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Old 05-03-2013, 01:21 PM   #1
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Garden Cart recommendations?

Hi all,
My co-workers gave me a cash retirement present, which I'm thinking of using to buy either one of those two-wheeled garden carts or an electric string trimmer. Consumer Reports did ratings on the trimmers last year. I haven't checked yet for garden cart ratings. Anyway, I thought I'd ask here too--does anyone have a cart or trimmer they really like or dislike? What do you look for in a garden cart? There are a number of different kinds available at a wide range of prices, and I don't really know which ones are good and which (if any) aren't worth the price charged.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:44 PM   #2
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I used a garden cart like this for years, very durable, holds a lot of weight and is quite easy to roll. Stows on edge for easy storage.

Northern Industrial Yard Cart 48in.L x 29in.W, 400-Lb., 14 Cu. Ft. Capacity, Model# SP22106 | Yard Carts Wheelbarrows| Northern Tool + Equipment
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:25 PM   #3
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I bought an Agri-Fab 2 bike wheeled garden cart. They are extremely easy to push cuz they must be well balanced but only ON LEVEL ground. I thought I'd use it for firewood but where I was living it wasn't level ground, going up a grade loaded is just tough and impossible to hold back going down. That said on level ground they are excellent. I have the largest they made, this was in the mid 90's, and it holds a lot! I use it for certain things in the garden that require holding volume like holding shredded leaves for mulching and cleaning out the garden come fall but mostly I use a wheel barrow.
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:46 AM   #5
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I bought an Agri-Fab 2 bike wheeled garden cart. They are extremely easy to push cuz they must be well balanced but only ON LEVEL ground. I thought I'd use it for firewood but where I was living it wasn't level ground, going up a grade loaded is just tough and impossible to hold back going down. That said on level ground they are excellent. I have the largest they made, this was in the mid 90's, and it holds a lot! I use it for certain things in the garden that require holding volume like holding shredded leaves for mulching and cleaning out the garden come fall but mostly I use a wheel barrow.
My yard is pretty flat, so I think this cart would work OK, but I didn't see a bike-wheeled cart on their website. Can you tell me the model number? Also, if you remember, what's the country of manufacture?
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As long as it has 2 wheels and isn't too big. You might want to think about a seat like this too. Mid West Garden Caddy Tractor Seat on Wheels: Gardening & Lawn Care : Walmart.com
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:37 AM   #7
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I just delivered one of these and thought it was clever. A collapsible wheelbarrow.
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I'm having a hard time finding what I have.

Here's something similar E-Z Haul Carts :: Perfect Balance & Durability

Look at this, Mine looks like the one on the far left but mine has a larger capacity Sites-Gardeners-Site

OK! This looks almost exactly like mine and I think mine is 14 cu ft capacity too. I bought it at Agway or Blue Seal in the 90's. Amazon.com: Precision Products 14-Cubic Foot Capacity Wooden Cart WC14: Patio, Lawn & Garden . BTW the front piece slides up and is removable so you can dump it or shovel from the front. This is a great cart, highly recommend it and this price is not a lot more than I paid years ago considering inflation!

If you google "bicycle wheel garden cart" you get hits and some are how to build them.
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MY Stihl trimmer is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

The cool thing about it is the ability to attach various kinds of tools on the business end. I use it about half and half with a string trimmer head and a brush cutter (blade) head. There is also a small chainsaw attachment which works beautifully.

I've used it a LOT for over two years now and it's still as good as new.
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Gas trimmers are noisy and need some maintenance, but I just can't stand messing with a long extension cord. Besides, parts of my property are just too far from an outlet to make an electric trimmer practical, but your mileage will vary.
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As far as string trimmers I can't use them. I have one that is pretty new but not run in several years. The vibrations cause my hands and forearms get tingly in a few minutes and I'm not going to go down that road. No one sees the grass I don't trim with the string trimmer and so it goes.
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I like my old Toro 610 electric grass trimmer. Very light. But you can't buy it anymore. I was looking at Kmart a few days ago and they had a Black and Decker(?) electric (corded) with adjustable handle length, which felt comfortable. Only $29 or $19.
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Anyway, I thought I'd ask here too--does anyone have a cart or trimmer they really like or dislike?
I dislike all my yard implements...
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