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Rolling Platform To Plant,Weed or Pick Strawberries
I'm 74 and made this rolling platform to plant, weed or pick strawberries and to work on other crops. It's a single wheel platform that mounts alongside a bicycle, attaching to the wheel hubs. Construction is all metal and it folds flat for storage in 5 min. Steering is limited to keep it straight on the row and there's a brake that can be set on sloping ground. The outrigger wheel can be adjusted for narrow or wide rows. One or two containers can be carried next to the seat with plants or to haul weeds to the end of the row.
The person in the photo is disabled and only has use of one arm and partial use of one leg. Thanks to the umbrella, he stays comfortable on the hottest days or when it gets showery. I'd be willing to supply plans to build it. No welding necessary. (Wilf Higginson, Rt. 2, Box 7, Smithers, B. C. VOH 2NO Canada)


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1994 - Volume #18, Issue #3