The wheel barrow is an old device replacing the hand barrow which was more of a stretcher-like contraption. Simple as it is, it is one of those benchmark inventions and should not be overlooked in the realm of important technological innovations.
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Hay got my vardo up and going ….get tags this month …got a question for you what size of tires are on your vardo….mine came with p235/75R15 notice a bounce when we pull it and no one with help me so I just was wondering what size yours were ,,,the Vardo is 6ft wide by 8ft long check out the pictures only took me 3 yrs…. Thanks Melba in Mo.
I’ll look tomorrow when its light outside. Congratulations. Send a photo?
Nice article on the Chinese wheelbarrow here:
I’m a big fan of the LowTech magazine. Great stuff there.
We rode in our dad’s wheelbarrows when we were kids. 🙂
That was always a fun treat. You don’t know how much work it was for them until you are old and have kids and become the pusher.