Like Ed, I wonder if steering a wagon downhill on pavement would be
I don't know what kind of cans you have. Mine has 12" wheels and a
plastic rail across the back at belt height. It should work better than
a wagon, downhill on pavement.
If I wanted to move two on one trip, I'd lash the rails to a broomstick.
A loop around the end of the stick, several turns around the stick and
each rail, and tie the cord to the other end of the stick.
If your can wheels are inadequate and a wagon is a nuisance to steer,
what about a lightweight two-wheeled truck with light boards tied to it,
to hold two cans?
Garden trolley carts are sold hereabouts for $100-125. Some are
stronger than others. Mine can carry 700 lb. yet rolls easily over grass.
One of its uses is to take out garbage (only 300 ft. but unpaved) in
winter and summer.
Leave the two big containers "down front", maybe stashed behind a tree or
bush, and just haul smaller sacks to it you have occasion to go out.
That's what we do.
Anyone else remember daily trash pickups? Not to mention twice daily mail
delivery; Saturday too but only once IIRC.
The answer depends on your reason for not walking them down. If you are
80 years old and crippled with arthritis, my answer is different than if
you are 25 years old and lazy.
If you are capable of walking, but the containers are awkward, I'd make
either a wagon to pull or a cart to push,something like this
A better design though is to move the steering wheels fore and aft. Put
two fixed casters in the center. Put the swivel casters one in the
front middle, the other in the back middle. This allows fast, easy
steering. We use them where I work in sizes from 2 x 4 to 5 x 10. Use
Carts work well up or down hill, wagons are not as easy going down.
Healthy walking is 10,000 steps a day so this is a good start.
Our municipal cans have 12" wheels 1.5" wide. The handles are at belt
height. Can't beat that.
In 1996, I had my driveway shortened from 2100' to 35'. Now when I take
my can to the street, I find it simpler not to tie it to my spare tire
and tow it.
Thinking further, if you have a long drive, is it safe to assume you
have a huge yard? Thus, is it safe to assume you have a riding mower?
Perhaps you can attach a trailer or that wagon I stated and pull with
Just a thought.
What horsepucky!! I have a electric golf cart, to which I often hook
this garden/utility trailer to:
The hitch I made used a 3/8" ring bolt and some lock and fender
washers and nuts. Cost about $5 and required I drill a single hole.
Besides, you don't need a garage. Golf carts are made to live
outdoors and be abused by fat old drunks who can barely see, let alone
drive. In short, the damn things are built like Mack trucks and are
made to last forever. Mine is over 25 yrs old and looks/works like
new. I may not even bother to put my Winter rain cover (w/ zippers
and windows) on, this yr. It's not like cold weather or precip is
gonna hurt it. BTW, I don't have a garage.
Besides, if you can afford to pave 250 yds of driveway, why do you
even care? Pay an illegal alien (oops ...undocumented!) to do it for
On Thu, 20 Nov 2014 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Yep. That is what the gardeners use at the botanical garden. Not cheap.
This one is $10,995: http://www.ebay.com/itm/261659871415
Cheaper is a used golf cart with platform on the back:
But the OP doesn't have space in his garage for one.
My mom uses a garden wagon. Somewhat like this one:
Maybe the OP could use something to tow it. (There are many listings for
this cart on eBay.)
Don. www.donwiss.com (e-mail link at home page bottom).
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