Consider the maximum weight. Choose a wheelbarrow with a higher weight capacity for heavy chores like transporting soil, rocks, or compost.
Wheelbarrows are made of steel, plastic, or polyethylene. The lighter, rust-resistant plastic or polyethylene wheelbarrows may have a lesser weight capacity than steel ones.
Single or dual-wheel. Single-wheel wheelbarrows are easier to manoeuvre in confined places and rugged terrain, but dual-wheel ones better handle bigger loads.
Wheel size and tread pattern are important, especially if you'll be driving over rugged terrain. Larger wheels with robust treads improve stability on diverse surfaces.
Choose ergonomic handles for comfort and control. Some wheelbarrows have padded handles to prevent hand fatigue.
Wheelbarrow tubs vary in shape and depth. Deep tubs for loose items or flat trays for plants or tools are suitable designs.
Wheelbarrows with foldable handles, dumping systems, or removable sides are more versatile.
Consider wheelbarrow storage when not in use. Some wheelbarrows fold or have storage functions.