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gavin555595

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Does anybody know where I could get a bonsai collecting carts with agresive tires fof under 200 bucks.:confused:
 

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Something like this?

I think you want something with large diameter wheels, versus wagon-type wheels. I hauled wood in a cart like this for years - my parents paid me by the cord that I split and hauled :) This is for hauling (i.e. pulling) unlike a wheelbarrel which is designed for pushing. Nice thing about this design is that two people can pull at the same time on opposite sides of the cart.
 

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You should to get the large diameter wheels. Agree with above post. He really perform well and expose all the knowledge what he knew..
 

Brian Underwood

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Find a used "performance stroller." They have larger wheels, and are built to take a pretty good beating.
 

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Sorry i'm not answering your question directly. While I still think it might be good to experiment with one of these carts.

I've thought about using something like this, but I think it's easier to get a good external metal frame backpack and tie the tree onto your pack. Most of the collecting i've done has been up in the sierras and dragging a cart up and down the mountains would be more difficult. Really rocky areas might be too challenging with a cart and if the mountain/hill is too verticle it could be harder too. Either way your going to get a good work out! I think the more I collect, the more I learn to keep things simple.

This is just my opinion i've seen some good collectors in Europe using these carts. But I also know some other good collectors tie trees onto their pack. Good luck on your trip!!!
 

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Carts -- including the first one which I've been using for MANY years for a variety of chores around the house -- are fine for urban yamadori collecting. They're not worth a damn for collecting trips into the swamps, mountains or the desert where there may be a 10 mile (or more) slog, hike or climb from the car to the site. For those a backpack frame and some length of limber cotton rope to fasten your tree(s) to the frame are all but mandatory.
 

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I think JKL has it right on this one, typical areas aren't condusive to wheeled use, they'd end up a hinderance IMHO.

It would be nice if someone would grow them on the side of the road to make collecting easier but ......
 

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