How to make your Pullit
Every body needs help in the garden now and then. Here is an easy to make and use helper for all kinds of chores. Here are instructions to turn a plastic sled into a device that can be used to easily pull heavy or awkward items across your yard. We call these a Pullit or Pullits for plural.
We have used it to move everything from bags of soil to heavy boulders. It works, costs just a few dollars and stores easily. The directions are simple to follow and are included below.
We use a disc or toboggan shaped plastic snow sled. They can be bought new or if you are lucky you might find one in a thrift shop or garage sale.
New sleds can be purchased on line at many sites like Amazon, or sport shops.
They come in various colors, styles and prices.
If you find a sled with holes for the pull rope that is a good way to start. If the handles are raised off the sled, then you will not need to drill at all. But, it is easy to drill.
No hard and fast rules for holes – one or two for each rope works just fine. Just make sure the hole is large enough to easily pull the rope through.
If you use plastic rope or cord, melt the end of the rope so it does not unravel.
Be very careful and use gloves. The melted plastic is very hot and will burn your fingers.
The Pullit is easy to make and easy to use. The side tie downs are optional but help to stabilize large loads.
Our Garden Club made these in two hours and had a great time on the project.
Send us photos of your Pullit in action. Send to outreach @ accessiblegardens.org (Please remove spaces)