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April 24th, 2012

Product Review: Simply Dump It

Product Name:

Simply Dump It (Pivoting Wheelbarrow Handles)


Simply Dump It is a set of pivoting wheelbarrow handles that can be attached to any standard wheelbarrow handles.  They haveSimply Dump It a pivot-point design that allows users to keep their wrists in a neutral position while tipping the wheelbarrow to unload materials.  This product would be beneficial for companies who focus on landscaping, agriculture workers, farmers, construction workers, and the avid home gardener or someone who enjoys those DIY projects.

Ergonomic Benefits and Features:

  • Power grip design to improve grip force
  • Improved stability by eliminating the need to reposition hands while tilting product
  • Grips are slightly elevated and the position improves awkward back postures when transporting loads
  • Considered ergonomics in the design and used CAD models to simulate the user posture

Potential Limitations:

  • Users may still need to use a “winged-out” elbow posture when dumping loads (although wrists stay neutral)
  • May take time to get used to
  • The handles will not reduce the required push/pull forces, so verify the guidelines against the Liberty Mutual (Snook and Cirello) tables.


  • Maintenance workers
  • Farmers
  • Construction Workers
  • Landscapers
  • Gardeners
  • Homeowners

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