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    Wagons

    I noticed that a garden supplies shop here caters to car free people by letting them take these 4 wheeled wagons to haul shrubs and mulch and stuff home. Maybe they put a deposit on the wagon so the customer returns it. The wagons are more sturdy than the radio flyer wagons kids use. I see people with wagons loaded with stuff walking down the sidewalks in the neighborhood.

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    Here is a photo of the heavy duty wagons outside the shop. This kind of thing keeps businesses in the neighborhood and serves car free people. The alternative is to rent a car and drive out to a home depot or something when you want to buy heavy stuff.
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    Pike's Nursery (large chain in the south) just filed for bankruptcy and those are the same carts they use. Wonder if I can get a few for cheep.

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    I am glad to see they are offering the wagons...but those are the Chinese made POS from somewhere like Home Despot. We had one and it self destructed over a years time. I prefer the ones from Lehman's Hardware...probably 3-4 times the price but well worth every penny. We have two of these on our 40 acre farm and pull them with the smaller tractor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
    We had one and it self destructed over a years time.
    I walked past the place today and you may be right, one of the wagons had a missing wheel. The girl at the store said they worked better than the radio flyers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwd View Post
    I walked past the place today and you may be right, one of the wagons had a missing wheel. The girl at the store said they worked better than the radio flyers.
    She was right the current Radio Flyer is a POS too...and made in China

    We use these big heavy duty Garlock wagons at work. They are pretty expensive $600 or so, but they will handle 2,000# load or more We have some that are 7 years old and they get abused on a daily basis. They are no light weight, they weigh around 190# empty What is cool about them is that they can be hitched together and pulled like a train. We had one monster project that we were using a small landscaper sized Kubota tractor on the roof and could pull 4 or 5 of them hooked together. Also when you drop the handle it acts as a brake. BTW just for reference these are called the "Little Giant" carts, the frame is roughly 30" X 60". We also buy the foam filled tires upgrade...no flats!

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    Those "Little Giants" seem like over kill for people to walk their neighborhood hardware/garden store puchases home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwd View Post
    Those "Little Giants" seem like over kill for people to walk their neighborhood hardware/garden store puchases home.
    Oh I agree, but you won't wear it out in a couple of life times If I needed a wagon for household use I would get the Lehman's, I love the one with the 4 wheel steering. If I get a nice bonus this year I may spring for one just because.

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