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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-22-2007, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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I put on a strongman competition for our local high school. One event this year is a wheelbarrow squat. I'll be setting in 60-90 lbs rocks one at a time and the kid has to squat and stand up...

I reinforced the handles...

Think they'll hold? How much?

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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!

Don't you think the angle irons should be on the top of the wood handles?????

The weight your lifting is up not down correct!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK that was my two cents !!!!!!


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What Tim said.

Plus a couple of observations; Where the load is placed in the tub will have a huge affect on the amount of force needed to lift the handles.

I would guess that a stout kid could lift hard enough to break the handles. Thinking of the football center or guard here. A carriage bolt through the handle into the angle might help, but the angle should really be on top.

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Agreed with the other two above me. You probably could just add another piece of angle iron on top and leave the one on the bottom as well to support the legs.
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or replace the entire thing with iron.

use round steel tube to replace the handle part.....slide the round tube into a piece of square tube that replaces the angle you currently have....weld....wrap in some sort of tape for grip.....

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My thought train with the angle iron on the bottom is that is where the wood would first start to crack...not corrrect thinking?

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yes, but along the bottom it wont stop it from cracking.....

imagine the wood part sort of peeling away from the metal, as it is now.

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Any idea how much weight you can put in the bucket? You might want to move the front wheel more forward, so that the lifter has to lift a higher percentage of the weight. Maybe triangulate the handle with a strap that runs down to the foot pegs and forward along the load. I'd think in this kind of a deadlift scenario, quite heavy lifts will be possible. Unless of course you are going to load it up with say 300 lbs and the guy lifts it 75 times.
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Cool

ok ok
since i own a junkyard and we buy metals in the wheelbarrels daily i will offer you a little more advice. a "GOOD" wheelbarrel will hold and carry 250-300 lbs.. (all day long) the weak link is the tire!!!! or the operator if the wheelbarrel twists then the handles will break!!!

foam fill the tire and box the handles and it will hold and carry more than you will lift!!!!!

the other thing that will help you is to front load it as much as possible!!! let the tire do the work!!!!

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P.S. if you got to push this thing around i advise you to practice pushin and turning!!!!

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