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Firewood hauling with the golf cart

heavy hauler club carThrowing logs into the Heavy Hauler is much easier compared to the pick-up truck due to its lower profile. We can usually squeeze about 2 or 3 nights' worth of wood into one load.

We picked up this mini-trailer for just under 100 dollars. It can be moved by hand, but once it has a full load the pulling can be painful due to the tow bar banging against the back of your ankles.

hitch pinIt has a handy dump feature that we have yet to utilize. I'm not sure I would pay extra for this ability because the wheels make it easy to tilt back and with just a bit of effort you can flip the whole unit over, which is what needs to be done when it fills up with rain water.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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