Start a new thread

20,741 to 20,760 of 29,275 replies

Gary Hobson
Insomnia1973 wrote (see)

So what exactly does one use a truck for?

Carrying all your stuff.

You see, a truck can hold a lot more than you can get in your pocket.

Bunny ...
Haha OH bought it as sick of seeing me carrying around big bags compost, large pots, struggling with many pots for planting out, can carry tools, weed bucket, plants ...cuppa tea
Why have a trolley round a supermarket ?
Gary Hobson

Also, amongst the gardening communty, possession of a truck is something of status symbol.

I may leave mine parked on the front lawn, so neighbours can see that I have a truck.

I expect that Monty has more than one truck.

Miss Becks

Gotcha. So like a whellbarrow really. I see now. Any benefits to a truck over a wheelbarrow? I know it's a simple question, but I was getting a wheelbarrow this year. Wondered if a truck would be better?

Gary Hobson

I still have a wheelbarrow. Very useful.

I wouldn't want to put dirty soil in my nice green truck.

Advertisement

sotongeoff

The postman called at 1.25 with a plop of e-mails

As I see it you push a wheelbarrow and pull a truck-a wheelbarrow has one wheel a truck has four-might be more to go wrong

Matty2

You can't get pink trucks, or lilac, or maroon, or bright blue

I have had manure in my wheelbarrow now - cleaned it up after though

Gary Hobson

A truck should be more stable - a consideration if buying something to ride on.

It is possible to push someone sitting in a wheelbarrow, but a bit risky, IMO.

Also, you need to lift a wheelbarrow. A truck does not require any lifting, so can move heavier loads.

Miss Becks

Right, I am going erecting ouside!

Bunny ...
I'm rubbish at driving wheelbarrows I'm told I have wheelbarrows also and a two wheel truck
Gary Hobson

Driving wheelbarrows is tricky, and not intuitive, because if you want to turn left, you actually move the handles to the right. And vice versa.

The same considerations apply to driving supermarket trollies. I believe that 76% of the fatalities in supermarkets are caused by careless drivers.

sotongeoff

We are a 2 wheelbarrow family- only one failed its MOT

I do have a sack trolley and a luggage trolley though

Gary Hobson

I have a Gardeners World Live collapsable shopping trolley. Ideal for carrying a few small plants, when shopping at your GC, or around the garden. Only £10. I usually buy several each time I visit, to give as Christmas presents.

sotongeoff

I think Gary you have won trolley top trumps-unless anyone uses roller bladers or skates to transport themselves around the garden

Advertisement

Lottiebeans

I have a folding wheelbarrow.

Bunny ...
I do actually Geoff

I also have a fold up wheelbarrow forgot about that

I hate supermarket trolleys , always get duff wheels .
Matty2

I have one like Gary for shopping at Garden shows  and a little, more or less broken ,sack trolley

And a bright orange wheelbarrow with a big crack in it and a flat tyre

figrat

I've got a builders wheelbarrow, had it for years! Getting a bit rough now as bloke borrows it sometines to mix concrete in etc. But if we're talking about gadgets that are life improving, check this out: http://www.rubble-mate.co.uk/. Also easily strong enough to put big full pots pots on and drag them round, using the handles. 
How is everyone? 

sotongeoff

Hello-old chum

been waiting for you to come over-cup of tea?

Well I am allright-sod the rest-how are you?