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Vonhaus 78L wheelbarrow review BBC Gardeners' World magazine

VonHaus 78L wheelbarrow review

A sturdy and well-balanced two-wheeled barrow.

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5

In a nutshell

With two robust wheels make this wheelbarrow is steady and stable, but still nimble to manoeuvre and is winner of the BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Best Buy award for stability. The looped handle allows you to push comfortably and easily with one hand, if needed and it's ideal for tricky, heavier loads. It comes with a two year warranty.
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Value for money
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Pros: Surprisingly lightweight

Nimble and easy to use

Simple to tip

Well balanced
Cons: Tricky assembly
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What are the main features of the Vonhaus 78L wheelbarrow?

With a black steel frame and robust plastic tray that has a 78 litre capacity, this dual wheeled barrow has two pneumatic tyres. It has a single looped handle rather than two and this has a soft, cushioned grip along its length.

What’s the Vonhaus 78L wheelbarrow like to use?

This barrow needs assembling before use but it’s easy to put together, apart from attaching the tray which is quite fiddly. Once built, it may look like a heavy workhorse but the combination of steel frame and plastic tray make this wheelbarrow surprisingly lightweight. Despite the double wheels it’s also nimble to manoeuvre, and easily copes with awkward angles, in fact, the dual wheels help to stabilise the wheelbarrow when the tray is fully loaded. The looped handle is a great feature, as unlike two separate handles, it allows you to push and steer with just one hand. The barrow feels comfortable and well-balanced and tipping out the contents of the tray is easy too. The pneumatic tyres act as shock absorbers, so it’s smooth to push, even over stony ground.

Who is the Vonhaus 78L wheelbarrow most useful for?

Ideal for transporting heavy loads as well as nipping around with your tools this wheelbarrow is particularly useful for gardeners who suffer from back pain or have weaker wrists, as it maintains its balance well and has a useful looped handle that takes the strain out of pushing.

Is the Vonhaus 78L wheelbarrow good value for money?

More expensive than single wheel barrows but at the lower end for double wheeled, this easy to use and super stable barrow feels well designed and made from good quality materials – nothing feels flimsy. Spare wheels are available, it comes with a two year warranty and we think it’s great value for money.

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This review was last updated in November 2021. We apologise if anything has changed in price or availability.

Product Specifications


Name VonHaus 78L wheelbarrow
Model 78L wheelbarrow
Price £79.99


Material Steel frame and plastic tray
Pan size 78l
Weight 13.8kg
Height 65cm
Width 70cm
Warranty 2YEAR