Yardworks Dumping Garden Cart
This cart landscaped most of my yard. Even hauled loads of rocks... After 3 years of heavy use, the wheels finally buckled after all the loads of rocks. Well worth the price!! Kids would drive around the yard with their quad with the card behind and pick up yard waste. Love this cart. Just went and bought a new one to replace it.
April 29, 2013
A must have!!!!
I cannot manage a wheelbarrow and when I saw this cart last year (on sale) I knew it was exactly what I needed. The hubby was skeptical but he is now a believer. I have a very large yard and use it constantly. It has exceeded my expectations. It is so easy to pull and the fact that it dumps is 'the icing on the cake'.
Thankfully, I had the proper tools on hand so I had it easily assembled in no time at all. No hubby required. HaaHaa!!
I love it!!! I love it!!! I love it!!!
July 5, 2012
12 yards of soil in 1 day
I bought this cart with low-moderate expectations. I have a wheelbarrow but I had 12 yards of top soil to move in one day so I bought this cart and gave it a try. This thing is outstanding. Someone had written that 300lbs of soil look like 40 with the dumping mechanism and I totally agree. The instruction to assemble the cart are easy to understand. The tires are great and act like a suspension. The front axle can break of you push backwards too hard but you're not supposed to do that anyway.
I am extremely satisfied with my new cart and my neighbours who were laughing at me in the morning asked me where I bought it at the end of the day. I highly recommend this item, and it goes on sale every now and then. CT clerk in Montreal told me that this item isn't very popular compared to wheelbarrows, I can't understand why. Being able to move several tons of soil in one day is impossible without this cart.
June 25, 2012
Great around the house...just don't push backwards
I'm going to start off by saying that I LOVE this little cart! I was in the market for a reasonably priced wheelbarrow when I found this cart on sale. I purchased this cart instead as it had a greater carrying capacity than the wheelbarrows in a similar price range and because it seemed easier to handle than a fully loaded wheelbarrow.
I used the cart to haul soil and gravel around my property and found that it worked great. It can easily carry 100 lbs of soil or gravel, and the dumping feature is very handy. Although you are dumping a hundred pounds of soil out, it feels as though you're only lifting 40 pounds or so at the dump handle due to a reasonably good design. The tires are fairly durable and are large enough to get over various humps and bumps.
The MOST important thing to note is that you should never push this cart when it is loaded. You can pull/tow it anywhere, but if you push it using the handle, you will damage/bend the metal framework around the base of the handle and at the front wheels. If you get in a spot where you need to push it backwards a short distance (it happens), apply force with one hand directly on the cart, and just use the other hand to steer the wheels.
Yes, assembly does require fairly large screw drivers, a big flat head, and a monster of a Phillips/star screwdriver (#3 or larger) as the heads on the various screws/bolts are quite large.
I would recommend this cart to anyone who is in the market for a decent-sized wheelbarrow, especially if you've tipped a fully (overly) loaded wheelbarrow or two in the past.
June 2, 2011
It is more a toy than a tool
I had some clay in there and when I try to push it backwards it buckled. the steel plied and will not come back in shape. not good for any heavy work.
it just a toy.
May 22, 2011
Better Than a Wheelbarrow
I'm a partly disabled lady and I found this dumping cart to be quite easy to put together. It is quite heavy, especially when moving it around on the table to put together. I especially liked that the nuts, bolts, etc are sealed in cells on a cardboard and are marked Step 1, Step 2 with the relevant parts sealed in each cell. A hint for assembly is to have a screwdriver that is big enough. I assembled this entire cart, alone, using a pair of Robo-Grips, a pair of Benchmark Auto-Lock Pliers and a large blade screwdriver (I mean large, the blade is 1/2 inch across). It was a bit odd that the manufacturer didn't stick to using all slot-head bolts, in some areas bolts with no slot are used, so I used the Robo-Grips and Auto-Lock pliers only (of course, a socket would do well also). I found that some bolts fit very tightly into the plastic locking stuff that is inside the nuts, and for those, I started them first before assembly, in other words I held the nut in the Auto-Lock pliers and used the screwdriver to drive the bolt well into the nut, thus cutting the threads into the plastic. Then I unscrewed the bolt and installed the nut and bolt where they had to go on the cart, the bolt was much easier to install this way. The bucket release handle works very easily and I love the handle for the cart, it is long enough that the cart isn't smashing into the back of your legs and you don't have to slightly stoop to have the handle in your hands. It is wonderfully padded with sponge and is very large so you can wear work gloves and still get your hands through the handle. The tires are just great, the air makes them ride very well over stones, much better than the wooden wagon I had previously bought from Canadian Tire with solid tires. Canadian Tire has two of these Yardworks carts, this dumping one and another wagon-style with green mesh sides and bottom. I bought this one because to me, it can hold more, like dirt etc., and the green metal mesh on the other one seemed kind of thin. I haven't used this dumping cart much yet, I only assembled it a few days ago, but from what I see, it is strong and seems well made and well designed. I'm looking forward to using it to help me with all sorts of things around the house. I got mine on sale, not at the $109 regular price.
June 13, 2010
Stands up to the work
Had this for a couple years now and have used and abused this cart, lots of dirt and even rocks that i'am sure was more then the weight limit. After all that it's been through it's still going strong. Good buy and will stick around for years.
April 29, 2010
Great Wagon, but!
I just bought this wheelbarrow, wagon, and I am very impressed with its design. The back wheels roll under as the bucket tips. The only problem was in the assembly. The large round head bolts with the long slot were very difficult to hold. There isn't a screwdriver large enough to hold the bolt while you torque the nut on. The nuts are locking nuts, and you need a lot of torque to drive threw their nylon insert. I ended up using a small half hinge, (clamped in a vice grip) that was wide enough and thick enough to cover the whole slot of the bolt. After a few words, I finally got it assembled. The use of my folding workbench was invaluable to slip the lip of the bucket under the open clamp so I could hold it on its side. It also fit nicely upside down on the workbench. This allowed me to work on the underside and assemble the wheels. Overall, I am very happy with it, as a garden cart and as a wheelbarrow. If it stands up to kids like the other reviewer has said, I will be using this wagon a long time.
June 29, 2009
Bought this wagon for my 87 year old dad who still loves to garden and he uses it for all kinds of things almost every day. Assembly was simple and quick. With the air filled tires it rolls over uneven or soft ground very easily and the dump release is easy to use. No more balancing a wheel barrow or the initial heave-ho to get it moving!!
June 23, 2009
Excellent item ever for garden
I have used my wagon all summer and it is just great - especially for a senior like myself,
it;s easy to use, dump and wheel the garden products so so easy.
I would recommend to anyone that is interested in a product that is well built and easy to use.
September 4, 2008
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