Speaking Of Washing…

I recently spent a few days at my daughter’s place in Gladstone and had the pleasure of hearing the story behind her ‘4-wheel-drive’ washing trolley.

Apparently, it started a long time ago when my daughter complained to her (plumber) husband about the washing trolley. It seems the traditional model was not capable of tearing across the paddock to the clothesline down the back, with a full load of clean washing, at the rapid speed that was called for when the housekeeper/office-manager/mother/wife was in a desperate hurry to get the job done. On more than one occasion, it seems the clean washing ended up on the grass, with basket and trolley on top, as another bump in the road caused an overturn.

No remedy was suggested until the day the plumber/husband/father was asked to put the washing out and was also in a big hurry. You’ve probably guessed by now that the clean washing ‘ended up on the grass, with the basket and trolley on top, as another bump in the road caused an overturn’.

So, the caring plumber/husband/father set about designing an alternative; something that could handle those bumps in the road, at great speed, to arrive at the clothesline with clean washing intact.

This is the result…

The 4-wheel-drive model: now that's what I call a washing trolley

The 4-wheel-drive model: now that’s what I call a washing trolley

A little heavy on the steering, but guaranteed not to overturn – in fact – you couldn’t tip it over if you tried, given the weight of it.

A job well done….    Good on you Andy!

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