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10 Best Two Wheel Wheelbarrows – (2023 Reviews)

A two-wheeled wheelbarrow standing in a garden.

10 Best Two Wheel Wheelbarrows – (2023 Reviews)

There’s no question that a wheelbarrow is an essential outdoor tool. Whether you’re hauling dirt, pulled weeds, mulch, your hand tools or almost anything else, a wheelbarrow saves both time and wear and tear on your body. 

But trying to balance a heavy load on just a single front wheel can be a challenge. Raise your hand if you’re ever tipped a wheelbarrow over or pulled a muscle trying to prevent it (I’ve got my hand raised!)

So what’s a gardener or landscaper to do? How about adding a second wheel for the stability and function you need? 

In this article, you’ll learn the details of our 10 favorite picks for the best two wheel wheelbarrow out there. You’ll also pick up some smart shopping tips to help you pick the best one for your lawn and garden needs. 

Let’s get going!

RELATED: Wheelbarrows aren’t the only essential tools needed in the garden! Find out our full list on our post reviewing some common garden tools.

Our Picks for the Best Two Wheel Wheelbarrow

1. Marathon Yard Rover

Marathon Yard Rover

Not only is this dual-wheel wheelbarrow highly-rated by customers, it’s also a great bargain!

The Yard Rover features 14.5-inch rubber tires with a pneumatic inner tube. The pneumatic tires and wide axle give you excellent stability while also making it easy to push over rough surfaces. 

The polypropylene bucket is both strong and lightweight. In fact, weighing in at just 25 pounds, this wheelbarrow is up to 50% lighter than some of the competitors. This feature can come in handy if you like to hang your wheelbarrow on your garage wall for off-season storage. 

One downside to the poly bucket is the fact that it tends to scratch easily, and the scratches can be fairly noticeable. However, that doesn’t affect the wheelbarrow’s performance. 

All in all, the Yard Rover is strong enough to easily handle garden tasks and simple landscaping projects. But you’ll probably want a model with a sturdier frame if you have a heavy-duty project to complete.

  • Product Dimensions: 53.5 inches long, 25.5 inches wide and 25.6 inches tall
  • Product Weight: 25 pounds
  • Volume Capacity: 5 cubic feet
  • Weight Capacity: 300 pounds
  • Tire Size and Type: 14.5-inch pneumatic rubber tires
  • Bucket Material: Polypropylene plastic


  • Lightweight and easy to push
  • Perfect for everyday outdoor tasks
  • Highly maneuverable
  • Low price point


  • Not ideal for construction or heavy-duty projects
  • Plastic scratches easily

2. WORX Areocart 8-In-1 Wheelbarrow

WORX Areocart 8-In-1 Wheelbarrow

All wheelbarrows operate on the principle of a fulcrum, but some take it to the next level. The Aerocart from Worx is the perfect example!

With wide-set wheels and the axle far to the front, the Aerocart shifts the center of gravity close to the ground. This design makes for exceptional stability, and there’s almost no risk of tipping your load over. 

The handles have a textured grip, and like the wheels, Worx also set the handles far apart. The goal here is to make it easy to get a good grasp on handles and let you turn on a dime.

Two 10-inch polypropylene tires roll smoothly over bumpy grass, dirt or gravel, and the thick plastic resists punctures and going flat. 

The steel bucket is lightweight yet strong enough to handle your rolls of sod, pulled weeds, mulch and other everyday outdoor materials. 

Besides just being your standard wheelbarrow, the Aerocart is capable of 7 other functions:

  • Dolly, both standard and extended
  • Yard cart
  • Bag holder
  • Cylinder carrier
  • Trailer tote
  • Plant/rock mover

This two-wheeled wheelbarrow can easily handle most of your common lawn and garden jobs. But if you try to use it to move extra-large loads or for construction projects, you’ll probably be disappointed. 

  • Product Dimensions: 58 inches long, 22 inches wide and 19 inches tall
  • Product Weight: 49 pounds
  • Volume Capacity: 3 cubic feet
  • Weight Capacity: 300 pounds in wheelbarrow mode
  • Tire Size and Type: 10-inch no-flat polypropylene tires
  • Bucket Material: Steel


  • Smart weight distribution
  • Beyond easy to push and steer
  • Multiple ways to use one product
  • Includes accessories


  • Small, narrow bucket is not ideal for heavy use

3. Polar Trailer Utility Cart

Polar Trailer Utility Cart

This one’s definitely a departure from the traditional wheelbarrow style. But the smart design pays big rewards! 

First of all, the most noticeable feature: The huge wheels. Measuring 20 inches, these wheels/tires are very similar to those on a mountain bike, and they handle rough and bumpy terrain like a pro.

The tires are a sturdy rubber that resists punctures, and with no pneumatic inner tube, you don’t need to worry about flat tires or keeping the bicycle pump handy! 

Polar Trailer situated the axle in the center of the bucket, which is great for balancing large, heavy loads. And with the generously sized bucket capacity, that construction is a must!

One thing that many customers give this wheelbarrow high marks for is its ease of use on hills. Both going up and going down, this wheelbarrow stays stable and easy to control. 

One downside is that the bucket’s curved front portion can sometimes get interfere with off-loading. You may find that you have to shovel out the last few scoops manually.

  • Product Dimensions: 60 inches long, 27 inches wide and 32 inches tall
  • Product Weight: 40 pounds
  • Volume Capacity: 10 cubic feet
  • Weight Capacity: 400 pounds
  • Tire Size and Type: 20-inch bicycle-style no-flat tires
  • Bucket Material: Polyethylene


  • Generous bucket easily hauls heavy loads
  • Extra-large wheels/tires handle bumpy surfaces with ease
  • Centered axle keep extra-heavy loads stable
  • Good for hilly terrain


  • The curved nose can make it hard to dump

4. Rubbermaid Commercial Big Wheel Cart

Rubbermaid Commercial Big Wheel Cart

When your outdoor jobs include hauling heavy loads across ruts, bumps or other rough surfaces, this powerful option from Rubbermaid is a great choice. 

The wheelbarrow bucket, handle and legs are made from industrial-strength plastic, a material that’s durable, lightweight and rust-proof.

Even if your garden lies beyond a bumpy, rutted stretch of ground, the 20-inch tires roll over obstacles without getting hung up. The solid rubber tire construction eliminates the chances of your tires getting punctured or going flat. 

One really nice benefit is the ease of emptying the bucket. Rubbermaid placed the axle near the front of the wheelbarrow, and the bucket has an angled front panel with a straight lip. This lets you easily tip your wheelbarrow up and dump the contents onto the ground. 

One drawback to this option is the high price tag. However, if you need a rugged wheelbarrow to get your tasks done, this one fills the bill. 

  • Product Dimensions: 47 inches long, 27.5 inches wide and 24.75 inches tall
  • Product Weight: 47 pounds
  • Volume Capacity: 3.5 cubic feet
  • Weight Capacity: 200 pounds
  • Tire Size and Type: 20-inch solid rubber tires
  • Bucket Material: High-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic


  • Perfect for heavy-duty work
  • Large wheels don’t get stuck or go flat
  • Bucket empties easily with one tip
  • Weather-resistant


  • High Cost

5. Gorilla Carts Poly Yard Cart

Gorilla Carts Poly Yard Cart

Not gonna lie here, we think this wheelbarrow is pretty much perfect for the average homeowner! 

One aspect we really love about this wheelbarrow is the low bucket profile, which is just about 13.5 inches off the ground. The shorter height shifts the center of gravity downwards for exceptional stability that’s almost impossible to tip over. 

Also, the “work smarter, not harder” mantra comes into play here. Why lift heavy bags or scoops of dirt any higher than you have to? Your back and knees will thank you!

What’s more, emptying the bucket is easier since it has to travel less distance to reach the ground. And the low height can be especially helpful if you’re a senior or have a disability that makes lifting into a standard wheelbarrow difficult. 

RELATED: Stop by our post on where we review more senior-friendly tools to see more adaptive outdoor gear!

Even though this wheelbarrow is smaller than some other options, you still have a surprisingly roomy bucket with a high weight capacity. Another helpful bucket addition is the flat front edge, which makes better contact with the ground for easier emptying. 

Air-filled rubber tires cut down on the bumps you feel, even over rough terrain. The extra-wide tires provide stability and strength, and they also have an impressive tread pattern for enhanced grip.

Given all the helpful features that Gorilla Carts packed in, the reasonable price point comes as a pleasant surprise. 

The only downside we have to point out is that pneumatic tires all carry the risk of going flat or getting punctured, and these are no different.

  • Product Dimensions: 47.2 inches long, 25.3 inches wide and 28.4 inches tall (handle height)
  • Product Weight: 26.8 pounds
  • Volume Capacity: 4 cubic feet
  • Weight Capacity: 300 pounds
  • Tire Size and Type: 10-inch rubber pneumatic tires
  • Bucket Material: Polyethylene plastic


  • Smart low bucket profile reduces work and won’t tip
  • Wide, air-filled tires absorb shock and roll smoothly
  • Great, adaptive garden tool for seniors or those with a disability
  • Low price point


  • Pneumatic inner tubes could get punctured or go flat

6. Polar Trailer Cub Cart

Polar Trailer Cub Cart

This model has a few features that are similar to the Polar Trailer Utility Cart we looked at earlier in spot #3:

  • High weight capacity
  • Industrial-grade plastic
  • Easy steering

But the main difference between these two models comes down to the tires. 

As opposed to extra-large, solid-rubber tires, this model uses 16-inch rubber tires with an inner tube. This construction results in a wider tire that rolls over bumps and ruts with less jolting on your hands.

The tire surface also has a deep tread pattern, so you may have less slipping and sliding to deal with on wet or muddy areas. 

This model’s bucket has a little less volume capacity (7 cubic feet for the Cub Cart vs. 10 cubic feet on the Utility Cart). But 7 cubic feet is still a lot of hauling capacity, and both models have the same 400-pound weight limit. 

One thing to be aware of: The instructions could be written more clearly, so plan to spend some extra time on assembly. 

  • Product Dimensions: 50 inches long, 28 inches wide and 29 inches tall
  • Product Weight: 36 pounds
  • Volume Capacity: 7 cubic feet
  • Weight Capacity: 400 pounds
  • Tire Size and Type: 15-inch pneumatic rubber tires
  • Bucket Material: Polyethylene plastic


  • Lightweight frame with excellent weight capacity
  • Wide, rugged tires with deep tread
  • Highly maneuverable


  • Assembly can be challenging

7. Suncast 2-Wheel Resin Multi-Purpose Cart

Suncast 2-Wheel Resin Multi-Purpose Cart

Sometimes, all you need is a small, lightweight cart to hold your garden hand tools, a bag of soil or a bunch of pulled weeds. In cases like these, this little wheelbarrow/cart is a perfect option!

Suncast uses tough resin plastic for the bucket and wheels on this wheelbarrow. This makes for a feather-light cart that rolls easily and also stands up well to moisture. 

Another nice aspect is the narrow width. At just 22 inches, this wheelbarrow beats most other options by at least a few inches, and it can fit through narrow garden paths or walkways.

As opposed to a traditional wheelbarrow, you have the option of either pushing or pulling your cart. This can come in handy depending on the load you’re carrying or the surface you have to cross. 

The 7-inch wheels are solid resin, so they’ll never puncture or go flat. Since the wheels are on the small side, though, you may need to use a little extra elbow grease when you’re crossing grass or gravel. 

This cart has a volume capacity of 15.5 gallons, but there is no weight capacity stated. However, 15.5 gallons of water weighs 129.27 pounds, so you should be able to accommodate that amount of weight safely. 

While this a great option for simple, everyday outdoor tasks, you’ll need something larger and stronger for more extensive lawn and garden work. 

  • Product Dimensions: 20 inches long, 22 inches wide and 34 inches tall
  • Product Weight: 11 pounds
  • Volume Capacity: 15.5 gallons
  • Weight Capacity: Varies by load material
  • Tire Size and Type: 7-inch resin wheels
  • Bucket Material: Plastic resin


  • Ultra-lightweight and easy to pull
  • Perfect for small jobs around the garden or yard
  • Weather-resistant
  • Inexpensive


  • Not suitable for large jobs
  • Small wheels may be hard to move over rough terrain

8. SuperHandy 4 Cubic Foot Electric Wheelbarrow

SuperHandy 4 Cubic Foot Electric Wheelbarrow

If you’ve ever struggled with a heavily loaded wheelbarrow on hilly terrain, you know the strength and coordination it takes to keep your load balanced and moving forward. 

Not any more! This fully electric wheelbarrow makes short work of uneven terrain, and the dual-wheel design provides excellent stability. 

Since this wheelbarrow has an electric motor rather than a gas-powered one, you’ll never have to pull a ripcord. Instead, power your wheelbarrow on or off with quick-start switches placed in easy reach on the handgrips. 

Two rechargeable 12-volt batteries work together to provide the power source. Depending on the load weight and ground angle, expect your wheelbarrow to work for 2 to 5 hours per charge. 

You also have the ability to go in forward or reverse. Both direction settings have variable speed settings, so you can go at whatever speed the terrain or task at hand calls for. The top forward speed is 3.1 miles per hour, and the max reverse speed is 2.2 miles per hour. 

The steel frame and bucket are fully powder-coated, so your wheelbarrow is protected from rust and paint chipping. Also, the polyurethane tires resist punctures and going flat. 

Not surprisingly, this wheelbarrow is the most expensive one in the bunch. However, if you have hilly terrain or physical problems that make outdoor work difficult, this can be a terrific investment. 

  • Product Dimensions: 58 inches long, 25 inches wide and 30 inches tall
  • Product Weight: 83 pounds
  • Volume Capacity: 4 cubic feet
  • Weight Capacity: 300 pounds
  • Tire Size and Type: 13-inch polyurethane tires
  • Bucket Material: Powder-coated steel


  • No more manually pushing heavy loads!
  • Powder-coated steel frame and bucket
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Powerful motor works on hills
  • Easy switch to power on/off or change forward/reverse


  • Expensive

9. Garden Star Dual-Wheel Wheelbarrow

Garden Star Dual-Wheel Wheelbarrow

This wheelbarrow from Garden Star has several of the same features/benefits as the Marathon Yard Rover we looked at all the way up in spot #1. It has a similar green polyethylene plastic bucket, air-filled rubber tires and a weight capacity of 300 pounds. 

But there are a few key differences:

The overall length of this Garden Star model is 16.5 inches shorter than the Yard Rover (Garden Star: 37 inches vs. Yard Rover: 53.5 inches). If you’re a short person, a senior or you have a disability, you may find it easier to work with this compact frame style.

The Garden Star is also nearly 5 pounds lighter, so it’s easy to move around or hang on your garage wall for off-season storage. 

The bucket shape is another significant difference. You may have noticed that we’re a little partial to the wheelbarrows whose buckets have a flat front panel, since they’re usually easier to empty. Garden Star gave this model that helpful flat front, so that’s a point in its favor in our opinion. 

However, the squared-off bucket shape also has the downside of offering less volume capacity. The Yard Rover’s bucket holds 5 cubic feet as opposed to 4 cubic feet with this model. But you should still have plenty of hauling capacity for light-duty, everyday outdoor jobs. 

At 10 inches in diameter, the Garden Star’s tires are a little smaller than the 14.5-inch ones on the Yard Rover. However, the Garden Star’s tires are still nice and wide and have a deep tread pattern. 

All in all, this Garden Star wheelbarrow should be more than sufficient for the average homeowner’s everyday lawn and garden work. It can be especially great if you want something a little smaller, lighter and easier to hang up/take down yourself. 

  • Product Dimensions: 37 inches long, 25.5 inches wide and 27 inches tall
  • Product Weight: 20.13 pounds
  • Volume Capacity: 4 cubic feet
  • Weight Capacity: 300 pounds
  • Tire Size and Type: 10-inch rubber pneumatic tires
  • Bucket Material: Polyethylene plastic


  • Compact and lightweight
  • Flat bucket is easy to empty
  • Sturdy poly bucket
  • Pneumatic tires absorb shock


  • Not ideal for large projects or heavy-duty work

10. Sun Joe Heavy-Duty Garden + Utility Cart

Sun Joe Heavy-Duty Garden + Utility Cart

Doesn’t this one just have an eye-catching look? Besides the bright chartreuse color and elongated shape, the extra-large tires also make this wheelbarrow a stand-out!

So why the unusual design? For one thing, the extra-long bucket paired with a generous handlebar puts you farther away from the load and reduces the effort needed to lift it. 

Also, the bucket volume is in the length, not the height. This makes for a frame that stands a few inches lower than most standard models, so you won’t have to lift bags or shovels-full as high to load your wheelbarrow. 

But with that sharp 90-degree angle at the bucket’s end, are you worried that emptying your fully-loaded wheelbarrow will be a pain? No need!

One of our favorite design features is the removable panel at the far end of the bucket. Thanks to steel-reinforced tracks on both sides, this panel easily slides up and down, giving you a stable frame while you’re on the move and making it a breeze to empty the bucket with just one tip. 

At an extra-large 20-inch size, your wheelbarrow glides easily over grass, gravel, sand or almost any surface you may encounter. 

However, getting your wheelbarrow fully assembled can be challenging, so set aside some extra time or recruit help. 

  • Product Dimensions: 57.5 inches long, 33 inches wide and 23.8 inches tall
  • Product Weight: 55 pounds
  • Volume Capacity: 7 cubic feet
  • Weight Capacity: 300 pounds
  • Tire Size and Type: 20-inch bicycle-style pneumatic tires
  • Bucket Material: Coated plywood and steel


  • Unique shape and bright color
  • Removable end panel for easy emptying
  • Large tires roll smoothly over bumps
  • 2-year warranty from Sun Joe


  • Assembly can be tricky

Pros and Cons of Two Wheeled Wheelbarrows

If you’re reading reviews for the best two wheel wheelbarrow, it’s safe to assume you’re convinced that two wheels are superior to one. 

But do you know the reasons why, and are you prepared to deal with a couple of drawbacks that come with two-wheeled models? 

Read on to find out more!

Why Are Two Wheels Better?

Excellent Stability. Single-wheeled wheelbarrows are notorious for tipping easily, especially if they’re carrying a heavy load. Two-wheeled models do a great job addressing that problem, even to the extent of being practically tip-proof. 

But why does that extra wheel increase stability, exactly?

There are 3 main reasons:

  1. A second wheel provides another constant point of contact with the ground.
  2. Adding another wheel increases the pressure-bearing area and distributes the load’s weight over a greater surface area. 
  3. The wheels become the primary determiner of balance and direction rather than your muscles.

Great load capacity. Dual-wheeled wheelbarrows usually have larger buckets and higher weight capacities than their single-wheeled counterparts.

Since the extra wheel provides built-in stability, pushing a larger, heavier load is safer and less strenuous.

Are There Any Drawbacks to Two Wheels?

More difficult to steer accurately. With just one wheel to worry about and the ability to tilt the load, you can’t beat the single-wheel design for instant pivots and tight corners. 

Two-wheeled models are better suited for reducing your work while traveling in a straight line. 

Even though you do lose a degree of maneuverability with the second wheel, it probably won’t be an issue if you’re working in a large area. But you may have to resort to multi-point turns in tight spaces. 

Harder to push uphill. Two-wheeled wheelbarrows have a couple of factors working against them here. 

Dual-wheeled models tend to be larger and heavier in general. This is due in large part to the extra frame pieces to accommodate the second wheel, the second wheel itself and the large bucket. 

Also, you’ll probably fill the large bucket with a heavier load,  so you’ll have that extra weight to contend with as well. 

But there is good news! If you’re working on a hilly area, an electric wheelbarrow, like the SuperHandy one we covered in spot #8, can be a lifesaver.

And if you want an electric model, you don’t really have a choice but to have at least two wheels. As of the publish date of this article, we couldn’t find any single-wheeled electric models on the market. 

Shopping for the Best TWo Wheel Wheelbarrow

So now that you have a better idea of the brands and features that you have to choose from, how can you determine which one best meets your needs? 

Let’s take a look at the various parts of a dual-wheeled wheelbarrow: 

Tire Size and Type

You’ll most often see wheelbarrow tires (both dual-wheeled and single-wheeled) in one of four materials:

  1. Rubber
  2. Polypropylene
  3. Polyurethane
  4. Resin plastic

Rubber. Much like car or bicycle tires, flexible rubber tires on your wheelbarrow transfer fewer jolts and jostles to your hands when you roll over bumpy surfaces.

But even though it can stand up to a lot of abuse, rubber is the most delicate of the four options. Over time, the natural fibers in rubber could grow brittle, and sharp objects could puncture your rubber tires. 

Polypropylene. This is an industrial-strength plastic compound that offers incredible durability. For instance, unless you roll over an extremely sharp object while carrying a very heavy load, you’re unlikely to run into any puncture damage. 

However, since polypropylene is a more rigid material, it offers less traction than rubber. You’ll often see a deep tread pattern on polypropylene tires to create additional grip. 

Polyurethane. Similar to polypropylene, polyurethane is an industrial-grade plastic polymer, and it also offers incredible strength and durability.

But due to the powerful chemical reactions that create polyurethane, it has unbeatable strength that won’t break down over time. Polyurethane is also superior for handling extreme temperatures. 

Like polypropylene, you are sacrificing some traction to achieve durability, so you’ll see similar tread depth/patterns in the two options. 

Resin plastic. Resin plastic is a hard material with no risk for puncturing or other loss of air pressure.

Because of its rigid nature, resin plastic can’t accommodate much weight before cracking under the pressure. So it’s primarily reserved for light-duty wheelbarrows with low weight limits. 

Another drawback to resin plastic wheels is the lack of grip, which also results from its rigid nature. Most of the time, resin plastic wheels have some tread to help you get a better grip on the ground. 

Axle Location

You’ll see two wheeled wheelbarrows with their axle situated in one of two places:

  1. At the nose of the bucket
  2. At the center of the bucket

This construction choice isn’t just for appearances. Instead, each placement has a unique benefit to offer, and each one operates on a different aspect of the scientific principle of the fulcrum and lever

Wheels placed under the bucket’s nose make it easier to lift a heavy load since the fulcrum is farther away from the source of effort (you!). In other words, the longer the lever, the less force you’ll have to use to lift the load. 

As a bonus, a forward wheel placement also makes it easier to steer your wheelbarrow and empty the bucket.

A central wheel placement, on the other hand, provides better stability, since the center of gravity is closer to the source of effort (again, you!).

Most wheelbarrows use a forward axle placement, and you’re already getting enhanced stability from the second wheel.

However, if load stability is of primary importance to you, look for a model with a central axle.

Bucket Material

Most two wheel wheelbarrows use either steel or plastic polymer for the bucket material. 

Here’s a closer look at each one: 

Steel. A steel wheelbarrow may be a great choice for you if you need to transport very heavy materials, like rocks or concrete slabs. Steel’s strong structure lets it support heavy loads without buckling or cracking. 

One drawback to steel is its susceptibility to rust from water exposure. However, the good news is that today’s steel models often have powder-coat finishes that repel water and protect against the elements. 

Plastic polymer. The two plastic polymers most commonly seen in wheelbarrows are polypropylene and polyethylene. There are technical differences between the two, but they’re similar enough for our purposes here to group together. 

Plastic polymers are industrial-grade materials that are water-resistant and tolerate most temperate weather conditions. They hold up well over time, and wheelbarrows with poly buckets generally tend to run a bit cheaper.

If you’re working with the average domestic amounts of things like dirt, mulch and the like, a poly bucket should do just fine for you. 

Plastic polymers do a few drawbacks, though. If you haul things like rough rocks or pieces of wood, you could end up with unsightly scratches on your wheelbarrow. Also, extreme temperatures (both heat and cold) could weaken poly to a degree and lead to cracks in the bucket.


When it comes to handles, most two-wheeled wheelbarrows have either a curved handlebar (most common) or a set of two handgrips.

Both these styles do the same basic job, and it’s really just a matter of your preference here. 

The only thing we have to point out is that handgrips usually have a textured surface, so you may find that you get better grip. If you have tricky terrain to navigate or just want a little better control, handgrips may be a good idea. 

Final Thoughts

A wheelbarrow is an absolute must for many outdoor tasks, and the smart addition of that second wheel eliminates several of the pitfalls of a traditional one.

When you’re shopping for the best two wheel wheelbarrow for your needs, carefully consider these points:

  • The kind of terrain you’ll be crossing
  • The type of materials you’ll be hauling
  • Any physical limitations you may have that the wheelbarrow can help with

Beyond that, it’s just a matter of planning your project and getting to work!

What about you? Do you have any more questions about two-wheeled wheelbarrows? Are there any other brands/models you’d add to the list?

Let us know in the comments!