Expired Hot Deals

Princess Auto

Powerfist 5 cu. ft Galvanized Wheelbarrow $49.99

  • Last Updated:
  • May 10th, 2021 6:07 pm
[OP]
Newbie
Aug 3, 2013
63 posts
79 upvotes
Toronto

[Princess Auto] Powerfist 5 cu. ft Galvanized Wheelbarrow $49.99

Powerfist 5 cu. ft Galvanized Wheelbarrow for $49.99.

I believe this was selling for 39.99 fall of 2020.

Still looks like a good deal. Need to do some gardening work this year so this will come in handy. Any of the wheelbarrows I've seen at Home depot / home hardware have all been $90+. Plenty of them still in stock at stores too for local pickup and shipping seems to be free.

https://www.princessauto.com/en/5-cu-ft ... 0008924086
Last edited by TomRFD on May 10th, 2021 4:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: added price to title
3 replies
Jr. Member
User avatar
Jul 29, 2006
159 posts
217 upvotes
Ottawa
While it's not a lot of money, it also doesn't look that strong. Careful how much you load into it.
Deal Addict
Jan 25, 2005
2742 posts
1458 upvotes
Surrey
I seen it in store and looks good. Not for everyday use.
Deal Addict
User avatar
Jan 22, 2008
4425 posts
3076 upvotes
princess-auto-powerfist-5-cu-ft-galvani ... 2403202/2/

Previous thread from last fall when it was $39.99. Only one real RFD review that I can see courtesy of @StaynorManor

Got mine back in late Aug before the RFD effect.

The metal seems somewhat thin. While I haven't dented it, I could see it buckling/ripping out where the two bolts connect to the handle. I'll probably get a mending plate to reinforce those spots.

The wheelbarrow is relatively shallow, so it holds around 5 x 50L bags of soil flush with the rim. You do have the balance the load, as it can tip over. But that being said, being easy to tip is a good thing when you want to pour all the dirt/gravel without much effort. Also, it was easy for me to navigate around some tight corners.

Don't know about the 220lbs rated maximum load capacity, doubt it could hold that weight without the metal being pulled out at one of the bolts/joints. That said, I doubt I'd be able to lift/move something that heavuy too far anyhow. Also, it's sitting outside for the last couple of months, and hasn't rusted yet.

Lastly. there was also an off smell when I first put it together, I think it was the rubber/plastic handles. So I think I got my money out of it for my yardwork this year. Wish I had it earlier when I built my paver stone patio (moved 4 tonnes of dirt/pavers/gravel/stone), although as alluded to before, not sure if it would hold up to a lot of abuse.

Top