Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 44
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 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 5 out of 5Â by TravisR Great Heavy Lifter
I have hauled 7cubic yards of compost, approx 2000sqft of sod and 9 tons of rock since I purchased this unit 4 weeks ago. It has held up perfectly. With the amount of weight I was hauling I was worried that I would get bending and overal structural failures, but all the metal support structures are thick enough that they had no problems. I highly recommend this unit if you are planning on hauling anything heavy.
When I compared this unit to another "heavy duty" unit sold I noticed that this unit had thicker supporting straps that connected to the tub, this played a major factor in my selecting this unit.
I bought this unit already assembled so can't comment on assembly. Mine also came with the foam never flat tire, which worked very well considering the amount of weight I was hauling.
September 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Bobbytwenty Medium to Heavy Duty Project Ready
1. Easy one person assembly. 2. Start to finish 40 minutes maximum and two beers.. 3. Expectations were met on the number of tools required to assemble. 4 Pneumatic (air filled) tire enables traversing over semi stable non-pavement conditions. 5. Medium to heavy use capability for serious residential projects and eight month light commercial projects.
May 15, 2013