We use our wheelbarrow for just about everything: hauling firewood, hauling compost, hauling pulled weeds, hauling . . . well you get the picture.
Last week I don’t know exactly what was being hauled when one of the handles broke. (We never put the wheelbarrow under shelter so the wood handles had weathered.)
After searching around we found that you can buy the individual parts of a wheelbarrow. (Last year we replaced the tire with one that does not require air to be inflated.)
Charlie bought 2 ash-wood handles from the Home Depot at about $14 EACH!
He also bought new carriage bolts to hold the handles on since the old ones were a rusty mess.
We found out the hard way that it’s really easy to put a wheelbarrow back together the wrong way. There are multiple mistakes that can be made, for example the frames can be bolted on backwards but it won’t really fit.
Besides the bucket of the wheelbarrow the only thing he didn’t find were the 2 wood wedges that gave the handles the correct angle.
He carefully took the old pieces off and replaced the broken bits with new handles and new bolts.
The wheel barrow is ready to haul again.
Do you repair or replace broken tools?