Richmond Plastic & Steel Tray Wheelbarrows
A Richmond wheelbarrow is an essential piece of equipment for any builder, bricklayer, landscaper, gardener or home handyperson. Plastic and steel tray wheelbarrows are available, each with a wide range of wheel types to suit all manner of applications. New timber handle wheelbarrows are also available.
Choosing The Right Wheelbarrow
Richmond’s range of wheelbarrows are available in two different tray types: Plastic, and Steel (thicker gauge steel trays are also available).
PLASTIC TRAY – A plastic tray is lighter than a steel tray and will not rust. They are mainly suitable for landscapers, gardeners, and around the home use. They are suitable for a range of loads including: mulch, dirt and sand.
STEEL TRAY – A steel tray provides a higher level of damage resistance than a plastic tray, and its strength will not degrade with constant UV exposure. More resilient to a shovel and abrasive loads; a steel tray wheelbarrow is suited to shifting materials such as rocks, bricks, sand, tiles, pavers, and concrete.
The wider the wheel is, the more stable the wheelbarrow will be – making heavier loads easier to manage. A wider wheel will travel over bumps with ease compared to a narrow wheel, and is less likely to dig into soft or loose ground.
PNEUMATIC WHEEL – Richmond’s Pneumatic wheels are available with a plastic or steel centred rim. A Plastic Centred rim is lightweight, corrosion and rust resistant, and is suitable for wet/damp environments. A Steel Centred rim is more durable and has a longer life than a plastic rim.
PUNCTURE PROOF WHEEL – Richmond’s Puncture Proof wheels eliminate flat tyres and the need to replace tubes. Available with a plastic or steel centre, Puncture Proof wheels offer the same cushioned ride of a Pneumatic without the need to worry about punctured or deflated tyres.
STEEL HANDLE – Steel handles offer a high damage resistance and will not break easily upon impact or the wheelbarrow being dropped.
TIMBER HANDLE – A timber wheelbarrow handle can offer a more comfortable grip than a steel handle and can reduce the strain on a users upper body due to the flexing nature of timber. Timber handles do not heat up as much on hot days, making outdoor work in some conditions easier.
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