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Avocado cart

Post by Stevenloan » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:52 am

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Hi everybody! What do you call the kind of cart that the man in the picture uses to deliver avocado boxes?

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan
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Post by gdwdwrkr » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:47 am

hand-truck
dolly
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Post by trolley » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:33 am

Often called a hand-truck or two-wheeler, usually it's called a "dolly" around here. I'd never even wondered why until I typed that answer...The Word Detective explains... http://www.word-detective.com/2011/03/dolly/
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Post by gdwdwrkr » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:01 am

My old wood-stove man helped me to move some wood-stoves using a power-assisted dolly like the one pictured here:
https://www.digitalbuyer.com/wesco-univ ... %20-%20All
....An amazing piece of equipment.
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Post by tony h » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:03 pm

I had never heard the term "dolly". In my life they have always been sack-barrows.

There have been some clever enhancements to sack barrows. One of my favourites incorporates a winding handle to, once you have arrived at your destination, lift the sack up so that it was on a level with a cart or working level.

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Post by BonnieL » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:02 pm

My dad called a flat wheeled thing a dolly (the kind to help you go under cars & in crawl spaces), but the one Steven pictured a hand truck. I use a hand truck to haul 50-lb feed bags - wish I had a contraption to hold them upright & more easily dump them into the feed barrels.
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Post by BonnieL » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:04 pm

trolley wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:33 am
Often called a hand-truck or two-wheeler, usually it's called a "dolly" around here. I'd never even wondered why until I typed that answer...The Word Detective explains... http://www.word-detective.com/2011/03/dolly/
Any word on how Evan is doing?
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Post by tony h » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:25 pm

BonnieL wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:02 pm
I use a hand truck to haul 50-lb feed bags - wish I had a contraption to hold them upright & more easily dump them into the feed barrels.
I used to have one like this (except it didn't have the height extension)
http://www.teknion.co.uk/challenger-ld1 ... sack-truck
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Post by gdwdwrkr » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:26 pm

Occasionally I'll hear an old-timer call it a bag-wagon.
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Post by trolley » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:08 am

We call those four-wheeled ones that car mechanics use "creepers"
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Re: Avocado cart

Post by Stevenloan » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:06 am

I would like to thank you all very very much for your answers. I really appreciate it.

StevenLoan
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