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Post in 'The Gear' started by Shari, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

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    Dennis,

    As far a sledding the splits out of the stacks in the winter I could probably park my truck so I'd have a straight line shot to the lot line stacks and hook the winch to my truck.

    I was thinking about towing the splits out on my sled last winter. I've got tow hooks in the front of my truck so I could keep a good eye on what the sled was doing enroute.

    I'm getting old..... seems I have developed 'a hitch in my get along'..... so I'm looking for an easier method versus walking/pulling a filled sled over 2+ feet of snow.

    The splits stacked at the rear lot line are scheduled for use in 2014/15 so I've got some time to figure out a better transport method.

    The splits planned for use 2013/14 are stacked right next to my driveway so access there is a piece of cake.

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  2. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Shari, I feel your pain. I too am aging a bit and I have more than one hitch in my get along..... Good luck.
  3. MasterMech

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    How much property are you maintaining? A good tractor or ATV can go a long ways towards helping older folks enjoy their homes for many years rather than it being a painful chore.
  4. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

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    It's only 1/2 acre and I use the riding mower with yard cart a lot for wood transport. I just get bummed bringing up the splits over a snow covered yard.

    I was even thinking of fixing up a back-drag snow attachment of some sort for my truck but it's a little hairy getting the truck back there (narrow pathway between driveway stacks and our patio roof support). With my luck I'd slide sideways and take out the roof support thereby dropping the 20'+ patio roof. :(
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  5. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    It sounds like you need two things to make a lawn/garden tractor work for you. Weight and more tire.

    You wouldn't be the first suburban lot owner to step up to a garden tractor. Http://www.mytractorforum.com is full of those kind of folk. I'm a fan of green tractors and there are plenty of models that would blow snow, mow your 1/2 acre and still get around pretty good in the snow as long as we are not talking about slogging through multiple feet of the stuff. Good garden tractor should be able to get through any path you can clear with a front mount snowblower.
  6. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

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    That's probably what I should do. Before hubby got sick, he used a plow on our Craftsman rider. I did that for the first year after he got sick and switched out to the mounted blower - lots easier, less stress on the rider, than trying to push the snow.
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  7. BrianK

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    Does anyone know anything about this company?

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    The Joe Built HD-500
    Patented Motorized Wheelbarrow

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    Hauls 1,200 lbs. | 11 cubic feet | Weighs approx. 260 lbs.
    Fully loaded with concrete, the Joe Built motorized wheelbarrow will easily climb or descend a 30-degree slope on uneven terrain. The operator can easily steer, point and pour liquid concrete or landscape materials with our self-propelled buggy. Perfect balance and low center of gravity helps prevent accidental dumping of construction materials.

    This motorized concrete buggy has a heavy duty Peerless Tecumseh Transaxle with 3 forward gears, 1 speed reverse. Automatic disc brakes are a safety feature on this powered cart.

    The Joe Built HD 500 can be transported by pick-up truck, step van, or SUV. United States Motor Power Inc. will warranty the cart's heavy-duty frame for 3 years. USMP will warranty the unit's US610 engine for 1 year when using US2 Two-Cycle Oil.

    Specifications
    • Load Size: 11 Cu ft.
    • Load Capacity: 1,200 lbs.
    • Engine: U.S. Motor Power 6.5 HP
    • Tires: Front 18” x 8.50” - 8” Rear 3.50”/4”
    • Dimensions: 38”/32”W x 72”L x 32”H
    • Weight: Approx. 260 lbs.
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  8. fox9988

    fox9988 Minister of Fire

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    I have tried with mixed results. After a few days she becomes irritable. :p
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