Random Chat and Photos forum: Little Red Wagons....

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Imagewcgypsy
Mar 9, 2011 10:39 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
I have this Little Red Wagon on steroids that I got from Harbor Freight a few years ago and I love it. I have a bunch of hesperaloe parviflora / Red False Yucca that I want to keep and it turns out that the rabbits love them....sigh. So they're going into large pots for now and 'up' on things until I build some kind of ledge or wall for them to sit on and some are going to live in my Red Wagon until then.....
ImageCalif_Sue
Mar 14, 2011 9:49 PM CST

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
Uh, pictures? Rolling my eyes.
Imagewcgypsy
Mar 14, 2011 10:05 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Huh...I didn't even notice...lol...my pc has been disconnecting lately...grrr
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ImageCalif_Sue
Mar 14, 2011 10:40 PM CST

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
Oh, that's a nice wagon! I want to get a good sized wagon to cart stuff around in the new garden. I like yours, it looks elevated.
Imagewcgypsy
Mar 16, 2011 12:20 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
While I love the idea of the wagons, this is my true 'workhorse'. Jer built it for me originally for moving bales of peat, but I have another cart that he built for that purpose now and have found that this one is so much easier for me to use than carts or wagons that are 'pulled'..if he had extra time right now, I'd get him to put a 'lip' around the edge of this one. If anyone is getting something to use in the garden, I'd advise trying a cart that is 'pushed' before getting one that is 'pulled'....
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Imagequiltygirl
Mar 20, 2011 7:52 AM CST
Name: Lynda
Wildomar, CA Zone 9a
Our main, horse, wheelbarrow has the 2 wheels in front which make it much easier to manuever than with one, but for regular use I prefer to pull my wagon. I first used my daughter's old Red Flyer, but had to contually ghange the tieres and it was too small. I now have one of those yellow metal mesh wagons. This one was at Big Lots last year for $50 and holds, I believe 250#. All 4 sides drop down to make it flat and I love the way it turns so easily on the axle, however, it was tweaked when we 'dropped' a the third bale of hay from the truck. It was fixed, but now I am looking at a larger version of the same at Lowe's for twice the price, but carries 1000#. Now there is a wagon/wheelbarrow (sloped back) looking one there, online, that carries 2000#,but who can pull that weight?!!?
KathleenC
Apr 12, 2011 2:20 PM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
Forgot about this thread.

I agree about the pushing, Sherry. My wrists don't hold up to pulling. In the grocery store, I often just walk alongside my cart. Costco has a great looking cart from time to time - but I'll have to look at it more carefully. I do OK with the wheel barrow if it's not overloaded.
Imagewcgypsy
Apr 12, 2011 3:20 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Wheelbarrows are hard on my back, even empty. My 'push' cart is like my 'walker'....lol...I only shop in stores now that have carts.
Imagequiltygirl
Apr 13, 2011 3:27 PM CST
Name: Lynda
Wildomar, CA Zone 9a
Seems like you would need fairly even terrain to concrete for a push cart like that. Our place has too many holes and undulating surfaces.
Imagewcgypsy
Apr 13, 2011 3:40 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Nope, we're not even nor flat...still works better for me but everyone is different.
Imagequiltygirl
Apr 14, 2011 12:49 PM CST
Name: Lynda
Wildomar, CA Zone 9a
Yesterday I used the wagon to bring 3 big bags of potting soil to the other side of the yard. I must have become a weakling, it was tough. As I am trying mixing potting soil with compost this year in veggie pots, I pulled it over to the compost bins, put the big (15-20 gal?) pots directly into the wagon and filled them right there so as to not need to move the full, heavy pots but once. So, I am pulling my wagon with 2 very full pots and kerplunk the whole thing tips over and I am shoveling a second time. Uneven turf, horse hoof pot hole. Next plan......
Imagewcgypsy
Apr 14, 2011 1:00 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Been there, I'm good at tipping wheelbarrows full.

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