.O. Box 132, Winesburg, Ohio 44690 (ph 330 359-0270; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.legacymolds.com; www.Lehmans.com).
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