Thai wheel-barrow

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Thai wheel-barrow

Postby Klondyke » Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:35 pm

Are you too wondering why nobody in Thailand can make a correct wheel-barrow?
In my many years here I had never found one that would got the support wide enough not to immediately flip unless you do not balance the load carefully according to a measured gravity centre. :shock:
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Re: Thai wheel-barrow

Postby fredlk » Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:47 pm

You'd better look again. My wheelbarrow, made in Thailand:
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Re: Thai wheel-barrow

Postby pattayapope » Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:23 pm

My best garden purchase got on the way to Rayong, between 1500 -3000 baht depends on how good your Thai is and the quality :roll:

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Re: Thai wheel-barrow

Postby Klondyke » Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:10 pm

fredlk wrote:You'd better look again. My wheelbarrow, made in Thailand:
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This what you have got is not a real wheelbarrow, it has 2 wheels :D . However, the support is with the same spacing as all the others. Believe me, I have repaired few of such supports that not only are not stable and sturdy enough when loading something heavy but also will crack after some time of heavy traffic. Also the bracing connecting the 2 supports is very weak.

A 2-wheels-barrow is not very practical for driving on a rough terrain. The wheel(s) have to be located as much as possible under the load. Otherwise the load is carried by your arms, not by the wheel.
However, if your wheelbarrow is just for some flower gardening, then it is OK. :D
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Re: Thai wheel-barrow

Postby Roger Ramjet » Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:11 pm

pattayapope wrote:My best garden purchase got on the way to Rayong, between 1500 -3000 baht depends on how good your Thai is and the quality

PP,
Be really hard loading sand and gravel in it. :D :D
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Re: Thai wheel-barrow

Postby pattayapope » Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:42 pm

RR in its original form yes but with some covering over the bottom and sides it is really good for moving rocks, sand and cement (in bags). My gardener used it to move 15 tons of rocks, 5 M3 sand and 25 bags of cement from outside my land for the pond retaining wall, round trip about 100 meters. It can carry a 100 KG load with very little effort, the tires are pneumatic and fairly wide (60 mm or so). For round the garden rubbish as Klondyke says is excellant, but not a tipper so you need to bag it first :roll:
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Re: Thai wheel-barrow

Postby fredlk » Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:58 pm

Klondyke wrote:A 2-wheels-barrow is not very practical for driving on a rough terrain.

Wrong again. It works perfectly. And I have used it to carry loads of rocks, a couple of hundred kilos at a time. No problem.
You're not always right you know. :roll:
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Re: Thai wheel-barrow

Postby BKKBILL » Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:39 pm

How about a six wheeler would that count?
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Re: Thai wheel-barrow

Postby pattayapope » Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:04 pm

BKKBILL nice rig are you the owner or just a stock photo :roll:
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Re: Thai wheel-barrow

Postby Mike Judd » Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:36 pm

The Thai's haven't learnt how to make a decent wheel barrow yet, but we have been through all this before . Why some Thai Importer for Home Pro or what ever doesn't bring in a few from China I can't understand. All the Australian design ones are made there now in every size , but basically all the same really, just a choice of trays steel or plastic, and wide wheel or narrow. Priced from Baht 4,000 to Baht 8,000 for the biggest and H/Duty ,all completely demountable ,all bolted, no welds. That's Bunning's prices after mark up where the wages are at least 15 times what the Thai staff get.They do have those 2 wheel ones but they are for Grannies in the garden, wheeling on the paths.
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Re: Thai wheel-barrow

Postby BKKBILL » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:08 pm

Your right there pattaypope don’t think I would be able to get everything here done without it. Got just under nine Rai so had my welder modify one of the carts every Thai has with a tow bar and lined it with aluminium Got the Craftsman yard tractor out of BKK 46” double blade, 24 HP made in US.

Here is another picture moving some Q-Con blocks don't try that with a single wheel wheelbarrow even one from China. :mrgreen:

If interested I can post the specs.
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Re: Thai wheel-barrow

Postby Shastadad » Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:21 pm

Why are we beating this old horse to death ?

There is already a 3 page thread on wheel barrows here :

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Re: Thai wheel-barrow

Postby BKKBILL » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:14 pm

Because it doesn't have freds two wheeler or pattaypopes three wheeler or my 6 wheeler. Mind you the thread you referred to does have a cement mixer. Maybe ask the OP about this abnormally or possibly it's time to lighten up. :mrgreen:
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