Large Gardener’s Supply Cart

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Exclusive | Vermont-Built Large Garden Cart Carries 500 Pounds

  • Tough, long-lasting cart holds up to 500 pounds — as much as 10 wheelbarrows!
  • Even weight distribution and big, pneumatic wheels make pushing and pulling easy
  • End slides open for easy loading, unloading and dumping
  • Watch: Our Vermont Factory

For over 25 years, our garden carts have been a beloved tool of gardeners everywhere. That’s because they were designed specifically to meet the needs of gardeners, not adapted from an industrial utility cart. This garden cart has big wheels with pneumatic tires that roll easily over rough terrain. High sides prevent loose loads like mulch and compost from bouncing out. The axle is positioned to distribute the weight and balance the load. The long handle lets you push or pull with equal ease and has a comfortable neoprene grip. Tough, rust-proof aluminum frame; end slides open for easy dumping. Once you own one of our carts, it’s hard to imagine getting by without it. In fact, many of the original carts are still out there, working hard. Rated "Excellent" by a leading consumer magazine.

Product Details

  • Assembly required
  • 66" L x 42-1/4" W x 30" H overall
  • Cargo bed: 31-1/4" W x 48" L x 15-7/8" D
  • Rust-proof aluminum frame
  • Comfortable foam grip
  • Thick panels of 4-ply exterior grade plywood
  • Ball-bearing wheels with pneumatic tires
  • Sliding dump door with deep welded tracks
  • Hauls up to 500 lbs.
  • Made in Vermont
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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4.1

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Carrying capacity (55)
  • Easy to use (48)
  • Supports heavy weights (48)
  • Comfortable grips (46)
  • Easy assembly (25)

Cons

  • Difficult setup (23)

Best Uses

  • Leaves & brush (51)
  • Gardening (49)
  • Mulch (46)
  • Carrying other equipment (43)
  • Firewood (39)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (36), Master gardener (20), Getting started (6), Professional landscaper (3)

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1.0

think twice before buying these garden carts

By Nancy

from MIddletown, NJ

About Me Master Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult Assembly

    Best Uses

      Comments about : Large Gardener's Supply Cart:

      My husband I have put many "things" together over the 30 years of marriage, he is a very patient man and very handy. But this cart put his patience to a test! It took us over 2 hours to assemble this large garden cart. The directions are terrible! Not clear and pretty much inaccurate. Especially putting the front U-brace and the aluminum Angles onto the front end. The pictures don't show accurately where things belong. The T-nuts would fall out when we were screwing in the bolts into them. The holes of the wood panels, brackets didn't line up to insert the screws. We had to use brute strength a few times to get them installed. Overall, the directions and the assembly of this large cart is just awful. We paid a lot of money for this cart, it better hold up after all this aggravation of putting it together!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Excessive Assembly Time

      By Bob

      from Ada, Michigan

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Carrying Capacity
      • Comfortable Grips
      • Easy to Use
      • Supports Heavy Weights

      Cons

      • Difficult Assembly

      Best Uses

      • Firewood
      • Leaves & Brush
      • Mulch

      Comments about : Large Gardener's Supply Cart:

      Having read the difficult assembly reviews, I was dreading putting this together. The instructions were clear enough and the holes were clean enough to insert the t-nuts and hammer home. All the hardware was present in the bag. I didn't think it was bad until I had to mount the legs after mounting the handle. The handle out of the box was a tad too wide from corner to corner. That prevented the front foot of the leg assembly and half clamp to align with the t-nut. I had to disassemble the handle and bend the handle ends inward. But that meant I couldn't align the handle ends and full clamps. The solution was to loosely assemble one side with full clamps and stick the axle in the other end as a lever and bend it around the rear leg extension. The handle is a little lopsided. A few suggestions from lessons learned: don't tighten all the screws until the part your working on has wiggled into alignment and all the screw threads catching in the t-nuts; may have to use a little muscle to align things; but they do align for the most part; fully support the piece directly underneath to hammer home the t-nuts; use some large fender washers on the inside of each wheel as someone else suggested. In retrospect, I would have mortised the t-nuts in the bottom of the cart with a Forstner bit so they were flush with the surface of the plywood. May have to use sacrificial dowel in the t-nut hole to properly center the bit. I would take the time to do that if doing it again and others have criticized the protruding t-nuts. Cart is sturdy and of very good quality.

       
      4.0

      Great cart!

      By J&D

      from Wethersfield, CT

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Carrying Capacity
      • Comfortable Grips
      • Easy Assembly
      • Supports Heavy Weights

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Carrying Other Equipment
        • Firewood
        • Gardening
        • Leaves & Brush
        • Mulch

        Comments about : Large Gardener's Supply Cart:

        This cart was bought to replace one that was in our family for over 40 years. We went for the larger version this time around and time will tell if that was the right choice. So far, the only issues we've had is that the guides for the front panel needed to be adjusted after assembly because the wood swelled up some. Installation was very straightforward and we had no issues with alignment as others have mentioned.

         
        5.0

        Great Cart

        By Baby Blues

        from Bailey Island Maine

        About Me Master Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about : Large Gardener's Supply Cart:

        Cart went together well, took me about 2 hours. If there's a negative it's that the fittings that are in the bottom don't fit absolutely flush and I hit them with the shovel but I LOVE the cart and its capacity

         
        5.0

        I will never be without a garden cart again.

        By Pumpkin farmer

        from Beaverton,Mi

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Carrying Capacity
        • Comfortable Grips
        • Easy Assembly
        • Easy to Use
        • Supports Heavy Weights

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Firewood
          • Gardening
          • Home Garden Harvest
          • Leaves & Brush
          • Mulch

          Comments about : Large Gardener's Supply Cart:

          Very well balanced. My wife uses it for everything and never has any trouble with a full load.Great product.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Love This Cart!

          By DNAnimal

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Carrying Capacity
          • Comfortable Grips
          • Easy to Use
          • Supports Heavy Weights

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Carrying Other Equipment
            • Firewood
            • Gardening
            • Home Garden Harvest
            • Leaves & Brush
            • Mulch

            Comments about : Large Gardener's Supply Cart:

            I have only had this cart for a month, but have used it almost everyday, if only I had made the investment years ago. If you are on the fence, get off and buy it.

            My previous method was a standard wheelbarrow, but as my property is level, nowhere, it was always a challenge. Most raw materials for the garden are dropped at the top of the property and need hauled to the bottom. Doing that with this cart is a snap.

            The assembly was not confusing, just time consuming for me. The instructions made sense from my perspective.

            The only thing that I was not stoked about was that the plywood for the body is not great. Should hold up fine, but wish that it was a better quality product.

            Would be nice to have a hand break for slowing it down on my hills, but it is easy enough to just drop it down and dig the supports into the ground.

             
            5.0

            Yes - just the quality and style cart we needed

            By Mungofarm

            from Shawangunk, NY

            About Me Master Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Carrying Capacity
            • Easy to Use
            • Supports Heavy Weights

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gardening
              • Home Garden Harvest
              • Leaves & Brush
              • Mulch

              Comments about : Large Gardener's Supply Cart:

              One wheel tight to axle - had to file down a touch to make fit

               
              5.0

              Excellent!

              By Grannycee

              from Bradley, CA

              About Me Master Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Carrying Capacity
              • Easy to Use
              • Supports Heavy Weights

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Carrying Other Equipment
                • Firewood
                • Gardening
                • Home Garden Harvest
                • Leaves & Brush
                • Mulch

                Comments about : Large Gardener's Supply Cart:

                I purchased this cart to help simplify life for us. It holds more than a wheelbarrow and is easier to maneuver. Assembly was time consuming, but once that was out of the way, so happy we have this. Looking forward to many years of use! Currently we are using it as an aid to farm maintenance. Next will come planting and then harvesting, and all points in between! We love it!

                 
                5.0

                Very versatile cart!

                By Jeanne

                from Folkston, GA

                About Me Getting Started

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Carrying Capacity
                • Comfortable Grips
                • Dumping ability
                • Easy Assembly
                • Easy to Use
                • Supports Heavy Weights

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Carrying Other Equipment
                  • Firewood
                  • Gardening
                  • Leaves & Brush
                  • Mulch

                  Comments about : Large Gardener's Supply Cart:

                  This cart was a gift to my son for Christmas. He told us he wanted a wheelbarrow and my father has one of your garden carts and it is in great condition after many decades of use, so we felt it was a good choice. My husband and I put it together and it is used daily by my son and grandson for a variety of purposes. So far, it has been used to haul firewood, leaves, straw, rocks, dirt and other tools around the yard. They especially love the ability to lift the end to dump debris. I know they will enjoy this cart for years to come just as my dad has enjoyed his!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Substantial cart

                  By Lady of the Woods

                  from Accord, NY

                  About Me Master Gardener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Carrying Capacity
                  • Comfortable Grips
                  • Quality material, no missing parts

                  Cons

                  • Assembly instructions need improvement
                  • Parts could more precisely machined.

                  Best Uses

                  • Carrying Other Equipment
                  • Firewood
                  • Gardening
                  • Home Garden Harvest
                  • Leaves & Brush
                  • Mulch

                  Comments about : Large Gardener's Supply Cart:

                  Assembly took about two hours with two people. The instructions were a little vague ... not always sure which section of the cart was being referred to in the directions. The heft and the quality of the materials is very good, however, and there were plenty of bolts and T-nuts, but there were a couple places where it was a bit of a squeeze to get the bolts and the pre-drilled holes to align properly. Please separate the 5/8" bolts from the 3/4" bolts - they so close in size that they are hard to differentiate.

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