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Working the wood mountain, old school

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by eclecticcottage, May 12, 2012.

  1. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    I love my wheel barrow. I use it to move the "junk" to the camp wood pile. We did recently come upon a rusty lawn cart we're going to fix and use the tractor since the tendonitis in my arm isn't helpful when using the wheel barrow, but it's sooo cool I had to take a pic.

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  2. Gary_602z

    Gary_602z Minister of Fire

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    Maybe you need a little more air in the tire!:)

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  3. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    My father uses one that is similar, the entire thing is wood except the wheel ;ex
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  4. ScotO

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    I found the remnants of an antique wheelbarrow in a barn I tore down a couple years back. I plan on making a wood cart wheelbarrow out of that steel wheel someday, out of white oak that I cut down. If I ever get the time.......:p
  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Done too much with a wheelbarrow so I'll leave it all to you folks. btw, most of the work with the wheelbarrow was from cleaning the stables...
  6. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Wheelbarrows don't fit my hands worth a darn, so I don't use them.
  7. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    I feel like I have 100,000 miles behind a wheel barrow from my younger days farming and landscaping. I use the ATV and trailer for just about everything now....because I can.
  8. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    went to a Gardenway cart. no more tip overs and those big wheels go over most anything. I bought mine used many years ago and have replaced the wood and tires twice. well worth the effort for the use.
  9. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I've got an ATV and three trailers (well one is the ATV Club trailer and is just stored at my house) . . . but I often find myself using the wheelbarrow my wife insisted on buying even though at the time I told her I would probably not use it that often -- sometimes it is just quicker, quieter and just cheaper to run than using the ATV . . . plus my fat body can use the exercise.
  10. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    I like that wheel barrow eclectic. My parents had one of those for many years. You could really work the hell out of that thing and it just kept going. I bought one of these double wheel ones about 8 years ago. It was a little expensive, but well worth it. They haul a lot of material and the extra stability helps, I have quite a few changes in grade on my property post-2wheelbarrow.jpg .
  11. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    We've had ours for over 30 years now. Still use it a lot and like it.

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