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Old 08-23-2014, 12:40 PM   #21
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Just some wheelbarrow trivia. Sterling makes the heaviest trays of any wheelbarrow I know of,16 ga. I'M glad they have not cheapened them up in that regard however,back in the '70's their wheel bearings were tapered roller bearings ! They were mini versions of the front bearings on automobiles. Now the bearings are the same chintzy pressed bearings like any other brand,guess they decided to cut corners in some capacity.
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Old 08-23-2014, 02:05 PM   #22
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Never have seen a Sterling, but picked up a couple of Cariola wheelies about 8-9-10 years ago.......they are almost indestructible......a true 5 star product......
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Great deal ! Sterling is the Cadillac of wheelbarrows IMHO. I will not buy any brand but them,worth every penny they as for them. They will out last a Jackson two to one.
I agree, they're all we've used here for years. They're not even that expensive here in this area, maybe $175 for the regular one, but maybe that's because they're made in Milwaukee........
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Nice score. I spy some homan and Barnard anchors!
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Never have seen a Sterling, but picked up a couple of Cariola wheelies about 8-9-10 years ago.......they are almost indestructible......a true 5 star product......



Watched the video for Cariola,very impressive. What do one of those babies cost ?
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I've never seen a Sterling before either, I felt kinda dumb because I didn't know what ya'll were talking about.

Jackson is the best thing offered around here. And it's not doubled layered anymore. And the solid tire feels like it's half flat all of the time.

I've been paying $99 to about $109 for them. I got after my helper for not washing my new wheel barrow out good , a while back. The next morning it looked like he beat the he!! out of it with a 3lb sledge hammer!

I told him when I got home, I was going to wash his pick up with the same hammer!
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Watched the video for Cariola,very impressive. What do one of those babies cost ?
I think I paid around $270 per back in the day, I've heard they're around $360 now......and while I can understand someone's reluctance to drop that kind of loot on a wheelie, the first time you use one you know that someone has indeed built a better mousetrap....
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I told him when I got home, I was going to wash his pick up with the same hammer!
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Never heard of these either, mostly use ERIE up here, bought 2 when I started the business and still have 1 complete and the flat free wheel from the other in my block borrow. Although I have bought 2 more for the extra crew and one for work one the homestead. $180-200 a pop.
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Six,I'll bet when your kid asked for 30 dollars you answered.....20 dollars,what do you need 15 dollars for....i'm not giving you 10 dollars!!

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