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True Temper® Launches New Total Control™ Wheelbarrows Engineered for Improved Control and Ergonomics

New Total Control Wheelbarrows Feature Innovative Design to Handle a Variety of Terrains

September 2010 – True Temper®, a leading manufacturer of non-powered lawn and garden products, today announces the launch of Total Control™ Wheelbarrows, engineered to deliver outstanding comfort and control with a revolutionary new patent pending grip and eye catching steel handle. The new wheelbarrows allow users to complete outdoor tasks more easily – no matter how large the job or tough the terrain.

“For a product like the wheelbarrow that’s been around for hundreds of years, it’s great to be able to deliver another new innovation like Total Control that delivers superior handling and control particularly going up and down hills,” said Dan Marshall, Director of Marketing & Product Development, True Temper. “Once DIYers, landscape and construction professionals try it out, they will quickly see and feel that our new Total Control Wheelbarrows provide improved stability, functionality and style.”

True Temper’s Total Control Wheelbarrows come in two models, with either a steel or poly tray and both feature stylish two–tone steel handles. Both options feature the improved handle grip that allows users to maneuver and dump materials comfortably, and delivers improved control particularly in down hill use. With the closed loop uniquely shaped handles, users no longer have to re-position their hand and grip for pushing and dumping, as they allow for a smooth, continuous transition between carry, raise and unloading grip positions

The grips, mounted on steel handles, are injection molded from tough, lightweight polypropylene for maximum performance and durability. The new Total Control handles are also available as replacements for users to improve their existing wheelbarrows.

The Total Control Wheelbarrows are available with a seamless 6 cu. ft. steel tray or NeverRust 6 cu. ft. poly tray. Total Control Wheelbarrows will be available at The Home Depot, Lowe’s and other retailers starting in February 2011. The steel tray versions of the wheelbarrow will retail for $79.99 to $89.99 and the option with poly tray will retail for $69.99 to $79.99. For more information visit

About Ames True Temper®
Ames True Temper is the leading, as well as the oldest, manufacturer of non-powered lawn and garden tools in the U.S. Headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania (near Harrisburg), the company manufactures and markets a wide variety of long-handled tools, wheelbarrows, cutting tools, garden hoses and hose accessories, striking tools, snow tools, decorative garden accessories and planters. Ames True Temper brands are among the most recognized across their primary product categories. Its brand portfolio includes True Temper®, Ames®, UnionTools®, Garant®, Hound Dog®, Dynamic Design®, as well as the commercial offerings under the Jackson® and Razor-Back® Professional Tool brands.

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