Been using this cart about 2 months now and, overall, it's pretty good. The locking pins in the pins that control the pull handle to hitch switchover are way to small to manipulate with fingers, I replaced then with larger ones. The pin intended to secure the hitch to riding mower is ridiculously short and requires a locking pin, so I tossed it and replaced it with a 4" long 1/4" bolt - works fine no need for a locking pin. One warning, when hitched to a mower, it's lousy to back up since the front wheel mechanism isn't a rigid system. I found out the hard way - and bent my handle twice.
It do not recommend this cart. The box boasts that capacity is 600 lbs, but then the installation instruction sheet says you should not try to dump over 300 lbs! The dump fulcrum is way too far back, making it hard to dump. You must lift most of the weight by yourself; the load does not help you dump it! It takes two people about an hour to assemble. The first shipment I received came the next day, which was great, but it the plastic tray had a hole torn in it. I took it to Sears to replace it, and the replacement contained a handle with rusted a weld, plus the handle wasn't welded correctly, making it unusable. The rep replaced it with a good handle from my first box, which resolved the issue. I read another review that said their handle broke, so the company seems to be handle welder challenged.
I purchased one of these a couple of years ago and its been a great asset to my yard work chores. My parents started using it to for their yard work needs and they got attached to it. So, I ended up purchasing two more for them. The balloon type tires make it very easy to maneuver and the size is just right to do just about anything around the yard with. I plan on purchasing two more in the near future to have for Christmas gifts! This is a great "little" wagon!
large strong good buy
I got this in March 2015 and have used it a lot all ready. We removed a wagon full of rocks from a garden and Idumped it with no problems. I am a woman with severeback damage. This Gotilla Gardening dump cart is everything I need for ltaking leaves and branches to ourbudn pile. I plan on using it for caring a concrete bench to itsdisplay in our acre yard.
Well worth the investment. Lots of bolts to install. I putit together and had my son in law tightened them up. So I have no clue why anyonw would have a comp, aint. Lol. A little labor to save on time and pain. Plus my dog loves riding in it
Assembly wasn't horrible. I was missing 7 washers, but luckily I had some that worked. The instructions were equivalent to cheap assembled furniture... you have to lay the parts out first and study the diagram closely to get it right. There is some adjustment and patience needed for the latch on the front.
The cart pulls well with a load in it by hand or with a mower/ATV. I loaded it up with some firewood and hauled it to my back woods with the riding mower; probably close to 200 pounds worth. I didn't take it very fast (well, my mower isn't very fast), but I had no issues through the uneven yard.
The dumping action is quite useful. I noticed that under a heavy load the front and rear tires touch, making it a little difficult to pull forward.
The only other concern is long term reliability. The "hinge" that allows the bucket to dump happens to ride on 2 bolts from within the plastic bucket. I fear that they will eventually crack the plastic, or pull through completely. Obviously, if you abuse it, it will break... but I think the advertised 600 pound capacity is pretty inflated (300 pounds being more accurate).
Good: Tires, 2-way handle
Bad: Tub is thin and cracks easily. Front axle separates from frame under load because they are attached with plastic sleeves. Axle replacement costs $34 with shipping which is over half the cost of a new cart.
easy to move around, small enough to handle.
This was just the right size for what we needed for yard work.
Love this cart. Putting it together took Herculean effort, but the end result has been terrific. I have hauled bricks, leaves and tree limbs around the yard without effort and the ability to dump out leaves has made fall raking and clean-up much easier.
Thoroughly enjoy using this dump cart. Easy to fill and even easier to empty. I appreciate any tool/implement that helps to make the yard work I love to do, more of a good experience and less of a chore.
Back saving 4 wheel design is easy to hand tow, also connects to my lawn tractor and unique design allows easy dumping of heavy loads.
I had the first unit half-assembled before noting the plastic "tub" had cracks in it. Had to open 3 more boxes before finding one that wasn't cracked. Now that we have an intact one, it's been a good cart - but the dumping mechanism relies on your brute strength, so it's actually easier to just tip the whole cart and pivot on its back wheels. Overall, worth it when it goes on sale.
This is AWESOME!!!
Works good for small jobs, I have used it for several mounts and the tires have not went flat or lost air. I like the way it dumps and hooks to my mower, with the handle that changes from a hook up bar for my lawn mower or a wagon to pull the grandkids around with. I would buy another one if I need it.
I was looking for an alternative to a wheel barrel and I saw this at Sears. I don't think it will replace it but it is good for a few things.My wife does some gardening and it will help carry small pots and plants for her. And it looks like it will be useful when going to the beach. But you need a pickup truck or minivan to carry. It is bulky and awkward to lift and carry and it's on the heavy side. It took me 45 minutes to put together since it comes as a kit in a box. Also keep in mind it's rated to carry up to 600lb, other stores selling similar Gorrilla carts have models rated over 1000lbs even though they look the same.
We live in a wooded area, and always have lots of leaves and twigs to clean up. Since the woods are behind us, this wagon is the perfect way to haul them back to dump them. We have tried using tarps, but that takes two people, and wheel barrows are heavy and tippy. This wagon works perfectly! It is light and easy to dump. The dumping process with the wagon is so much easier than the twisting and dumping of a wheel barrow. Very pleased with this purchase.
The basic metal structure of the cart seems good, however, the plastic body is rather flimsy and I'd be surprised if it doesn't crack rather quickly with all those metal bolts holding it together.