1988 - Volume #12, Issue #1, Page #31[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Two Wheeled Qualabarro Solves Hauling ProblemsA new hybrid wheelbarrow called the "Qualabarro" combines the strength and capacity of a garden tractor-drawn cart with the versatility and ease of a wheelbarrow, says inventor James Johnson, of Cologne, Minn.
You can use the Qualabarro as a hand cart or, with a quick conversion, pull it behind your garden tractor or all-terrain vehicle. Either way, the rig can be used to haul sand, dirt, sod, concrete, leaves, firewood, feed, manure and so forth. The rugged 14 ga. welded steel frame permits loads of over 500 lbs.
Equipped with two large 26 dia. spoke wheels with pneumatic tires, the Qualabarro moves effortlessly through soft ground and snow, says Johnson. "The twin wheels, journaled on all bearings, make it easier to balance and transport than single wheel conventional wheelbarrows," he notes.
To convert from hand to tractor-drawn operation, you simply remove a latching rod, rotate the handle downward and then replace the rod into lower holes. A hopper extension is available for bulky materials, such as leaves and firewood.
The Qualabarro sells for $139, and the optional side extensions for $39.
For more information, contact FARM SHOW Followup, Johnson Min-Till Inc., Cologne, Minn. 55322 (ph 612 466-5979).
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