Yard Glider – YG8
Yard Glider 8 is our full size, entry level Yard Glider. Made from 1/8″ HPDE, the YG8 is in our STRONG category, and is perfect for most home use and light commercial or farm use when hauling over grass, roots, dirt, sand, mud, snow and ice. YG8 outworks and outlasts tarps, and hauls more than most lawn carts. Easy to load, easy to haul, easy to dump and easy to store.
Use: Home or light commercial or light farm use
Dimensions: 1/8″ x 48″ x 90″
Capacity: 1,500 lbs, 30 Sq. Ft., 59 Cu. Ft.
Material: 1/8″ HDPE (high density polyethylene)
Made in USA. Patent Pending
Strong because it is made from 1/8" HDPE. This is STRONG enough to handle most homeowner hauling, but not as strong as our STRONGER 1/8 UHMW or our STRONGEST 3/16" UHMW models.
What is HDPE?
As one of the most versatile plastic materials around, HDPE plastic is used in a wide variety of applications, including plastic bottles, milk jugs, shampoo bottles, bleach bottles, cutting boards, and piping. Known for its outstanding tensile strength and large strength-to-density ratio, HDPE plastic has a high-impact resistance and melting point.
Built for hauling over grass, roots, sand, dirt, mud, snow and ice. Not recommend for extended distance on gravel, pavement or asphalt.
Weight: 1,500 lbs
Volume: 30 cu. ft.
Area: 59 sq. ft.
Handles & Tie Downs
The YG8 has 6 integrated handles (3 per side). The handles double as anchor points for tie downs.
Yard Gliders ship fully assembled, just unroll, flatten and start hauling.
Made in USA
We are based in the USA, and manufacture all Yard Gliders in Northwest Florida.
Ships From Florida
We ship UPS ground from the Florida panhandle.
Has 1 pull bar thermoformed into the leading edge of the Yard Glider. This design makes the leading pull edge incredibly strong and helps to distribute the pulling force. Pull bar is fitted with 2 eye bolts, for quick attachment to rope, chain, or pull cables.
Stuff It Hauls
The imagination is almost the only limit to what a Yard Glider can haul, but here are some example of what we have hauled, and what our customers from around the world are hauling. Yard debris, storm cleanup, branches, logs, mulch, dirt, hay bales, manure, feed, wild game, bulky objects, playgrounds, dog houses, equipment, washers and dryers, refrigerators, brick pavers, sod, and so much more
Haul It With
Mower, tractor, golf cart, atv, utv, pack animal, 2wd motor cycle, skid steer, jeep, truck and more. Lighter loads can also be pulled by hand.
Do you need pull cables?
Because you can pull a Yard Glider with any strong rope, chain, cable or tow straps, we make pull cables optional. But, our pull cables are awesome! We make a dual cable system with two 48″ galvanized 1/4″ cables. Each cable has a large loop on one end for dropping over a hitch or hook, or pulling by hand. We also include 4 quick attach clips for additional attachment options. Made in USA.
Other Important Information
50 States, Canada & Australia
Yard Gliders are being used in all 50 states, Canada and Austraila to make moving all kinds of material easier. Be sure to check out our Features & Benefits page for lots more information and suggested uses.
Stone Boat, Tarps, Car/Truck Hoods, Plywood, & Truck Bed Liners
Yard Glider is a modern day version of the stone boats farmers used to use. We just made them lighter, more flexible, easier to maneuver and capable of shipping via UPS instead of LTL Freight. As for tarps, they don’t last and they can’t handle the weight. Car/Truck hoods are heavy, sharp and unsightly to have hanging around after you use them. Plywood is heavy and gets waterlogged. Our favorite DIY option is the center section of a truck bed liner. The material is very similar to a Yard Glider.
Following Equipment Guidelines for Towing
Always follow manufacturer guidelines for the towing limitations of any machine you are using to pull a Yard Glider. Do not exceed manufacturer recommendations.
Don’t Let People Ride
Not intended for transporting people. Do not ride or pull anyone on a Yard Glider.