Good Tools, How We Love Them

20& to 30% slopes, very little level ground, lots of noxious weeds, stuff to carry for planting. I thought long and hard about equipment to get stuff up the hill (in the wet, in the blazing sun). I spent years carrying herbicide in containers, on my back, in a wheelbarrow, etc, dreaming of just the right conveyance. We need to haul rocks for daylighting our stream crossings. I need to get the mushroom logs down to the house.

Things that you ride, like ATVs, tip over, and they don’t have tracks – which I think is essential for secure maneuvering. Big machines like the skid steer, (which is a dream come true) are huge, and expensive. The one thing we tried that seemed comfortable was this baby:

Canycom1 Canycom2 IMG_0637This Canycom power wheelbarrow has a dump bed, (those are the kids dumping each other) and carries 450 kg. Wooooo Hoooo! Now we’ll get some stuff done.

2 thoughts on “Good Tools, How We Love Them

  1. This one drives like a dream! Not too speedy, but great on the hills – three forward speeds, two in reverse. Probably in better shape the Parks dept one eh? Plus I can put it in the Ford Ranger no prob. Just right for us little folks!

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  2. Used one of these to move gravel at Nora’s Woods with volunteers, it was not speedy but got the job done!

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