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Re: Wheel Barrow

Postby Mike Judd » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:14 am

On that old problem of getting a reasonably decent wheelbarrow in Thailand. I still cannot understand why Thailand cannot seem to be able or willing to make one at a reasonable price. China with higher labour cost than Thailand, can make this one that is sold today in Bunnings OZ for $50 (B1600) that's with a Mark up where the labour costs have to be a min of 10 times if not more right down the line getting them into the store. It is the cheapest model on sale but fully bolted ,no welds to break apart, Poly 100lt tray ,steel galv handles, pump up wheel. Top of the line Rolls Royce barrow, B 6,000. Many other models of various quality and prices in between.
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Re: Wheel Barrow

Postby Mike Judd » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:19 am

Sorry forgot the Photo.
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Normal wheel, lighter bolted sections , maybe thinner poly tray but couldn't tell other wise from dearer ones.
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Re: Wheel Barrow

Postby Samson Del » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:38 pm

Heavy duty wheelbarrows.
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Re: Wheel Barrow

Postby Klondyke » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:51 am

The problem with all wheel barrows in Thailand is the narrow support. So, when loading anything in, you have to place it well balanced, otherwise it will collapse over on your feet.
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Re: Wheel Barrow

Postby Roger Ramjet » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:49 pm

Both the wheelbarrows I bought from Thai Watsadu just lasted the build, then the plastic bearings in the wheel collapsed and on the other the tyre perished a week after. Both were made in Thailand and both were "the top of the line" at the time. No brickies labourer in Australia would have touched either. There was also constant bracing and welding on both to keep them alive during the build and no spare parts available.
As it was the Thais were not strong enough to handle a half load, or claimed they weren't.
I had a barrow in Australia that lasted ten years without any maintenance except a new tube in the wheel. They both cost about $20 each, but I was thankful they died at the end of the build and that the ricketty one was stolen. :lol:
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Re: Wheel Barrow

Postby jazzman » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:01 am

I don't think it's any good complaining about things like Thai wheelbarrows. No one is going to import them from abroad. ฿1,000 or so for a throw-away barrow isn't going to impact much on the price of a house build.
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