Wednesday, August 14, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS IT'S A DEERE


Here was my surprise anniversary gift over the weekend.  I know, I know, who knew a utility cart could be an awesome gift? But it is!  This is the John Deere 10P "Utility Cart".  It's designed to be hooked up to the back of my Big Green Zen Machine (i.e. mower).  This will be an asset for doing things around the property.


It has a carrying/hauling capacity of 600 lbs!  It has slots on the edge for railing and slots inside for dividers.   I'm thinking of figuring out some way to carry water tanks to make it easier to water the trees and (future) landscaping that are far away from the length of the hose and faucet.




And here's the best part.  It's a DUMP truck!  You get your stuff to where you want it, you push a lever with your foot and it tilts back and dumps out whatever you have it loaded with.  This will be a nice feature when loaded with dirt, compost, rocks, wood or whatever.

OK, I couldn't resist this photo.
You suppose the cart could handle highway speeds?  Kidding!
(warning, do not try this at home)


28 comments:

Annie*s Granny said...

LOL, I DARE you! That combination of red car and green cart would be cute carrying packages down the highway at Christmas. With you in a Santa hat, of course :-D

jaz@octoberfarm said...

what a great gift!

kymber said...

1st Man - happy anniversary! what anniversary is it? that cart is wicked-awesome and i can't let jambaloney see it or he will start crying like a girl - bhahahahahah! but you are going to get a ton of use out of that thing - enjoy!

your friend,
kymber

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

LOL!!

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

Awww! Happy Anniversary!! I love the garden cart. It is the perfect gift. I can't wait to see lots of action shots of you hauling and dumping stuff with your awesome new toy...err gift. Hehe

Sandy said...

1st Man,

Happy Anniversary!!! Congrats on the J.D. utility cart. I dare you to hook this cart to your vehicle and drive on a TX highway. You know those troopers don't have the sense of humor we all have.

Enjoy, this cart will come in handy on your property. I have the cart, just need the driving mower............

Joani said...

Happy Anniversary. Awesome looking cart. Use it with joy!

DFW said...

Happy Anniversary. Love the cart!

Linda said...

That looks very handy...and pretty, and shiny, and new.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Sure beats a necktie for usefulness. Put a faucet connection on a plastic 55 gal barrel and use it to water your trees. Barrels have a threaded tap, just get reducer down to faucet size. Have fun.

AKPonyGirl said...

Jeffers Livestock has a water bladder designed to fit in a wheelbarrow. It should wok well for you.

1st Man said...

ONLY a Santa Hat? Granny!!!!!!

Oh, wait, oh, ok, I got it.... :-)

1st Man said...

It was definitely well thought out, ha. Thanks!

1st Man said...

It will come in handy in ways I'm sure I can't even imagine yet. Please keep the pic away from J, between him and this and you and the sink which shall not be named, I need to be careful on what I post, LOL. :-)

1st Man said...

OOPS!!! 14th Anniversary! Way back in the last century, 1999! Ha.

Annie*s Granny said...

That's up to you, but I expect pictures :-D

kymber said...

buddy - you need to keep a list of all the things that you can't post about anymore! i told jam about the cart - he lost his nuts and i don't think he will regain them so no more pics or stories about the cart. and i am just hanging on after all the pics of the sink. you need to think more about your readers buddy - bahahahahahahah!

much love to you and 2nd man on your 14th anniversary. all of our very best being sent your way on such an anniversary!!! we send you sooo much looove! your friends,
kymber and jambaloney

1st Man said...

It's ok, it can be a toy, ha. The hard part is going to be getting it dirty for the first time, and the second and the third...but by the fourth or fifth I probably won't care, ha. Thanks!!

1st Man said...

Thank you!! That's very kind of you. Oh, that would be funny huh? But you're right, those troopers are a bit serious, ha.

This will most definitely come in handy, I can't wait to use it. So you have the cart before the horse? Ha. Hope you get your mower soon!

1st Man said...

Thanks, yes, joy. And sweat. And sore muscles. But it's all good, right?

1st Man said...

THANK YOU! Isn't it great? I can't wait!

1st Man said...

My thoughts exactly...pretty, shiny, new, and I don't want to mess it up. But that will wear off soon enough, ha.

1st Man said...

OOOH, good idea! Could I pick up a 55 gal barrel full of water though? Sounds heavy, ha. Of course I suppose it doesn't have to be FULL, LOL. Thanks!!

1st Man said...

A water bladder? I never heard of that. That sounds awesome too!!! I'll go check them out. Thank you!

George Booth said...

You could always put the barrel in the cart empty, then fill it up from a water hose before taking it to water the trees!

George Booth said...

Happy anniversary, 1st Man! Steve and I will have our 7th anniversary the 23rd of September, so we're halfway behind ya! Hope you enjoy your cart, and if you water that little red car, think it'll turn into a farm truck? :-D Love my F-150, you should consider getting one! GREAT for hauling all kinds of yard and farm equipment! Couldn't live without my truck!
- George

1st Man said...

YAY FOR YOU TOO!!! Congrats (a bit early) to you both!

LOL about watering the car. I wish it would work that way, ha. Oh we will DEFINITELY get a farm truck at some point. Right now, since we are at the farm part time, we don't need it quite yet. 2nd Man has a big Jeep SUV and we use that for the big stuff and we use my Fiat for the quick trips there since it gets the great gas mileage, ha. But we definitely want a farm truck that we can actually just leave out there. Eventually, we will. And I lean toward an F150 (would love to have an old school one with a retro feel, ha).

Gammy Tammy said...

Ahhh, congrats on 14 years! I'm with you... I love practical gifts. Can't wait to see pics of you using it around the farm.

Enjoy!
Tammy