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debi_z
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 26, 2004
12:49 PM

Post #819456

gotta check this out folks. it has a padded seat and back rest, which also raises and lowers with a lever (like an office chair) from 17" to 20". this seat also swivels 360 degrees! two 7 " pneumatic tires, so they don't sink into the soft earth. only $19.99 i know many of you are looking for something just like this.
http://www.onestopgardens.com/osg/taf/Displayitem_os.taf?itemnumber=90473

they had a few other interesting items too including a:
a leaf snatcher rake
"No more bending down! Smooth push-pull action scoops leaves and holds them firmly until you release them. Cut yard cleanup time in half.
Rugged PVC coated steel construction with high-impact tines
62''L x 21''W
Collapsible for easy storage " $9.99
http://www.onestopgardens.com/osg/taf/displayitem_os.taf?Itemnumber=46363

have fun!
debi z
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 26, 2004
6:20 PM

Post #819778

That stool is awesome -- We'd have to go on a crash diet before getting one, though! ;) I've seen rakes similar to that, but that looks like it would be a little stronger.

kooger

kooger
Oostburg, WI
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2004
1:31 PM

Post #917521

same problem here gw - like a little bigger ('scuse me, smaller!) cushion of error. Sure looks interesting tho!
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2004
5:50 PM

Post #917742

Cushion of error...ROTF (help! I'm laughing and I can't get up!)
Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2004
5:53 AM

Post #921964

Debi Z, This pneumatic garden stool looks exactly what I need now if There is just a way to stop it. Any suggestions? My garden is on a slope and I am afraid I couldn't stop it. I wrote to Harbor Freight and asked them. Will let you know what they say.

Thanks. Jeanette
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 23, 2004
6:00 AM

Post #921968

I wouldn't think it would be too hard to put in some sort of lever with a catch - something which would act as a wheelstop. I bet if you posted a picture on the handyman forum, someone would have an idea. There's quite a few engineering minds at DG, I've found!
Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2004
11:37 PM

Post #922965

Thanks Gardenwife, I'll try that. Another thing, when I clicked on Debi's link the picture came up with the $19.99. Then I went back after thinking about it and now it is $24.99. I wrote and asked them but didn't get an answer yet. I am sure I will though.

I asked about suggestions for controling it and she wrote back and said she didn't know but suggested I write to their tech department which I did. We'll see. Jeanette
Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

June 24, 2004
12:45 AM

Post #923025

Gardenwife,

Did you post to Handyman? I don't know how to do that. I see a reference to it at the top of this thread but it doesn't do anything when I click on it. Jeanette

kooger

kooger
Oostburg, WI
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2004
2:13 AM

Post #923161

Not gw but maybe I can help - click on Preferences in the 'About You' section of your 'Jnette's Menu' box (right side of screen). Then click on 'Forums' in the shaded box on the left side of your screen. Scroll down till you see 'Handyman' and then click the box to put a check in it. That will add it to your 'Watched' list. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on 'Submit' and you now have the 'Handyman forum' in your watched list. Click on it and ask your question.
handhelpers
Coopersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 24, 2004
2:37 AM

Post #923216

how do you get from one place to another? pushing with both feet?
Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

August 3, 2004
3:24 AM

Post #982472

Debi Z

I really appreciate your info on the scoot from "One stop Gardens". I have tried to order one of these from them several times but, either I am weird and can't figure out their site, or their site is not working right. I even sent them emails several times and they do not answer.

Tomorrow I will try to call them. There is a phone number for them I found tonight.

I called the local "Harbor Freight" who they get the product from and they could not tell me if they had one in their store. When I say local, I am talking about 90 miles away.

I am getting thoroughly frustrated with this outfit. It really does look like something that might work for me. Jeanette
debi_z
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 3, 2004
9:42 AM

Post #982775

jnette, i sure hope you have some luck finding this. let me iknow how you like it?
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 3, 2004
9:45 AM

Post #982777

There's a garden scoot for sale at eBay. Is this price competitive? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=3186&item=4312285213&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW
melvatoo
Denton, TX
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2004
10:19 AM

Post #982780

That is high! I paid about $50.00 for mine and it sure looks the same to me, as the one that I have. I don't think there was any assembly with mine, it just came out of the box (I could be forgetting that part)

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gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 3, 2004
7:30 PM

Post #983625

I couldn't remember who paid what for these - thought that seller's price seemed high.
melvatoo
Denton, TX
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2004
7:35 PM

Post #983640

And did you look at the shipping? $24.95!! Wow!
Ponditis
Lincoln City, OR
(Zone 9a)

August 5, 2004
5:33 AM

Post #986627

I have looked and drooled over these at Harbor Freight but they don't have any way of me getting up after I get down. Jeanette, if you want I can go to Harbor Freight and get one for you and send it. LMK before Saturday because that is when we will be near that store. I could ship on Monday or Tuesday for you.

Welcome to DG Jeanette. I hadn't seen you posting before that I can remember. Of course I don't have the best memory either. lol

Lani
Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

August 5, 2004
6:20 AM

Post #986662

Debi Z, thanks for the heads up on the pneumatic garden stool. I kept trying to order one from these people but their ordering procedure was not the most user friendly or else I am just plain stupid.

Anyway, I kept at it and finally got one ordered tonight. I hope I am going to like it as well as I think I am.

Thanks again. Jeanette
debi_z
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 9, 2004
11:37 AM

Post #993174

i hope so too jeanette, let us know the pro's and cons.
debi z
Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

August 19, 2004
9:17 PM

Post #1009889

Hi Debi,

Well, I recieved my pneumatic garden stool today and was very disppointed. The heighth they quoted was not the heighth of the seat. It was the heighth of the back of the seat. Remember, it has a padded seat.

The actual seat was at maximum heighth 14 1/2" and at the low, 11 3/4". Those are their figures in the instruction pamphlet that came with it. Even if I were able to get up off of it, it was very sloppy. Not steady at all.

I feel very bad about it because I was looking forward to using it.

Thanks, anyway. Maybe next one will work. Jeanette
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 19, 2004
9:25 PM

Post #1009899

What a bummer. This is good information to know, though. They really need to be more clear on their specs!
debi_z
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 20, 2004
9:40 AM

Post #1010564

oh how frustrating for you jeanette. well, we'll all keep a look out for something else.
anomina
Bradenton, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 6, 2005
8:46 PM

Post #1452831

i just ordered my pneumatic garden stool from harbor freight. no problem whatsoever, $24.95 plus $7.99 shipping, ugh. however, now that someone said the rise is from 11 and something inches to 14 and something inches, i'm not sure i can get up off it either. i will see, won't i. perhaps modifications can be made. also my weight might be a factor with it. i hope it works, i need it.
twiggybuds
Moss Point, MS
(Zone 8b)

May 7, 2005
7:55 AM

Post #1453702

I saw this last year and just had to have it. It was just as jnett said and I was sick with anger and disappointment. It's too low, very unstable and completely useless. I sent mine out with the trash. I could have bought some nice plants with that money. Now I'm holding my breath for the mail to run tomorrow. I got an old fashioned walker with a seat from Ebay. It has four 8" wheels and the seat looks higher than the newer ones. I'm going to mount a large basket on it. It was $59 with the shipping. Please pray for me because if this doesn't work, I will probably have to go to the hospital. If it does work, I may die of excessive joy.
Ponditis
Lincoln City, OR
(Zone 9a)

May 9, 2005
7:42 AM

Post #1457294

twigg,

I am praying that it is perfect for you and you won't have to go to the hospital. I also don't want you to die of joy so I am praying that your joy will be full but not kill ya cause that would be the PITS.

Lani
debi_z
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 16, 2005
2:22 PM

Post #1473623

lani your the best! :-)
Ponditis
Lincoln City, OR
(Zone 9a)

May 25, 2005
12:55 PM

Post #1495948

Thanks Debi.

I am wondering how the walker turned out for twigg. I hope it was perfect for her/him and that twigg is happily out weeding these days.

Lani
Tplant
Pembroke Pines, FL
(Zone 10a)

October 21, 2005
11:29 PM

Post #1830030

If ya'll are still looking for a scooter may I suggest the one that melvato suggested? I can vouch for it for I weigh 300 lbs and disabled and scoot around on this unit with the greatest of ease. It is available at www.GrowersSupply.com for $69.95. I've seen it with other suppliers for almost $100.00 so if you still don't have something you should try this.
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

November 28, 2007
10:44 PM

Post #4240408

Anyone want to add new input to this discussion? I've been using the plastic kind and need to replace it. Thanks!
cooksterann
Richmond, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 29, 2009
4:26 PM

Post #6754001

hi everyone,i was on the other nite looking for the garden scooter and i thought there was one that held up to a 100 pounds person now i cannot fine it just the one for 300 pound personcan any one help me with a name and phone number thank you.
cooksterann
Richmond, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2009
1:51 AM

Post #6756378

sorry was suppose to hold a 400 # person sorry
Tplant
Pembroke Pines, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 30, 2009
2:48 PM

Post #6758420

The only one that is any good is the Garden Scooter from Gardeners Supply. It is about $79 plus shipping but it is strong and comfortable with a large adjustable tractor seat.

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