Olympia Tools Zero Barrow w/o Bucket Metal
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Boy does this seem to be a solution in search of a problem. You lose all mechanical advantage/leverage of a traditional wheelbarrow, plus the ability to take them through narrow places due to the ridiculously wide stance of this thing.
Plus if you filled the average standard wheelbarrow only as full as that little bucket, even your mother could easily lift it
Why the hell would ANYONE buy this WITHOUT the essential bucket?!!-It’s like buying a Hammer without a requisite shaft!!!
I am so glad they made this. Been looking for similar ‘gyro’ for carry a med size barrel of water.!!! THANK YOU.
Damn, your mom can easily lift 83.4lbs of water in a one-wheeler without spilling any from it sloshing around? Bravo for her!
Seems to me this dealy actually has more leverage than a standard wheelbarrow if it can lift a full bucket of whatever from ground level with minimal weight for the user. And I don’t think the target audience for this is gonna need to run it back and forth across a 2 x 6 ramp at a construction site all day.
Sounds like you need a wheelbarrow. I wouldn’t get this item if I were you.
You mean “haft”, right? Or perhaps “helve”?
Or is this a reference to a different kind of hammer?
My guess is because, although the bucket itself would be an extra $5*, shipping it would be at least $25 extra. Roll that into the price (to still honor $5 shipping), and the price then becomes $79.95, or something like that. Probably sell a lot fewer at that price.
This way, you can pick the color, style and manufacturer of the bucket you prefer, at your local farm/Ranch store.
- I think Menards (a hardware store popular in the upper midwest) had these ~18-gallon buckets on sale for $5 in the last week or so…
I don’t see this as a replacement for a wheelbarrow but I can see it as being useful for moving multiple buckets of stuff you aren’t going to dump out immediately. The buckets look like pretty standard “muck buckets” that are easy to find.
The only time you have a problem with “wide stance” is if your name is Senator Larry Craig!
The bucket is actually a common size 17 gal utility bucket that you can buy at most farm/ranch supply stores. It’s a smart idea of the company to sell without the bucket because they are about 10 dollars each and leaving it out of the shipment saves on costs on the shipping of the zerobarrow. Buy as many buckets as you need for hauling around different items.
In this case the load looks to be directly over the fulcrum (the wheel). It will have much much better leverage than a traditional wheelbarrow. You should get next to nothing as far as downward load on the handles. Strength would only come into play to get it moving (overcoming the friction) or if you are dealing with a slope.
This looks GREAT for schlepping adobe! The wheelbarrow is a horrible invention–unless you absolutely need a wheelbarrow for it’s maneuverability. It’s right up there with spring-tensioned toilet paper holders. I can’t believe how many people I see struggling with wheelbarrows, when they make some great garden wagons or things like this that roll so much more easily.