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DennyT
Sep 11, 2020 7:46 AM CST
Here's the background.
1. We live in the country on about 30 acres in mid Missouri- mostly wooded but we care for about 3 acres total ( that includes the pond).
.2. To put in perspective it takes me about 2 hours in the rider( husquavara TS- 354XD) + 3O minute with push more and 30 minutes with trimmer.
3. I am getting up in years , ,76, and am considering a small 2 wheel drive atv with small trailer In lieu of either wheelbarrow or my big husky.with a big 10 cubic cart
Would put some racks on the small trailer for hand tools, rakes etc,.

We landscape a lot - many shrubs flowers .

What do you all think of the idea of a small 2 wheel drive and trailer ?

Thanks

Denny T
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Intheswamp
May 3, 2021 7:50 AM CST
DennyT said:Here's the background.
1. We live in the country on about 30 acres in mid Missouri- mostly wooded but we care for about 3 acres total ( that includes the pond).
.2. To put in perspective it takes me about 2 hours in the rider( husquavara TS- 354XD) + 3O minute with push more and 30 minutes with trimmer.
3. I am getting up in years , ,76, and am considering a small 2 wheel drive atv with small trailer In lieu of either wheelbarrow or my big husky.with a big 10 cubic cart
Would put some racks on the small trailer for hand tools, rakes etc,.

We landscape a lot - many shrubs flowers .

What do you all think of the idea of a small 2 wheel drive and trailer ?

Thanks

Denny T

Wow, no feedback on this. Crying

My beekeeper mentor is ~84 now and has Lupus which has taken damaged his knees to the point of not being able to support himself once he bends the knees. And, he still works *several* hives of bees. He has an older 2WD Gator that he pulls a 10' utility trailer with. On the trailer a friend of his installed a pivoting winch and clamp system which allows him to pull beside a hive, attach the clamp to a box and load or unload it from the trailer. What you talked about doing sounds good...and, I figure that by now you've already done something along that line.

It would be interesting to know what you ended up with. Best wishes!
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plantmanager
May 3, 2021 9:55 PM CST
I'd be interested too. We are in the same age bracket and thinking about doing the same thing. We have 10 acres, but only garden on about 3 acres, but ours is all hills and it's getting difficult to do on foot, carrying tools.
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