The wheelbarrow is taken for granted today, but in the time of the Han Dynasty, the wheelbarrow was an amazing invention that changed the lives of many farmers. It looks simple; one wheel and a piece of iron, but could save farmers more work. Han Dynasty farmers could now push their heavy loads in the wheelbarrow instead of having to carry them on their backs, or in buckets attached to a pole on their shoulders. The main purpose of this amazing yet simple invention was to transport farmers' goods from one place to another easier. The harvest of crops potentially could speed up because farmers' could carry more supplies faster and easier than they used to.