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Yard Wagon: What are your needs?

Updated on September 13, 2014

A sturdy yard wagon is essential for we older landscapers as well as for younger folks! ;-)

To do serious yard work, of just about any kind, you need a sturdy yard wagon; at least I do!

A small toy wagon, like in this photo, will not do. I have spotlighted below a specific recommendation. What do you think? I've also provided other options to consider. This lens was to focus on a 'tool' for home and garden use.

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia in the public domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy_wagon

1200 lb Garden Cart - This is more like it. What do you think?

Now, this is a Yard Wagon, for sure! ;-)

VULCAN TC4205EG Garden Cart with Sides, 1200-Pound
VULCAN TC4205EG Garden Cart with Sides, 1200-Pound

This is what I will get when I get serious about working in my garden this fall, assuming my health will permit it. My neighbor has one pretty similar and it works really well. I need the larger tires and the good sized box. On the other hand, it does not need to be any larger for my relatively small area. I think this one is about right! ;-)

 

Will this wagon work for me this fall?

I appreciate your thoughts - my decision is not final yet - input always useful! ;-)

Will this wagon work for me this fall?

All work and no play - read a good book

Back to the Homeplace
Back to the Homeplace

Take a break from your yard work and read a good family relationships book!

 

What do you really need to consider?

Each of us really needs to consider the purpose to which we will put a wagon and what kind of wagon we will need to meet that need. This will vary for each of us. I have very little storage space in which to keep a wagon, so that really limits my choices. What will you do?

Would having a work wagon help?

Trees in the yard in the spring
Trees in the yard in the spring

Do you enjoy working in your yard?

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My yard, now, is so small I don't have room for a wagon. Wish I did!

I have to use my neighbor's wagon, because I have no storage area and my lawn is very small. So, for me, this lens is really a whimsical thing - wishing I could have a real wagon. I grew up on a farm, where I viewed the wagon as a work tool. Now, it would be nice to have one again. Maybe someday...

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @tonybonura: Thanks! ;-)

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      Tony Bonura 5 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      The kids love it too!

      TonyB

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @WriterJanis2: For sure! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @justmelucy: Sounds nice. Thanks for the comment! ;-)

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      If it doesn't work out as a wagon, you can always use it as part of your decor.

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      justmelucy 5 years ago

      Enjoyed the lens. I usually have an old Radio Flyer full of flowers and an old ladder to display more in my country garden.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @lesliesinclair: Thanks for visit! ;-)

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      lesliesinclair 5 years ago

      Takes me back to those days of childhood, but I'd gladly use one of these wagons if I had a yard.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @KandDMarketing: We each face our challenges, don't we! Your comment created a real fun scene in my mind... down the hill... ! ;-)

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      KandDMarketing 5 years ago

      My only problem with a yard wagon is that it will likely be difficult for me to keep wither of my grandsons out of it or from them riding it down one of our hills here ...

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @ComfortsOfHome: Good for you. The best kind! ;-)

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      ComfortsOfHome 5 years ago

      My husband just made me a yard wagon - I'm so excited! It's down in the basement right now just waiting for the wood stain to dry, and I can't wait to try it out this weekend. I hope you get the wagon of your dreams, too!

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @kulla: Thank you! ;-)

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      kulla 5 years ago

      Very nice lens with highly attractive theme and detailed info. Liked it.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @N Beaulieu: Just click on through and it is yours... ;-) Enjoy! ;-)

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      N Beaulieu 5 years ago

      I think I want a garden wagon myself now. I have a wheelbarrow but it isn't always steady and can get pretty heavy.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @ohcaroline: Great endorsement! Thanks, and thanks for stopping my and liking this lens! ;-)

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      ohcaroline 5 years ago

      We use two of these garden wagons at church hauling plants and even small trees into the sanctuary every week. Greatest investment we've made. When I get moved to my own land...I will have one for sure.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @anonymous: Thank you, much appreciated! ;-)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very good selection of wagons. Nice lens.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Steph Tietjen: Always use the best tool for the job, whatever the job may be! ;-)

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      Stephanie Tietjen 5 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      I just love wagons and always stop to look at them. I get by with my wheel barrow. If you need to move a lot of material the big wagon looks good.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @dahlia369: Hope you do. Just click on through... ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Expat Mamasita: I appreciate that! Best wishes! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Elyn MacInnis: Thank you. I certainly hope you do! ;-)

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      dahlia369 5 years ago

      Nice wagons, I'll have to get me one... :)

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      Expat Mamasita 5 years ago from Slovakia

      My garden is only big enough for the little red truck! Excellent lens though :-)

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      You have all sorts of good wagon possibilities here. I am going to check them out.