True Temper KPWB10 Real Tools For Kids Lil’ Wheelbarrow With Poly Tray (Discontinued by Manufacturer) Reviews

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4.5 out of 5 stars based on 136 customer reviews

Product Description

KPWB10 Features: -Wheelbarrows. -Great for kids to help out in the yard. -Wood handles. -Red plastic tray. Product Type: -Wheelbarrow. Bucket Material: -Plastic. Number of Wheels: -1. Dimensions: Overall Height – Top to Bottom: -33 Inches. Overall Width – Side to Side: -17 Inches. Overall Depth – Front to Back: -16 Inches. Overall Product Weight: -11.2 Pounds.

From the Manufacturer

The Ames True Temper KPWB10 Real Tools For Kids Lil’ Wheelbarrow is a junior size wheelbarrow with man-size features. Red poly tray with steel front tray braces and steel cross brace for added stability. Sturdy steel legs, red poly wheel, steel axle and ball bearings, solid rubber tire. 31-inch hardwood handles. Assembled size: 33-by-17-by-15-3/4-inches.

Customer Reviews

Doesn’t last for kids who do real work ~ reviewed by Heather Doane

My son got this for his 4th or 5th birthday because he’d outgrown his little Radio Flyer barrow. He LOVED its big carrying capacity and great maneuverability… until the plastic bin cracked (from loading rocks into it). We repaired it with duct tape, but it continued to crack with heavy loads (despite additional duct tape). The problem is this wheel barrow is the perfect size for younger kids who want to participate in serious work, but the plastic body just doesn’t hold up. It was done for in about a year – eventually the axel pin even self destructed. Again, this product is great for a kids who’re just playing around, but for a kid who wants to carry a real load, don’t expect it to last forever. If it had a metal bin I’d give it 10 stars, hands down. I’ve been trying to find a metal wheel barrow this size, or slightly bigger ever since with no success.

Acceptable, but mediocre quality and durability ~ reviewed by John Brown

This wheelbarrow is among the larger of the childrens’ wheelbarrows on offer at Amazon, and thus size wise is perhaps the most appropriate one for ‘bigger’ kids (4+) who want to help dad or mom out with yard work. It is usable, and my 3 year old son adores it.

That being said, the quality of the product is quite mediocre.

Starting from the bottom: the wheel is of OKAY quality, solid rubber and quite heavy; the interior is hard plastic though and might not stand up to much abuse. The axle is, surprisingly, not a solid steel pin, but a hollow one. It is held to the handles by fairly low-quality plastic cups which are screwed on with very brittle, cheapo screws (they strip very easily).

Surprisingly, what other reviewers have said is true: the cross-brace which holds the metal feet apart has the holes drilled in the wrong place: you simply cannot attach it to the cart’s metal feet as-is. I had to drill two new metal holes more than an inch inward, one on each side. This is VERY difficult to do without a drill press, since we are talking quarter-inch steel. I burned out a cheapo drill bit on my hand drill doing it. The wheelbarrow will be extremely rickety and unstable without redrilling those holes to enable attaching the cross-brace.

The handles are real wood of reasonable quality, though the finish on them is poor. Finally, the bucket is of pretty good poly plastic; it can take some weight and is not brittle.

Overall, it’s neither durable enough to make a good toy, nor durable enough to make a great tool. But it’s a mediocre if enjoyable toy/tool for a kid 3 and over. From what I hear, if you want something of reasonable durability and quality, the Radio Flyer is the way to go. But it’s too small for bigger kids or little helpers.

Good size for a 2 year old. ~ reviewed by R. Jensen

My 2 year old loves having his own wheelbarrow. It is pretty sturdy, yet not too heavy for a little one to push around. I am glad the “barrow” is made from plastic (hard plastic). The handles and the wheel are just like the ones on a large/real wheelbarrow. I do wish the wood handles were a little thicker, but that wouldn’t stop me from buying this product again.

great wheel barrel for kids between 2-8 and maybe older ~ reviewed by Matthew Huey

This wheel barrel is awesome perfect for all three of my kids ages 2,4,6 my oldest boy won it at the Lowes coloring contest all of them are very excited to help daddy work in the yard now!!!! Well made has not fallen apart with my three boys playing and ruff housing on it

-update 4-30-15 a month later and a whole lot of loads and laughter and the wheel barrel still looks like new!!!

Very Sturdy and Just the Right Size ~ reviewed by thatgoyl

I bought this as a birthday gift for a six year old boy – who is very hard on his toys. When asked how it was working out he said “It hasn’t even broke one bit”. Mom says the tub is a nice size for actual yard work while being very manageable to for the six year old. I definitely recommend.

great toy for pretend play and gross motor ~ reviewed by chriswife

I got this last summer for my son who was almost 3. He still LOVES it! It was half the price at a big box home improvement store. twenty five dollars or so. But it’s been a GREAT toy for pretend play, gross motor, and helping mommy and daddy. I even squeezed the plastic part with my car! And it didn’t crack. I almost bought a $40 Fisher Price toy…this is way better…anything and everything goes in and out of it – water, rocks, sticks, dirt, mulch (eek), rocks. My son has done a great job of really teaching himself how to maneuver this around.

tough and well made ~ reviewed by A. Trant

We have 2 boys that have used this little wheelbarrow well for a little over a year now. They love it and use it all the time – and it hasn’t shown any signs of wear or breaking down. very sturdy and no frustration with it flipping over or anything like that. We do keep it in the garage out of the weather. I have seen this same wheelbarrow sold at Lowe’s, too.

*Update – we have now had this wheelbarrow for more than 3 years with three boys using it and it is going strong – not a single problem!

Poor quality, poor design and problems with assembly ~ reviewed by Bernadette Franz

Poor quality. Assembly was not easy since pieces provided were defective. We needed to find screws to replace the ones provided because they were defective or too small. The wheel has already fallen off twice and my grandson has had this less than a week.

Great preschooler wheelbarrow ~ reviewed by RM

We got this for my 4 year old son for Christmas, and he loves it. It’s the perfect size for him (he’s 41″ tall), and the tray is large enough to hold alot–on Christmas morning it was full of used wrapping paper, now he takes it on walks around the neighborhood and fills it with leaves and pine needles. I’m very happy with this wheelbarrow.

very flimsy ~ reviewed by Leadon Fan

This wheelbarrow is very flimsy. We tried to use it outside and it was too tippy and hard to push because it feels unstable.

Now our kids use it inside only to haul stuffed animals and marbles around the house.Buy it at Amazon

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