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Toolmonger has featured collapsible carts, dumping carts, and a stool with wheels; now here’s a battery-powered self-propelled cart.  At only $300, this Neuton cart costs a lot less than a riding mower and a trailer.

I sometimes get the feeling that with tools like this I’m trying to compensate for not having big tools.  Then I remind myself of something tool guys across the world should all know:  Whether the reason is money or space, not having a big tool is ok, even normal — there’s no need for big-tool envy.

Garden Cart [Neuton]
Street Pricing [Google Products]

 

4 Responses to A Cart With Drive

  1. Brau says:

    For people with disabilities who cannot lift weight but need to move, gardening can be very beneficial. Nice to see the makers thought ahead enough to put three wheels on it negating the need to lift. I would imagine a lot of older folk would find this very useful for occasional tasks.

  2. Patrick says:

    Brau –

    I think you bring up a great point about this tool and some others we’ve seen. I’d like to see an interesting editorial/discussion on some tool adaptations for people with disabilities – I’m teaching two blind children woodworking currently, and finding/adapting projects for their use has been an interesting and at times difficult proposition. Like to hear from other toolmongers what they have done to get around a disability.

  3. David Bryan says:

    I’ve got ankylosing spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis. My spine and ribs are fused, my hips and knees are shot, my right hand’s trashed, and my shoulders are frozen. I can’t raise my arms over my head or look up and I still like wiring houses, among a whole lot of other things. I look for leverage and reach in tools, ways to make things happen from a bit more distance than you’d expect you’d have to, and ways to use what little strength I have left most effectively. I have to be a lot more patient about everything I do, because everything is difficult, and usually painful. But if you want to bad enough, you find out there’s a way to do most things you need to do. I’m lucky enough to get good help every once in a while, too. Things like this wheelbarrow can be pretty handy.

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