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#1 freedhardwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted September 30, 2013 - 09:57 AM

Do you bend over, squat down, get on your knees, sit on a bucket, etc?

 

I've done all of the above and I want a better way. I'm thinking about building a narrow, low cart that can hold me and a big bucket.


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Posted September 30, 2013 - 10:04 AM

I usually send my Daughters out to pick ours!! :rolling:

 

 

Honestly, I bend or squat to pick them, trading back and forth.


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Posted September 30, 2013 - 10:08 AM

I just let the wife do it. She just bends and picks. Your idea sounds very good. A 4 wheel cart that holds you and your harvest sounds like a back and time saving tool. As I think of it, a tractor seat mounted on a swivel would make it even more versitile for many kinds of planting and harvesting duties. I look forward to your pictures. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted September 30, 2013 - 10:28 AM

Having a seat will require a wider row.



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Posted September 30, 2013 - 10:38 AM

I would like to try this first but might be handy , it sits low and might be easier to use

 

http://bse.wisc.edu/...s_html/cart.htm


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Posted September 30, 2013 - 10:49 AM

I flip a coin; Delmonte or Green Giant.



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Posted September 30, 2013 - 01:35 PM

I would like to try this first but might be handy , it sits low and might be easier to use

 

http://bse.wisc.edu/...s_html/cart.htm

That looks like a good idea. Bet a little looking at garge sales or thrift stores would pick up an old wheelchair to convert for very little expense. As for myself We have gone to the Cattle panels and Pole beans and I had posted pictures earlier in the season.

http://gardentractor...the-beans-peas/


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Posted September 30, 2013 - 04:36 PM

Might be kind of huge but it's a thought. http://www.resilient...in-a-p-machine/


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Posted September 30, 2013 - 04:50 PM

Having a seat will require a wider row

Well!! How do you know how big my seat is. :D

 

I was thinking of a "cow catcher" of some kind on the front to lift and guide the bean plants by my cart.

I would like to try this first but might be handy , it sits low and might be easier to use

 

http://bse.wisc.edu/...s_html/cart.htm

That is a good design for sitting over your rows. I'm thinking about sitting between rows almost on the ground.

I flip a coin; Delmonte or Green Giant.

That's cheating. :D

I usually send my Daughters out to pick ours!! :rolling:

I just let the wife do it.

So is that. :D

A 4 wheel cart that holds you and your harvest sounds like a back and time saving tool. As I think of it, a tractor seat mounted on a swivel would make it even more versitile for many kinds of planting and harvesting duties. I look forward to your pictures. Good Luck, Rick

I'm still thinking on this idea. All suggestions are welcome.

Might be kind of huge but it's a thought. http://www.resilient...in-a-p-machine/

That is really close to what I have in mind except mine won't be nearly that fancy.


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Posted September 30, 2013 - 05:07 PM

I remember a variety of bush bean that is known for having the beans up on top to make it easier to pick them. But I can't remember the name.

 

By the way, I grew climbing runner beans this year for the first time. Terrible! They were tough and chewy.


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Posted September 30, 2013 - 05:28 PM

I had several "wise" answers, but the wife said to be nice.  How about one of these?  Rick

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Posted September 30, 2013 - 06:08 PM

I had several "wise" answers, but the wife said to be nice.  How about one of these?  Rick


Now your talking!! there is a farmer about 30 miles east of here who grows many acres of asparagus, that he sells through the Hy-Vee grocery store chain in Iowa, and several surounding states. He has what he calls his asparagus buggy that looks something like the second picture. He modified a Snapper Comet to get himself down where he could cut without a lot of stooping.

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Posted September 30, 2013 - 06:08 PM

I had several "wise" answers, but the wife said to be nice.  How about one of these?  Rick

The last pic is sort of what I had in mind.

 

Wise answers are how others learn to be smart.....................................................alecks. :rolling:



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Posted October 03, 2013 - 07:59 AM

I flip a coin; Delmonte or Green Giant.

not me, they have nothing on fresh beans!!



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Posted October 03, 2013 - 08:18 AM

I plow, disc,till, plant, cultivate/weed....the wife or mom does the picking


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