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A Quick Tip About Tools

By plantladylin
July 26, 2012

Favorite tool: Wheelbarrow or small garden cart: When you are done working for the day, pile all those tools in the barrow or cart for one trip back to the shed!

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 25, 2012 7:32 PM CST

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Whose messy yard is that? *Blush*
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Jul 26, 2012 8:01 AM CST

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The pictures doesn't say who took it....and I'll never say! Whistling

It is a great wheel barrow, though!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 26, 2012 8:06 AM CST
LOL ... I don't know why I didn't supply a photo when I submitted the tip. That sure is a great wheelbarrow, I could use one with big wheels like that. I have a smallish cart that resembles the one in the picture but mine has small wheels and doesn't hold a lot of weight. For carting tools like shovels, rakes and what not I have to use my husbands wheelbarrow (the old metal type that tends to rust out after awhile) and it's is sometimes hard for me to maneuver ... especially when it's weighed down with stuff!

~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Jul 26, 2012 8:17 AM CST

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It's a fantastic wheelbarrow. We bought it more than 10 years ago. It lives outdoors. Every day it gets full exposure to the elements, whether it be rain, sun or snow. And after 10 years of that, it's in as good condition today as the day we bought it. The only thing we've had to do with it was replacing the tires.

Because of the way the wheels are oriented, you can balance the wheelbarrow perfectly. This means that you can easily move as heavy a load as can fit in the container. A child can move hundreds of pounds of potting soil without any difficulty.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 26, 2012 8:20 AM CST
I think I need to get one of those.
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
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Trish
Jul 26, 2012 8:57 AM CST

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I agree

It really has been worth every penny we paid for it. In fact, I've mentioned several times that we should pick up another one because too often this is full of something and I still need another to haul something heavy.
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jul 26, 2012 8:59 AM CST

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Me too. Time to modernize.

This is a bonus tip quick tip.
Evan
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Jul 26, 2012 10:35 AM CST

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We also use it for mixing concrete. The flat bottom with no bolts or bumps is perfect for that.

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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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eclayne
Apr 24, 2013 9:09 AM CST

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Does anyone know of a source for this type of wheelbarrow design? I've found other 2 wheeled barrows but not with the balance of Dave's Rubbermaid.
Evan
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
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Trish
Apr 24, 2013 9:37 AM CST

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This is the only one that we've found. We decided this year that we really wanted/needed another one, but the cost has gone up substantially! Ouch!!!!

FYI, in this month's issue of Family Handyman, there is a DIY version that looks promising. Of course, that requires a bit of time, which is at a premium to all of us. Meanwhile, we still just have one.
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Apr 24, 2013 9:42 AM CST

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Here is our wheelbarrow:

http://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/H-2663/Tilt-Trucks/Rubbe...

$250. Ouch. I recall paying half that ten years ago.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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eclayne
Apr 24, 2013 10:14 AM CST

Plants Admin

Thanks for that link. Thumbs up Ouch indeed. But I've gotten to the point where heavy loads are tough, especially in the early spring. I'm betting this will make the heavy yard chores go much faster.
Evan
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Apr 24, 2013 10:16 AM CST
Dave, if you know anyone who has a volume Uline account, you might ask if they will order one for you so you can get the discount?
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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eclayne
Apr 24, 2013 10:30 AM CST

Plants Admin

I found this link to Rubbermaid commercial. It looks like there are 300 and 700lb. capacity units. I'd guess you have the 700lb. version given how well and long it's performed?
http://www.rubbermaidcommercial.com/rcp/products/subcategory...

Home Depot has the 300lb. for $140.00.

Evan
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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eclayne
Apr 24, 2013 10:34 AM CST

Plants Admin

??? The 700lb. has the fat tires
http://www.rubbermaidcommercial.com/rcp/products/detail.jsp?...

300 lb.
http://www.rubbermaidcommercial.com/rcp/products/detail.jsp?...
Evan
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Apr 24, 2013 11:36 AM CST

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Ours is the 300lb one and I'm pretty sure we originally bought it at Home Depot. Thumbs up
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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eclayne
Apr 24, 2013 11:51 AM CST

Plants Admin

Glad to have your confirmation Dave. I've looked around, and asked, at HD, Lowe's and Tractor Supply with no luck. Now with the name and serial number I can pick one up today less than 10 miles away!!
Evan
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Apr 24, 2013 12:28 PM CST

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Good luck, Evan. I hope you find one for a reasonable price. If they are indeed available for under $150, I think I might just get a second one for myself.
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
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Trish
Apr 24, 2013 1:08 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I agree
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Apr 24, 2013 1:38 PM CST
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Rubbermaid-Commercial-Products-7-...
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'

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