Behold the "Maytip Wagon".
It is a wagon originally made to be attached to the rear end of a typical riding lawn mower.
I do not have a riding mower.
Based on my observations as I ride through suburbia, I firmly believe that riding mowers are silly and lead to obesity. The evidence on a Saturday morning in spring is overwhelming.
My parents hire someone to cut their grass these days, so they don't have a need for mowers or wagons.
On a recent job day at my parent's house, Mom said, "Just put that old wagon out by the curb, someone will take it.".
To which I replied, "That someone is ME!"
The American made red wagon is old, but solidly built, and since I am without a wheelbarrow presently, I took it home.
Back at PFHQ, behind the barn, a set of old wheels from a long dead push mower sat quietly rusting away, just waiting for a moment like this.
I had salvaged them years ago when the mower they belonged to finally died ... after years of abuse here at mower purgatory.
It just seemed a shame to throw them away ... I had imagined they might be attached to a chicken tractor or a home-made canoe hauler, but those things never happened.
Last week, I had a ton of oak leaves to rake up and take to the garden, so I needed a hauling device and I needed it quick.
I slid the axle of the old lawnmower wheel assembly into the space between the tongue and the hitch.
Then I cut a bit of scrap wood, drilled a whole in it and bolted it in place to hold the axle secure.
I hauled leaves, rocks, 'nanner plants, and soil with it.
I need to counterweight it just a little in the front so it's not so fond of tipping backwards.
There's a set of lead weights I found in the woods a few years ago just sitting collecting dust behind the barn ... this could be their moment to shine.