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Hi guys,<p>This sounds stupid to me, but I thought it's worth a try and want to ask some experts first.<p>I recently purchased a huge playset and rubber mulch for the two boys, finally finished constructing the playset, the next hardest part is getting the rubber mulch to the playset area. <p>The mulch comes in seven bags, each weighing 2100 lbs. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> I'm desperate and trying to find the easiest way to move this mulch. The distance between the mulch and the playset is ~70' <p>Okay, here's the dumb question, can I use the tow eyelet to pull the bag into the play area without damaging the car? and no I don't have a tow hitch. It would be great if I can get a fork lift. I tried putting the mulch into a wheel barrel, after 10 trips with a wheel barrel, I didn't even make a dent in the bag. <p>Any advice? Thanks!
 

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Re: Using the tow eyelet (reinnie)

I would personally leave the car alone... <p>Do you have a riding lawn tractor by any chance?<p>And how big are these bags? Just curious (size wise)
 

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Re: Using the tow eyelet (vivek9856)

Hi V, it's about 4' by 4' and 6' high and no lawn tractor, but that's a great idea. I might be able to get one.
 

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Re: Using the tow eyelet (reinnie)

The eyelet is supposed to be strong enough to pull your 4000 Lbs car, so you should be fine. Just go really slow.
 

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Re: Using the tow eyelet (gascos80)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gascos80</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The eyelet is supposed to be strong enough to pull your 4000 Lbs car, so you should be fine. Just go really slow.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's how I feel. The S80 was towed using that into a flat bed.
 

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But do you have room to navigate your car around your yard?<p>And each bag is that big! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0"> Or all of the bags are collectively that big!<p>I guess you could use the eyelet, as gascos said - it is strong enough to pull the car. But if this is in your yard, you might end up tearing up your grass, and if you loose traction while pulling that much weight, you may wreak havoc on your AWD system. The S80 may have AWD, but its not a 4x4. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p><br>I know after hurricanes Katrina and Gustav, my dad and I cut up some HEAVY trees with the saw and had to take them from the back yard to the front yard (I dunno - 300 feet +?), and we first used our lawn mower (riding kind) with a small trailer that can hitch to the tractor, and it towed fine. Then we borrowed our neighbor's ATV, which worked much better! So maybe you can find a mower or an ATV and use that instead?
 

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Re: Using the tow eyelet (vivek9856)

Yes, I do have enough room to navigate in my backyard, but ATV is a great idea. As for the yard I thought about laying down a few card board boxes and hopefully the bag will slide better on cardboard than grass and less damage.
 

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Well, if you can use your car to tow it, I guess you could go ahead and do it. But if I were you, I would shy away from that because I don't think your car will have good enough traction to pull that much weight over grass, and you will have wheel slippage, and the AWD will kick in, and you may damage that. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0"><p>If I recall, you have an XC90 too. Or did you get rid of that? Maybe shoveling the mulch into the bed of the XC and driving that over would be a better idea.
 

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Re: Using the tow eyelet (vivek9856)

You could always pay someone (like a gardener) to do it for you. Your back might appreciate that too. Considering what those swing sets cost, this should be cheap.
 

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Re: Using the tow eyelet (Freeworld)

Thank Jay! That's exactly what I did today. I asked my landscaper guy if they can do it, charged me only $100! what a bargain! Saved my back too.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>reinnie</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thank Jay! That's exactly what I did today. I asked my landscaper guy if they can do it, charged me only $100! what a bargain! Saved my back too.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Great! $100 is nothing for that much work!<p>After the hurricanes here, the tree service people all were price gouging (I'm talking like $1K per tree and stuff), so my dad and I cut all the fallen trees and hauled them to our front yard, and man, I don't think I've ever been so tired in my life. It was like 8 hours a day working in the hot, humid misty weather, cutting trees, tying them up, hauling them to the front, and repeating! Then after all that work, going to the house to find its hot in there too, because we had no power and just had lots of fans. At least we had ice! <p>Speaking of those times - I remember trying to suck gas out of my car - stupid Volvo engineers put in one of those siphon blocking flaps in...
 

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Re: Using the tow eyelet (vivek9856)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vivek9856</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br> I remember trying to suck gas out of my car </TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> Did you almost kill yourself doing that?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>reinnie</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> Did you almost kill yourself doing that?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Lol. Not with my mouth Reinnie... with a siphon. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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