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This is a very sturdy 4 foot by 4 foot canvas cloth that has reinforced edges and handles on the four corners. Spread the cloth on the ground next to the bed where you are working, throw weeds, prunings, whole plants, etc. onto the cloth, and walk away with it when you are done, leaving sidewalk, lawn, or path free of mud and mess. It really makes composting easy and fast when there is not so much picking things up, just dragging away. They have been in daily use in our research garden since we discovered them--especially on terrain too steep for a wheelbarrow or cart. Lay a board on the edge and rake leaves straight onto it. The cloth can also be used for carrying firewood, and even adapted to make a nice strong baby carrier.
"I never seem to live anywhere a cart is usable, and I hate wheelbarrows. Working in my garden, I've hauled everything from straw bales to gravel with the help of Burden Cloths. Iíve been using them for about 20 years, and have the patio (3x3í) and farm (5x5í) sizes right now."
"As opposed to a tarp or burlap, the Burden Cloth has one-inch-wide stout cotton webbing double-sewn around the entire edge of the cloth, adding strength and durability. Burlap just isnít as sturdy as the material used in Burden Cloth. At the corners, the webbing comes out and forms a loop before continuing onto the next side. The loops are probably 6 to 8 inches in radius; you can custom order them larger. I get the recycled cloth option (canvas is available for a little more), and they always come in interesting colors or patterns." - Gani Ruthellen, Cool Tools Blog
4í X 4í
APPROX WEIGHT: 1.388 lbs.