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But please no plastic ones - the first rock went clean through the bottom - I kid you not :0

Sadly I've recently been corrupted by watching builders using those powered ones on tracks, you can even ride along on them, want a play Cool
Good Heavens Dinosaur! Your knowledge of wheelbarrows (I think the correct term is 'barrowlore') is unparalleled. Have you ever considered going into consultancy?
Can spanner the nuts back on (!) but still have to master fixing punctures Wink
I think that is baroque (barrow talk) for "Not yet guv, I am but a humble nut twiddler"
Dinosaur Wrote:Sadly I've recently been corrupted by watching builders using those powered ones on tracks, you can even ride along on them, want a play Cool

I had the misfortune to use a primitive power barrow about 20 years ago. The thing appeared to be made of the same steel used to build dumpers making it incredibly heavy, but apart from having two wheels and an (underpowered in our opinion) engine you still operated it in the same way as a normal one. Apart from the amusement of watching people have spectacular crashes it was much harder work than the tradional type.

BAJR Wrote:I think that is baroque (barrow talk) for "Not yet guv, I am but a humble nut twiddler"

Have you become posessed by the spirit of Rambling Sid Rumpo?
'- a humble nut twiddler.'
What other kind of nut twiddler is there? A noble nut twiddler?
Sith Wrote:I had the misfortune to use a primitive power barrow about 20 years ago. The thing appeared to be made of the same steel used to build dumpers making it incredibly heavy, but apart from having two wheels and an (underpowered in our opinion) engine you still operated it in the same way as a normal one. Apart from the amusement of watching people have spectacular crashes it was much harder work than the tradional type


Much though I hate to say it, the technology seems to have moved on and the modern tracked ones are pretty good -within limits, wouldn't want to take one up the classic archaeological 1-in-1 slippery barrow-run. The main advantage is that you can take the equivalent of about 5 normal heaped-to-overflowing barrowloads all at once, and on flat level bits even climb on and rest yer plates of meat Cool

....handy to have a mini-digger nearby when the b***er inconsiderately gives in to that pesky lateral gravity though :0

Another plus is of course that you can sit in the pub afterwards in a fragrant cloud of eau-de-diesel Big Grin
Ah eau-de-diesel, the humble nut twiddlers fragrance of choice. With x mas fast approaching can Cartoon Reality develop a range of fragrances for the special archaeologist in your life? My choice would be a dab of bacon buttie essence behind each ear then wait to see who nibbles}Smile
That faintly fishy smell of black esturine mud drying out in a warm pub seemed to cause an otherwise inexplicable attraction between one couple on a job a few years back (or it could just possibly have been the fish and chips and pints of Double Zero).....:face-huh:
Dinosaur Wrote:That faintly fishy smell of black esturine mud drying out in a warm pub seemed to cause an otherwise inexplicable attraction between one couple on a job a few years back (or it could just possibly have been the fish and chips and pints of Double Zero).....:face-huh:
Nah bet it was the joys of youth and lots of health fresh (if slightly fishy air). Those were the days.
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