This article is about the technology in Age of Empires II. For the technology in Age of Mythology, see Wheelbarrow (Age of Mythology).

Wheelbarrow is a technology in Age of Empires II available at the Town Center upon reaching the Feudal Age. Once researched, it allows Villagers to carry 25% more resources (13 instead of 10, actually 30% more) and move 10% faster.

This technology is specially useful for farmers. Horse Collar, although researched at the Mill, is actually a wood-saving technology, whereas Wheelbarrow boosts food gathering.

Hand Cart is the further upgrade of this technology.

Civilizations bonuses Edit

  • Chinese: Wheelbarrow is 10%/15%/20% cheaper in the Feudal/Castle/Imperial Age.
  • Persians: Researching Wheelbarrow is 10%/15%/20% faster in the Feudal/Castle/Imperial Age.
  • Vikings: Wheelbarrow is free.

History Edit

The simple wheelbarrow, or one-wheeled hand cart, was a significant invention at a time when most people worked with their hands in an agricultural community. There was little industry in the early part of the Middle Ages. The economy was powered largely by people growing crops, herding livestock, gathering, and building. The wheelbarrow provided an important productivity improvement.
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