I've got my steel Jackson for concrete and the heavy stuff. I have the air filled tire and filled it with slime. The only thing I hate about it is the steel piece in front of the tire that holds the wood together always hits the ground! You really have to becareful going up hills or tipping it too far, you may take a spill.
I picked up a plastic one for light duty or just moving debris and tools around outside jobs. The plastic one lasted 3 weeks, I was getting it out of the truck on a -5 degree day. I tripped and dropped it and the plastic tub shattered into a thousand pieces:laughing:
When I was 11 I converted a long steep driveway into a lawn for my parents. Hauling a wheelbarrow load of topsoil up the hill, I slipped, hit my throat on the wheelbarrow, fell, and the load of topsoil unloaded, covering me. Too bad YouTube wasn't around then.
At any rate, that was a Jackson, so I prefer Sterling now.
Years ago I had a steel wheelbarrow with a narrow front that would act as a chute for pouring concrete footings. I believe it was made by Jackson, but I don't see it on their site anymore. Similar in concept to the Ames EZ Pour, but in steel.
I dint know it mattered about the brand. Just checked the prices of the Jackson. I'm not ready to pay 250 bucks for a wheelbarrow. However if I was a mason I should be looking at it a little different. I have a wheelbarrow style mixer made by MultiQuip that I use for footings.
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