I have just bought a fabulous cart for moving my harp, and I want to share it with you all. If you are looking for a cart, then look no farther. Last week the Lee Valley Garden Tools Catalogue came in the mail. Inside I found a picture of a cart that is perfect for hauling the harp, and the most exciting thing is that it folds when not in use to a compact 19″ by 30″ panel only 2″ thick. It carries up to 275lbs (125kg) and has a 12 1/2″ bed to carry the base of the harp. This is larger than most carts. It measures about 43″ tall when unfolded. 7 1/4″ diameter puncture-proof tires handle stairs easily. It weighs only 11 lbs. I find it easy to manage, but my husband insists on pushing it for me. Check out their web site http://www.leevalley.com. On the ITEM SEARCH button, type, Folding Hand Truck. They are reasonly priced. My teacher says it is one of the best carts she has seen, and is perfect for the harp. They ship anywhere.
No, I am not loading it sideways. The soundboard leans back against a softly padded rubber handle, so the column is in the font . It comes with bungies that I wrap around it, and it is secure. There is no cradle, so if you require that, then this cart will not do.
I don’t know why I even bothered to share my excitement of my lovely harp cart with other harpists. They have done nothing but try to tell me it isn’t suitable for a harp. Well, let me tell you, it is perfect for mine. So please don’t anyone bother to write any more letters regarding it. The proof of the pudding is in the eating, and I am well satisfied.
Geez, I wasn’t doing anything but asking questions about it. Why are you so defensive? If you like it, that’s real nice. I just wondered how you were positioning your harp on it.
You said it was fabulous….we are trying to figure out why and how. Isn’t this forum for education and sharing?
I just bought a cart of sorts for $17 at Staples. It has a bag for music at the back and carries up to 70 pounds, and for my lever harps that travel, it works. There was also a dolly advertised at Lowe’s that looked good to me, having bigger wheels and a bigger platform, but I don’t need that much size yet. Not at all suitable for pedal harps, whatever the size, but just fine for my small levers.
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