Working with a wheelbarrow
When I was about fifteen years old, my father decided to redesign our garden. Up to that time our garden consisted exclusively of a green area and now the construction of a terrace was planned. At the same time, the soil was to be partially replaced and new grass was to be sown. As a real do-it-yourselfer, it was immediately clear that he would carry out this project himself and we children were allowed to help. I still remember how proud I was that I was the one who was allowed to push the first load with the wheelbarrow myself!
However, I also remember that it was a bit difficult to lift the wheelbarrow and push it, and also that keeping the balance looked easier with my father. But I wanted to help my dad at all costs. At that time, an electric wheelbarrow would have made our work immensely easier and it would have been faster and easier on our backs – especially for our grandfather. Although I have to admit that I was not the best helper, this is one of the fondest memories of my youth.
Doing this project together with dad was very educational and showed me how important teamwork can be and also taught me some lessons in responsibility and neat work. Finishing the project together and being able to see and use the great result and the pride in my dad’s eyes is something I will never forget. I was really happy to be able to get involved and actively help – but I wouldn’t have said “no” to an electric wheelbarrow. All the better that there are now such great machines that make the work easier and provide optimal support.
Even if the operation of the electric wheelbarrow is child’s play: Please note that the electric wheelbarrow may only be used on your own responsibility from the age of 14. So children under 14 years old are not allowed to use the wheelbarrow with e-motor. But of course they can help, for example, to put the materials in the electric wheelbarrow.
The electric wheelbarrows are ideal helpers when it comes to quick and easy transportation in rough terrain. A normal wheelbarrow reaches its limits on slopes and is difficult to move. The motorized transporters, on the other hand, shine with easy handling and back-saving work.
Finally, let's take a brief look at the history of the wheelbarrow
The wheelbarrow first appears among the ancient Greeks in inventories of buildings around 400 BC and is translated as a single-wheeled box. Over the years, the wheelbarrow has collected many, many names – for example, it is still often referred to as a garette in France and Switzerland, and as a Scheibtruhe in Bavaria and Austria. Another historical evidence of the wheelbarrow comes from the 2nd century China, where two-wheeled carts were used to transport injured soldiers. Such evidence continues through all the following centuries until, in the Middle Ages, evidence of the use of wheelbarrows can be found everywhere in Europe.
At that time, the practical helpers were still made entirely of wood and, depending on the region and manufacturer, the position of the wheel or wheels varied, because in the beginning there were many models with two wheels. Then, at the end of the 13th century, the first wheelbarrows were made of iron and they were increasingly used with one wheel, which was placed further back, so that driving and balance were improved. And even if the wheelbarrow has a long development phase behind it, it took until about 1950 until the wheelbarrow really entered the households as a tin cart with pneumatic tires – as we know them today.
Our wheelbarrows also have pneumatic tires and optionally have a classic trough or a metal mesh box. Unlike the classic models, the wheelbarrow with electric motor does not need to be lifted, so it moves on three wheels and thus continues to facilitate work and protect the back.