Re: [gardeners] looking for opinions

George Shirley (
Thu, 02 Aug 2001 05:56:29 -0500

Garden Way, aka Troybilt, has just declared bankruptcy. Don't know if they will survive or not but
hope they do. I bought a tiller from them in either 1964 or 1965 and it is still running as good as
it ever did. My daughter uses it now.


Bargyla Rateaver wrote:
> I have a REAL reply for you. Many years ago I bought from Troybilt, I think,
> the cart they advertised. No, I don't think I bought it, I think it was one of
> the several items they GAVE me when I was teaching the
> first-course-in-the-world on organic method--along with many other gifts I
> received from them and other companies.
> But I want to say, whether I got it as a gift or not, it has been just
> marvelous, like everything else I was given. I am still using it, it is
> strong, the wheels are excellent, I have used it for anything and everything,
> rocks, sand, dirt, heavy or awkward things===I just LOVE it. I don't see
> Troybilt ads any more--has that company died? But I am so grateful to them for
> all the things with which they showered me.
> =========
> Sherryl Fawx wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > I finally have a real yard to garden in, and it needs a lot of work (or
> > rather, remedial care.  Is it really work when you're having fun?)  I have
> > basic tools, but I'm looking for a cart of some sort to move stuff like
> > soil or compost around.  So I'd like to get your opinion on what works for
> > you and why, if possible.  Is one type easier on your back or knees?  Has
> > another broken down in only a year or 2?  I have no kids, so I can't just
> > borrow their little red wagon.  I'd appreciate any comments.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Sherryl
> > Northern California, USDA zone 9b
> --
> Bargyla Rateaver