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Rake & Go™ Cart – An Innovative Leaf Gathering and Yard Clean Up Solution

September 1, 2009

September 2009 – Ames True Temper®, a leading manufacturer of non-powered lawn and garden products, today announces the launch of the Rake & Go™ Cart, an innovative leaf gathering and yard clean up solution. The Rake & Go Cart's versatile design saves homeowners time and energy as they gather and dispose of fallen leaves and other lawn clean up projects around the home.

The Rake & Go Cart is an asset at each phase of the yard clean up process from gather to storage, including: 

Easy gather – it's large capacity and open design that lays flat on the ground makes it easy to rake into
Easy transport – lightweight and well balanced on dual wheels, which means it's easy to move around     the lawn to cover more area
Easy dump – tilt completely forward to empty gathered leaves making it ideal for moving leaves in neighborhoods with curbside pickup
Easy storage – just fold and hang up in garage or other storage areas

The Rake & Go Cart's extra large capacity allows it to hold 117 gallons of leaves and up to 150 pounds – that’s three 39 gallon leaf bags, saving users cost on purchase of bags. And no more lifting piles of leaves. The Rake & Go Cart's 29" opening that lays flat on the ground is so much easier to rake leaves into than the typical trash bag, significantly decreasing the amount of bending over users will experience.

Made of durable stable-knit woven polyester that is used on tents, awnings, sunshades and patio furniture, the Rake & Go Cart is puncture, water and stretch resistant unlike trash bags that easily rip and tear when small sticks are raked in with the leaves. Also to stand the test of time and outdoor wear and tear, the Rake & Go Cart contains UV and mildew protection to prevent fading and spotting.

With its steel frame, homeowners won't have to worry about the Rake & Go Cart tipping and leaves spilling out like flimsy traditional plastic bags. The frame is made of 22 gauge steel tubing with ¾" diameter, is coated in rust resistant powder paint, and is balanced and stabilized with a 16 gauge galvanized steel axle and large 9” wheels with rubber treads. Even with this strong frame, at the end of the day the Rake & Go Cart folds in half and hangs for easy storage. The Rake & Go Cart is available this fall at Sam’s Club and other leading retailers nationwide at a possible retail price of $44.99 to $54.99.

About Ames True Temper®
Ames True Temper is the leading, as well as the oldest, manufacturer of non-powered lawn and garden tools in the U.S. Headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania (near Harrisburg), the company manufactures and markets a wide variety of long-handled tools, wheelbarrows, cutting tools, garden hoses and hose accessories, striking tools, snow tools, decorative garden accessories and planters. Ames True Temper brands are among the most recognized across their primary product categories. Its brand portfolio includes True Temper®, Ames®, UnionTools®, Garant®, Hound Dog®, Dynamic Design®, as well as the commercial offerings under the Jackson® and Razor-Back® Professional Tool brands.

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