Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 50
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Ronlp Great except tire
Bought this a year or so ago to replace a wobbly, aging wheelbarrow that I've now demoted for concrete mixing use. I see these Jacksons all the time on construction sites, so they are obviously the choice of professionals, and should well exceed my home use needs.
So far, it works perfectly and is built well, all except for the tire. It keeps coming off the bead and cutting the tube....something I previously dismissed as punctures while loaded, but now that I've had a good look at it, there is a section of the molded rib missing that keeps the tire in place on the rim. Go figure.....made-in-china. I'm sorry, when you spend this much for the best wheelbarrow they sell.....for the sole purpose of avoiding sub-standard quality, one of the most critical components shouldn't come from a 3rd world sweatshop.
March 1, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by JoeN Tire cracking after 1 year.
After one year the pneumatic tire developed pronounced cracks. The wheelbarrow has been used only for personal, non-commercial work. The tire has been kept at the correct 30 psi inflation and the wheelbarrow has never been left out in the weather or exposed to chemicals or fumes. I know rubber will dry out and crack with age, however the cracks in this tire are already worse than the cracks in the tire of my old wheelbarrow, which is thirty (30) years old! Also the handles are not very hard. Wood started to compress a lot when I tried to tighten the axle bracket bolts, so added fender washers to spread the load. Really like it otherwise, especially the anti-tip-back leg stabilizers. To HD's credit, the manager offered me a new wheel from stock, but they didn't have the right size. Tried to contact the manufacturer by email and phone and got no response.
May 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Rondog Great wheelbarrow
As I do with all my purchases anymore, I investigated wheelbarrows online, and this one it appeared was the obvious right choice. After reading many reviews, I knew that I wanted an inflatable tire, as I was going to be hauling many heavy loads with this thing. I like to assemble things myself, so I picked one up from my local Home Depot in kit form. I also followed the advice of another reviewer, and got enough flat washers to put under all of the bolts and nuts that would accept them. Before assembling, I lightly sanded the wood handles and put a coat of polyurethane on them. I also greased the axle well with wheel bearing grease before sliding it into the wheel. Assembly was very simple and straight forward, and took less than an hour. The tire was already fully inflated when I took it out of the box, so I knew that it holding air wasn't going to be a problem. My initial impression was that this wheelbarrow is very sturdy and well built, which proved to be very true, as It's first workout was moving 30 tons of gravel from a pile into the formed up area of a monolithic slab for my future garage. (See photo) The wheelbarrow is very maneuverable and well balanced. Over all, I'm very happy with my purchase!
October 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by rainbird Not as good as it was
While as landscapers we usually replace our wheel barrows every year, the new Jackson models don't make 3 months. The steel supports for the front of the tray bend easily and now the tray rubs against the wheel. This is bad enough, but now the axle support traps are of so bad quality that they bend and the axle falls out. This used to be a good tool, quite chasing the price point and build a quality product. Or by the way, the steel tray is so thin, it forms around the support handles underneath.
June 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Sensei Tire and tube failure
Wheelbarrow tub, handles, and hardware are substantial enough for heavy home use, but I wouldn't recommend it for commercial use. Within a few months of purchase the tire went flat, and I discovered the tube had failed. There was no puncture through the tire...no rough surface inside the tire that may have caused the failure to the tube, so I concluded it was manufacturer-based fail. Obviously China does not have the quality control oversight that finds problems before the product enters the market.
December 15, 2014