How Do You Move A 500lb Bouncy Castle?

How Do You Move A 500lb Bouncy Castle?

How Do You Move A 500lb Bouncy Castle?

Tinkerbell Cake.jpgA few weeks ago my little girl turned 4 years old. We celebrated with a Tinkerbell themed party at our house. The birthday girl loved the Tinkerbell cake I made, and the other party girls were thrilled with the handmade Tinkerbell fairy skirts I hid in the trees for them and the sparkle pixie dust I sprayed on each of them.  But, despite my best fairy efforts, the true hit of the party was the bouncy castle that my husband decided we "absolutely needed" to rent at very the last minute. Sigh. He was right, the kids (and some adults) jumped non-stop.bouncy castel.jpg

If you've never rented a bouncy castle, these things are huge… and heavy!  When they loaded it into our truck at the rental facility, they actually used a forklift.  Unfortunately, we don't have the luxury of a forklift at our house.  So, how in the world did we manage to get the 500lb deflated and folded bouncy castle to our backyard?  With our Lifetime Wheelbarrow! 

Lifetime Wheelbarrow can handle up to 550 pounds.  And, even with it completely full, I was able to hold the load myself! That's because, unlike traditional wheelbarrows,  the extra-wide wheel base and low center of gravity on the Lifetime Wheelbarrow provide better load stability.  In fact, the unique design distributes 85% of the load weight to the wheels and only 15% to the operator… and I now believe it, because there is absolutely no way I could hold up a traditional wheelbarrow filled with 500 pounds. But, the Lifetime Wheelbarrow was no problem. We simply tipped the wheelbarrow down, rolled the bouncy castle in, tipped the wheelbarrow back up, and I was ready to go.  Now, I'll be honest, because we were pushing the wheelbarrow in the grass, I couldn't really get the thing moving forward without my husband's help.    But, he was able to push it without a problem.bouncy castle wheelbarrow.jpg

Ideally, our Lifetime Yard Cart would have worked even better for this haul since it can hold up to 650 pounds and has a much wider tub so the bouncy castle would have fit inside it better. But, our friends borrowed it from us several months ago and have liked it so much to use in the towing mode behind their 4-wheeler and lawn mower that we still don't have it back yet!

So, long story short is that wheelbarrows can be handy to have around for much more than just moving dirt!  And, by the way, if you're interested in a wheelbarrow that can haul big loads, now is the time to buy!  Lifetime Wheelbarrows and Yard Carts are 10% off in the Lifetime Store online.  Simply enter code whlcrt10 when you check out.

Jan

Jan

Name- Jan

What I do for a living- First and foremost, I'm a doting mommy of a second grader and a 4-year-old, and a proud wife of a USAF F-16 fighter pilot!  In my pre-children life, I was the Communications Manager for Lifetime Products.  But, once you're a Lifetime fan, you're hooked!  So, after a few years of hiatus, I'm now a WAHM and am happily back on board at Lifetime as a freelance PR Consultant.  In addition to blogging for Lifetime, you can follow and chat with me on Lifetime's Twitter account @Lifetime365 and on the Lifetime Products Facebook page!

Topics I blog about- How I use Lifetime products in my everyday life at home, for kids parties and community activities, as well as inspiring stories... and GIVEAWAYS!  :)

My favorite products from Lifetime- 4x2 Table, 30” Personal Table, Chair, Youth Kayak, and Wheelbarrow.  Although, our Shed and Yard Cart are pretty close favorites, too!

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