Mid Atlantic Gardening Gear Tool & Supplies forum: Carts, Containers, Dollies and Wheelbarrows

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Imagestormyla
Jul 20, 2010 12:29 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
What do you use to lug things around your garden? Do you drag a leaf container around with you when you weed? How do you move large and heavy items around in your garden? Please share your haulers and tips with us. Thumbs up
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Imagestormyla
Jul 22, 2010 1:46 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I have two containers that haul debris around the garden. The first is my light weight and trusty fabric basket that I use everyday when dead heading, bloom cutting or doing spot weeding. This was a gift from a friend, is collaspible and easy to store. I usually throw my weeding tool, shears and pruner in it and go. It's color is bright enough to make it findable if I set it down in a bed. It's really light weight, so is unlikely to injure a bloom or plant, if I accidentally set or knock it on top of one.

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Imagestormyla
Jul 22, 2010 2:03 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
The one that I use for heavy duty weeding and lots of debris is my pop up leaf bag. I actually have two pop up leaf bags. One is supposed to be for compostibles and the other for non-compostibles,. Sigh, DSO never follows the rules. Blinking I keep them lined with these clear plastic drum liners from HD, so when he takes a compostible one out to the trash, I can see what's in it, and bring it back!!!

Duh, the other one is square. What's so hard to keep track of about that???? I shouldn't be so mean, I'm glad when he trims a bush or tree or breaks up tons of fallen branches. These get drug all around the property and are really great. i'm especially grateful for them when picking up black walnuts, and spruce cones. They are also great when cutting back the asters, mums., lilies and iris.

For serious tree trimming, we drive the old pickup right up to the tree and just work from and fill it. One of these is always sitting out and it gets filled daily. The only down side is no lid, so I have to tip and empty it after a rain, but that's ok, I'm usually out using it right after a rain.

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Imagestormyla
Jul 25, 2010 10:26 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
How many times have you repaired and replaced parts of your wheel barrows? Seems like mine are always needing help.
Imagestormyla
Jul 30, 2010 12:50 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Ronnie, I read where you said that your husband had made a wooden top for an old wagon for you. Do you have a photo?
Imagebitbit
Sep 13, 2011 8:42 AM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
I just ordered one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Tricam-GOR200B-600-Pound-Capacity-Gori... I'll post a review after it arrives and gets some use. I want it primarily for moving the large containers that are too heavy to carry far, and for taking around the neighborhood when I scavenge bags of grass clippings. I have a good, old-fashioned wheelbarrow that works for both, but isn't really ideal for long distances with heavy loads.

It was free with reward points from my credit card, so I figure even if it's not perfect, it'll be worth at least what I paid for it Thumbs up
Imagestormyla
Sep 13, 2011 8:53 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
That is a really cool cart Bit!! Thumbs up I have a wagon, but nothing that neat. That dumping feature should really come in handy as will the deep sides and the nice big wheels. Let us know how it works out. Ears perked up!
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Oct 19, 2011 5:30 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Ric built me a dolly to move my heavy pots around. He took some stuff from his junk pile and put this together. Started with a broken dolly that came along with a welding tank and replaced the back wheels with some big wheels from an old mower added a piece of heavy plywood to make the bottom bigger. I moved really big pots with it yesterday and it will even go up steps. Thumbs up :thumbsup:
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Imagestormyla
Oct 19, 2011 8:48 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
That's the best Holly! Every time you wish Ric would clean out his junk pile he comes up with another marvelous use for that stuff!! Thumbs up

I'm sure that you'll find even more good uses for that dolly.

Imageeric4home
Oct 19, 2011 9:16 AM CST
Name: Ric
Dover, Pa
And every time I get rid of something, I find a use for it. Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Ric
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Imagestormyla
Oct 19, 2011 9:27 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Of Course!!! Murphy's law at work.

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