The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening Tools, Equipment and Buildings
Chapter: Chapter 5: Machines and Machinery

Wheelbarrow ladder

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1904. The portable wheelbarrow-ladder (fig. 511.) combines a wheelbarrow and a ladder. Half the ladder (a) may either remain on the barrow frame (b), where it will serve, by its pressure, to keep down any light bulky matters, such as pea haulms; or it may be removed altogether by withdrawing the bolt (c c). A man standing on the third step, and holding with one hand by what forms the tram of the barrow, may easily gather fruit or flowers at the height of ten or twelve feet from the ground. (Gard. Mag., vol. ii. p. 66.)