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My URSA cart came!

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  • My URSA cart came!

    Nothing like driving up to the house to see a BIG box with your name on it! Ordered the Ursa cart to deal with manure until I can get my composting bins emptied and it arrived in 3 days! AND I think I can sneak home early today to assemble it, wheee! Christmas fun on the farm!
    Click here before you buy.

  • #2
    What is an URSA cart, have you put it together yet and more important, how about some pictures?


    • #3
      Okay, I found the Ursa site and those do look pretty cool. When you say it is to deal with manure until you get the compost bins emptied, do you mean because it will be easier to dump (so you can pile it higher) or ??? I'll be curious how easy it is to dump that thing as it looks like you'd have to lift all the weight with one hand...let us know how that works out. I like the looks of it for towing behind the mower when I clean the pastures - better than the rinky dink metal one we use now.


      • Original Poster

        I normally empty my compost bins before the snow flies, because in the winter we have to take off the bucket on the tractor so the snowblower can go on. This year we got an early 18" of snow and the blower had to go on before I got a chance to empty the bins. When the bins are empty I just use a wheelbarrow or muck bucket for daily stall cleaning. They hold about six weeks' worth, morein the winter as I can't pick up all the poop that's out in the snow.

        So now it's too icy to empty them, although we may try next week, and plan B when the bins are full is to haul the manure about 200' away to where I keep my pile of finished compost for giving away. I can compost it in the spring. But that's WAY too far to push a wheelbarrow so I needed something that could hold a few days' worth of poop and could be hauled behind our ATV.

        The Ursa wagon got my vote and I'm psyched to start using it!
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        • #5
          It's an old thread, but any updates available from anyone who has actually used the Ursa Wagon? I'm looking at various models right now, trying to decide what to get. My new farm came with a shed for hay that is in the most inconvenient place possible, and I will probably be hauling bales of hay out of it all winter long, across about 100 feet of yard. Ruled out an Agri-fab wagon that looks cool but is two wheeled and you lift the front. Looking otherwise at Gorilla, EZ cart, googling around ... and the Ursa has really caught my eye.

          Specifically - how does Ursa do with 1-2 bales of hay?
          I've never understood the insult calling a person a "fruitbat." It's not much of an insult to the person. More often than not, the person’s behavior proves it to be more of an insult to the fruitbat!


          • #6
            The gorilla cart is cheaper and looks heavier duty. But yes, you have to dump it. I have one and use it to store one to two bales of hay for daily use. I would not want to use it for manure but that's me. I am also not in love with it being pulled behind a truck
            Shoulders back, hands down, leg ON!



            • #7
              Thanks! In my case, my cart would need to be used for both hay and manure, so the gorilla cart with mesh base & sides isn't too appealing. I don't have stalls, so no daily mucking with poo and shavings, but will have a sacrificce paddock area to keep clean.
              I've never understood the insult calling a person a "fruitbat." It's not much of an insult to the person. More often than not, the person’s behavior proves it to be more of an insult to the fruitbat!


              • #8
                I actually really like my Gorilla cart for manure picking/hauling/disposing. I'm on small acreage and have mean trash guys who I'm exacting revenge on by filling my leave-at-the-street cans with manure for the time being.

                I pick directly into the Gorilla cart that is being towed behind whatever vehicle I'm in, pile it high, drive over to my regular sized wheelie trashcan and use a good old superfork type pitchfork to scoop it from the cart into the trashcan. I'm not going to say it's super perfect, but it gets the job done. Cool thing with the Gorilla cart is that I can lay one of those big cans down on its side and dump the cart carefully into the can. That was a fun find. I recommend doing it on a hill.
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                • #9
                  ^^ yep, that Gorilla 1200 is one I just found today and was going to give it a try. Can't be too sure what justifies another $200+ for the Ursa when the basic specs on this gorilla heavy duty and the ursa are so similar. Thanks everyone!
                  I've never understood the insult calling a person a "fruitbat." It's not much of an insult to the person. More often than not, the person’s behavior proves it to be more of an insult to the fruitbat!


                  • #10
                    OMG ... My Gorilla 1200 came yesterday. It's freakin' HUGE!!! It's 80lbs by itself, and big enough to probably fit 4 hay bales easily, not that I'd be able to pull it by hand with that much weight. Methinks I'm gonna have to hitch up one of the horses to pull it for me. :-)

                    Normally I like big, and I absolutely did read the measurements before buying, but I guess I just didn't quite comprehend it until it got here. Guess I'm gonna still go ahead and buy a regular old wheel barrow for every day poop duty, and this monster can help me when I need to tote hay around.

                    (Since the original thread was about ursa carts, I will say that I decided against the ursa cart primarily because of price.)
                    I've never understood the insult calling a person a "fruitbat." It's not much of an insult to the person. More often than not, the person’s behavior proves it to be more of an insult to the fruitbat!


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ladymcts View Post
                      Normally I like big, and I absolutely did read the measurements before buying, but I guess I just didn't quite comprehend it until it got here. Guess I'm gonna still go ahead and buy a regular old wheel barrow for every day poop duty, and this monster can help me when I need to tote hay around.
                      I LOVE my Rubbermaid yard carts for poop duty. And Home Depot just lowered the price