Today I bring you a garden tractor scoot product review on the Gardeners Supply Company’s Deluxe Tractor Scoot with Bucket Basket. Leaning over to weed on my knees in the garden has been causing my degenerative osteoarthritis to trigger in both my upper and lower back. I have tried all kinds of knee supports, knee pads, and more and they have all left me feeling a bit frustrated. I’ve been searching for a solution for when I have long sessions of weeding and wanted to try the Deluxe Tractor Scoot to see if it might help.
Tips to Relieve Strain
At all times while I am gardening I find that frequent breaks while working definitely help reduce pain by giving your body “a release” from strenuous or repetitive activity. Even if you do not get out of your seat, lean back ever so often and allow your back and tummy muscles to stretch and rest a bit. If you are on your knees, change positions and try sitting on your bottom for a while. Move around to keep all your joints and your back more fluid.
When I ordered the Gardeners Supply Company Deluxe Tractor Scoot with Bucket Basket, I was worried about how to assemble the product. It turns out that it was quite easy to put together and I store it out on my back patio with a drop cloth over it, but it could easily be stored in the shed as well.
I really liked weeding along my sidewalk with the tractor scoot because I set it in place at one end of the sidewalk, then weeded all along the sidewalk edge without ever getting out of the scoot. I simply rolled along the edge while I weeded. If I have a narrow area to weed (see me middle right), the seat swivels, so I weed one side of the path and without getting up, just swivel around and weed the other.
Overall, the scoot is a fantastic solution for helping relieve my osteoarthritis pain while I am gardening. It is a challenge to steer from the sitting position, so is much easier to stand up and roll the tractor scoot if you come upon a corner or odd angle. The handle extends to a longer length than it shows in the below photo so you don’t have to bend and pull at the same time. I occasionally wheeled the scoot deep into a garden bed if I was sitting on ground cover material like ivy, but generally, it was easier to use while you were along the edge of the garden.
For this garden tractor scoot product review, I give the product several thumbs up and think it is a great tool to help someone with arthritis or other conditions where bending and reaching cause strain on your joints and back. You can find the Gardeners Supply Company Deluxe Tractor Scoot at Gardeners.com for $89.95 in red, green, or blue.