Behemoth Barrow 180L is an enormous, bolt-together wheelbarrow which takes surprisingly less time to put together than you'd think!
With its tubular, modular frame you might want some pointers on where the bolts need to go and where you need to tighten to get your new wheelbarrow up and running. This handy little guide should give you the headstart you need!
1. Check the contents of your box!
It speaks for itself that before you can consider putting your barrow together, you need to make sure you have everything you need to do it. Tick off the following before going ahead:
- Nose guard (L shaped block)
- 2 x arms (long with black handles)
- 2 x [ shaped upright supports
- 2 x axle support brackets - tied together with coloured string
- 1 x steel axle
- 2 x axle bushes
- 1 x pneumatic tyre with plastic wheel
- 1 x rounded, short, flat strap
- 1 x rounded, long, flat strap
- 1 x squared, long, flat strap
- 2 x legs
- 1 x green wheelbarrow tub
- 1 x pack of nuts and bolts
If your pack contains all of the above, then you're well on your way.
2. Attaching the arms to the tub
This starts by flippingthe barrow upside down so that the holes are facing upwards. From your pack of nuts and bolts, select four of the longest nuts and bolts and slide them through the holes.
You may want to stop the bolts sliding back out by temporarily taping over the head of the bolt from the inside of the tub.
With the bolts sticking out from the tub, attach the rounded long strap to the widest section of the tub at the bottom, going left to right.
Repeat as above with the rounded, short strap.
Carefully slide the arms onto the bolts with a section of the arms sticking out either end. The bolts should line up exactly with the holes.
3. Attaching the legs and securing
To secure the arms, you need to slide the legs onto the bolts one at a time with the hole on the inside of the leg facing the back of the wheelbarrow.
Once in position, fasten the legs onto the arms with one washer then one locking nut. Now is the ideal time to remove the tape holding the bolt in place so that you can access the bolt with your posi screwdriver.
Repeat with the opposite leg.
To ensure your legs are sturdy, make sure to fasten the bolts tightly with a spanner or wrench. There should be no gap between the legs and the arms where they fasten.
Once the legs are fastened tightly, line holes of the squared, flat strap up with the holes on the legs. The tapered edge of strap should face the curve of the legs, stopping them from moving.
Once in place, fasten the strap to the legs tightly using two of the shorter bolts in your pack.
4. Constructing the bearing, wheel and supports
Using the [ shaped front supports, line up one hole of the strut with one of the holes at the front of the barrow and the other hole with the corresponding hole on the arm.
The hole at the front of the barrow connects to the strut using a smaller bolt. Fasten loosely and leave in place. Repeat for the opposite side.
On the underside of the barrow, line up the axle support bracket's two holes with the holes on the underside of the arms, facing inwards.
Slide long bolts through the upright support strut, the arm and through the axle support bracket, fastening loosely.
The black bushes fit very tightly onto the axle and may require a little force to assemble. These bushes sit either side of the bore (the hole) in the middle of the wheel. The axle needs to stick out equally in both directions.
Once your wheel has bushes and axle in place, slide one end of the axle into the support bracket and then slide the remaining bracket over the other side of the axle.
Repeat securing the upright support and bracket to the arm using the long bolt as before.
Tighten all loose nuts and bolts.
5. Final checks and use
The nose guard fits at the very end of the arms at the front of the wheelbarrow and fastens tightly with two long bolts, washers and locking nuts.
Your wheelbarrow is now fully constructed and needs a few final checks before being put to use.
Make sure that your tyre is fully inflated before use as low pressure could lead to punctures and poor performance. Ensure all nuts and bolts are tightened securely - especially on load bearing points such as the legs and axle supports.
With your Behemoth Barrow 180L wheelbarrow now ready to go, you can enjoy moving larger loads around with ease!