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Flowtron YC500 Handy Hauler Heavy Duty Yard Cart

Item# 07140072000P | Model# YC500 | Added on May 26, 2010 |
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Flowtron YC500 Handy Hauler Heavy Duty Yard Cart
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This large 5.0 cu. ft. cart has a carrying capacity of 250 lbs.Heavy-duty plastic contruction features a ribbed front rim for added impact strength.A flat bottom helps balance loads.Provisions for side rails(not included) for increased capacity.Oversized wheels- 3 1/4 in. wide with a heavy-duty large diameter steel axle.The cart is fully assembled and has a 1 year limited warranty.
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By waterwoman
May 9th, 2011
Flowtron Handy Hauler Heavy Duty Yard Cart is great!

This cart is lightweight and easy to handle. Unlike a wheetbarrow, it has a cross bar to hold, not two handles, and it has two wheets in front not one; therefore, it doesn't tip over like a wheetbarrow can. The tires are hard plastic and can't go flat, either. It's very easy to load and unload. It has slots to hold tools so you don't put them down and forget where you put them. This meets my needs very well.

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By precognito
August 29th, 2010
Flowtron Yard Cart: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

The Flowtron lasted less than a year. We used it for carrying yard clippings, tree branches, bags of mulch, sand and bricks. I was concerned that the plastic wheels would crack under the heavier loads but ultimately the bottom of the tub split open. It may have been a flaw in the plastic material that caused it to fail or just one load too many, exposure to UV rays, or too brittle a material. Sears did replace the cart although I would have traded up if the store had anything better in stock. 

That being said, the cart was useful as long as it lasted. To make its replacement last longer, I will cut a piece of 1/4 inch plywood to fit the bottom of the tub to reduce the likelihood of splitting. There are a few design compromises  that limit the carts utility. The first is that wheel wells intrude into the bottom front of the tub, reducing volume and making it more difficult to load twigs and the like. Mounting the wheels on the outside of the tub would eliminate the wheel well bulges and increase useable capacity. It would also have helped to reduce the height of the rear legs so that they are less likely to drag when the cart is pushed or pulled uphill. I may use a saw to make that modification. Lastly, a molded-in grid under the bottom of the tub would add rigidity.

I recommend this cart for light use although for about the same or lesser price I would probably select one of the Tricam dump carts. 

2 found this review helpful
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Nice, sturdy cart

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Love this cart. My wife uses it all the time.

June 4th via powerreviews.com
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Great cart

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Love this cart. Great for hauling lawn debris, rocks and mulch.

November 22nd
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