John Weiland wrote:Joylynn,
Just an FYI in case it's useful information. My wife uses those carts a LOT to pull buckets of feed between animal shelters.....and was getting tired of the flat tires. So upon purchase of a new wagon, I routinely replace all 4 wheels with "flat-free" wheels of the same size. You may have to search a bit, but places like TSC, Fleet Farm, Northern Tool, etc.....any of the bigger farm and hardware dealers will have these often in stock and they should look the same size and have the same axle bore as your originals. They do cost a bit more, but can save headaches in the long run.
Rosie Carducci wrote:I hope it's ok to revive this discussion. I"m just now reading through PDM for the first time.
It seems to me that much of the section on Zone and Sector Analysis applies more to a much larger property than I am envisioning for myself, or at least one with much more variation in climate and elevation. We haven't purchased property yet, but we will likely be starting with about an acre or less of essentially flat land. Should we be actively looking for something with more slope?
James Freyr wrote:Dang William that really blows. Here are my thoughts and suggestions. I advise against buying roundup ready anything, that just puts money in bad peoples pockets and supports that industry. If you really think he did this, and may do it again, I suggest a trail cam, or two! Without proof anything is just hearsay and speculation but if you are able to get photographic evidence and proof that he is intentionally spraying your plants beyond his property line, then you are able to take real action and seek damages, which I believe any judge will award in your favor if pictures come across their bench. And pictures from a trail cam may show that there is no nefarious agenda or ill intent and it is just herbicide drift, which I think is terribly unfortunate.
Spencer Miles wrote:I realize my verbal descriptions are a bit obtuse :)
You got me wanting to do something, rather than talk about doing something - cf. my signature line thing - Last summer, I cleaned up the "garden" at the University (the quotes are because, like it or not, suburbanite undergrad kids are all talk hence the need for me to go clean someone's project that they half-completed, then left to tweet about how green they are...) I ended up with some free PVC, among other things...
So! Twenty minutes, a chunk of rope and some electrical tape - and I built a wonky Octagonal-Catenary-Reciprocal-Dome-Tensegrity!! (O.C.R.D.T... Ocdirt? Ocridt... ??)
It has no foundation, thusly I used rope. The rope would not be there of there were some nice buttresses due to some earthbag or tire or concrete knee-wall.
One picture is overall, one is closeup to show the weave, one is from inside to show the star-ish pattern, and one is where I squished it to show that you can mess with the arcs to make.
Put some ties or bolts at the intercises, and again cover it with the "hypar" DIY concrete cloth... My neighbor said it looks like a tent and I thought that was great - it's like a concrete tent!
I realize it's unlikely that anyone other than me would be very enthusiastic about such a screwy looking thing, and yes - it's probably been done before. I don't care! It's mine! MINE!! HAHAHAHAHAAAAA!
But, anyone can use it if they want :)
Skandi Rogers wrote:I have a similar thing to that cart, I hate it. If you turn sharply with a load it will tip over, it is VERY heavy to pull, 4X the friction of a wheelbarrow and pulling it for any length of time twists you round as you can only pull with one hand. I've only taken it 1 mile to the shop to pick up a new gas flask and that was horrible I wished I had taken the normal wheelbarrow even though you have to carry some of the weight yourself with them.
Wiley Fry wrote:
Trace Oswald wrote:I bought this Gorilla cart for my lady, and we both really like it. Much more stable than a wheelbarrow, holds more, and it is much easier to pull a load for a longer distance than to push it. We use it for everything, including moving heavy loads of rocks. With a heavy load of rock, if you are going uphill, you may have to use one person to push and one to pull, but short of that, we find it much easier to use than a wheelbarrow, and it fits through smaller spaces. The sides come off easily for flat loads
that won't fit in the cart with the sides on.
Gorilla cart on Amazon
How's it's turning radius? I always worry about agility with four-wheeled carts.