|Although not particularly designed for Cocker
Spaniels, this could be a handy alteration for those who don't appreciate
the insability of the typical three point wheelbarrow.
This project started because my wife wanted a dual wheeled garden cart
to pick up fallen twigs and branches. Something that wasn't too tippy on
She hadn't been able to find anything she deemed suitable, so one day
while shopping with our daughter, she brought home a wheelbarrow???
A few days latter while I and my son-in-law were sitting on the deck
observing and discussing the box and handles, He asked could two
wheels be used.
The rest of the story is in the images.
I used a hack saw, hand held drill and bench grinder.
And bought a replacement wheelbarrow wheel the same size as came with
the kit, a 5/8 diameter bar stock, a half dozen washers with 5/8 inch hole,
and two hitch pins.
Assembly consist of putting the wheelbarrow together as per instruction
sheet, with the exception of the brackets that hold the wheel axle. Which
are put on reversed and left loose.
Force 5/8 bar stock through both wheel brackets far enough to to place
the wheel including the two washers leaving space for a hitch pin hole
and about half an inch extra past the hole.
Mark location for hole to be drilled.
Tap bar a quarter to half inch through brackets toward side that has
been marked (this leaves free play for assembling), repeat marking on remaining
Remove bar, saw off excess bar at mark, remove any burrs. Drill holes
as marked, chamfer, and add a little grease or vaseline inside wheels on
bearing surfaces. Reassemble axle including dual wheels, washers, and hitch
pins. Tighten axle brackets. Done!