The modern wheelbarrow is going to make your life around the yard or the garden a lot easier than it would have been otherwise. Available in a number of different sizes, configurations, and manufactured out of more construction materials than most could have ever imagined, choosing the right wheelbarrow for the job has never been as easy as it is today.
At the same time, because of their size and relatively awkward form factor, the overwhelming majority of wheelbarrows you purchase are going to ship in pieces and require assembly. It even if the store in your area offers preassembled wheelbarrows for sale, you’re likely able to save more than a few bucks if you decide to purchase one unassembled and put it together yourself.
Here’s pretty much everything you need to know to learn how to assemble a wheelbarrow.
• Layout all of the parts and components for your wheelbarrow, and make sure that the handles are completely assembled and have had any accessories attached.
• Place the main tray on its side and then bring the riser (usually a wedged piece of material, often times made out of wood or metal with holes already drilled it) into the rear side of the riser and then snug everything together with the hardware that has been provided.
• Attach the handles to the riser, using hardware that has been included with your new wheelbarrow. Flip the tub from one side to the other to make sure that both handles have been securely attached.
• Now you’ll want to make sure that the legs are attached to the risers and the handles. You’ll need to be sure that you attach washers to your bolts when you connect the legs to your tub, as you’ll want to be sure that you get a watertight fit so that you can carry liquids and water in your tub without leaking.
• This is when you attach your wheel to the handles, starting with your axle that has (hopefully) already come inserted through the center of your wheel. Ideally the wheel will have already been inflated – and it’s even better if it is made of a lightweight but solid material that won’t ever run flat – and then you want to bolt the axles into the lower front section of the handles so that you are good to go.
• Before tightening down your bolts you want to make sure that everything is straight, everything is even, and that your wheelbarrow sits properly on the ground. Tighten all of the bolts and nuts just past finger tonight, making sure that you don’t tighten too much that you apply extra pressure on these pieces of hardware or risk stripping them.
Now you are good to go!