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Goodbye Toyota mini-van

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We ended up trading our old Toyota mini-van for a 22 rifle and the few hours of labor it took to replace the golf cart brake pads.

I've been dreading the last part of the deal...getting the seats from our barn to the parking area without the help of the truck.
garden wagon! A cart has 2 wheels and a wagon 4.
The TC1840H garden wagon was a big help today, but it took some major effort to make it across the creek due to one of the wheels rubbing on the frame when our friend pulled too fast.

Not sure if it's something I can fix to make stronger. Maybe it's time to consider the next step up in garden wagons?

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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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I wonder if a Whizbang garden cart would suit you guys? With the big wheels, it might be easier to pull through mud, creeks, snow, undergrowth etc.

Comment by Darren (Green Change) Sun Nov 13 23:36:39 2011

I enjoy reading Kimball's blog, but I don't think the Whizbang Garden Cart is for us. I can tell just by looking at those narrow tires that they'd sink into the mud and never come out! On soft soil, what you want is tires as wide as possible, as we've learned repeatedly when trying to use various wheelbarrows.

The yellow wagon does a great job, but it's got a few failings. The worst isn't one that most people would care about --- mud tends to build up on the tires when rolling through the swamp until you have to stop and knock it loose. More relevantly to most people, the tires tend to rub on the cart if you're pulling a very heavy load. Otherwise, it's quite a workhorse!

Comment by anna Mon Nov 14 08:21:07 2011

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