Large Gardener's Supply Cart

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. The garden wagon 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.

  • 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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Large <i>Gardener's Supply</i> Cart
 
4.0

(based on 45 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Carrying capacity (38)
  • Easy to use (34)
  • Supports heavy weights (33)
  • Comfortable grips (32)
  • Easy assembly (17)

Cons

  • Difficult setup (18)

Best Uses

  • Leaves & brush (34)
  • Gardening (33)
  • Carrying other equipment (30)
  • Mulch (30)
  • Firewood (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (28), Master gardener (9), Getting started (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

not what it used to be

By Jimmo

from Philomath, OR

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Manufacturing Errors

Best Uses

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

Comments about Large <i>Gardener's Supply</i> Cart:

My third cart, as the plywood always fails but now:
Axle 1" too long--way more play than needed and comes without shims either.
Wheel hubs bang into aluminum bottom panel as they slide along axle--see above. Make sure to add 3/4" washers (8 will fit)to avoid wear and hubs wearing into side panels.
Wheel spokes not or haphazardly tensioned--rims won't stay straight with this oversight.
U-frame larger than side and panel bottom--tightening frame bolts warps bottom/side connection.
Bolts through bottom panel are 1/8" too long and protrude into bed--need 1/2" bolts here please.
Oversized stop plates on front panel don't capture side panels to resist splaying or allow panel to seat at bottom as they run into top U-frame bolts first. The older design was perfect.
Someone is not paying attention at the manufacturing plant, and though most GS folks I spoke with were sympathetic and willing to reimburse me for replacement parts and labor, the problem will persist until the manufacturing plant responds.
It is a great design, just needs to be executed properly. Marine grade plywood would also extend the life of these carts considerably, and IMHO would be worth an extra $50. The aluminum edging is probably not worth its extra cost, unless all the structural steel tubing was also aluminum. That way the feet won't rust out either.
I would recommend this cart IF these fixes were applied, but must caution buyers at this point (May 8, 2015 purchase date).

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

the best ever!

By Sadie

from Martha's Vineyard, MA

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Carrying Capacity
  • Comfortable Grips
  • Easy Assembly
  • Easy to Use
  • Love The New Colors
  • Supports Heavy Weights

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Carrying Bales Of Hay
    • Carrying Other Equipment
    • Firewood
    • Gardening
    • Leaves & Brush
    • Mulch

    Comments about Large <i>Gardener's Supply</i> Cart:

    This is my third Garden Cart, so obviously I love it! I even put this one together myself, and I'm no spring chicken and a woman to boot. I use it almost every day for the multitude of items I have to move around our small farm. It is my most valuable tool. I wish you could see my old one; falling apart after 15 years of hard work. Hate to say goodby, but the new pretty green one is in full use now.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great cart - once its assembled

    By Dave at Camp

    from Manistee, MI

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Carrying Capacity
    • Comfortable Grips
    • Supports Heavy Weights

    Cons

    • Difficult Assembly

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Large <i>Gardener's Supply</i> Cart:

    Assembly does take some time and the instructions provided are not very precise. However, if you go slow and look at the pictures it does go together. It would have been useful to identify the two pre-drilled holes that DO NOT get Tee Nuts installed, since the instructions say "install all the Tee Nuts in the holes" and then suddenly you're short two Tee Nuts. Then when you get a couple of steps further the directions announce "don't install Tee Nuts in these two holes." So unless you got real lucky and didn't install them first, they have to be pried out. But kudos for enough parts in the bag! Assembled we love this cart and so glad we got the larger one.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Very difficult assembly

    By Michael

    from Westford, VT

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult Assembly

      Best Uses

        Comments about Large <i>Gardener's Supply</i> Cart:

        I have above average mechanical skills and it took me most of two afternoons to assemble. All the hundreds of pieces of hardware, many of which are only slightly different from one another are all in a single bag and need to be sorted.. The user must install all of the threaded inserts, and attach the metal edging. The holes are poorly drilled and seriously misaligned. The final insult was discovering that the cotter pins which hold the wheels on were not in the box & required a trip to a hardware store. The design unnecessarily complicate assembly and leaves more than a dozen metal inserts on the surface of the bed. By the time I finished assembly I concluded I could have built a better one from scratch in about the same amount of time.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Large Gardener's Supply Cart

        By Eddie Flower Power

        from Hubbard Ohio USA

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Large <i>Gardener's Supply</i> Cart:

          This is my second wooden garden cart in 25 years. The first, a competitor's cart, is still in service but is smaller in capacity. Assembly took 2.5 hrs in all. This included organizing parts, carefully reading the assembly manual, and then executing the job. Only a few predrilled holes didn't line up completely. These were on the metal trim on the bottom panel near the handle area. They were close enough however, so I didn't get a drill out.
          I haven't used it more than six times since assembly. I use it when the turf is wet and soft so as to avoid lawn rutting from a tractor pulled cart. I was a professional gardener for 10 years so I have signicant experience using these type of carts. My impressions are favorable for this model and I was willing to pay extra for a USA made product. The front end panel retaining clamps seem to keep this panel from dropping out when the cart is upended. It's a good feature.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great, well balanced cart

          By Jean

          from Southern Maryland

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Large <i>Gardener's Supply</i> Cart:

            We use this cart to carry firewood from the large pile to the back porch box. It is great for the heavy load and goes over wet soggy ground well. Also used for yard clean-up since it will carry such a large load of fall clippings. Also used for carrying large loads from detached garage to house during renovations. It replaces a similar cart that rotted out after twenty years of use. I hope this one lasts as long, it seems to be better made.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            The Best Gardener's Cart

            By GreylockGal

            from The Berkshires, Massachusetts

            About Me Master Gardener

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Large <i>Gardener's Supply</i> Cart:

                  I purchased this cart over a year ago after using a similar cart at a friend's house to move a large number of plants. Filled with plants and soil, it easily moved up a hill over uneven ground. Having used mine for everything from hauling huge loads of weeds to the compost pile or heavier loads like soil and stone, it performs well. The only reason I didn't rate it at 5 stars is the assembly. I have never had such a difficult time putting something together. The instructions and illustrations were not always clear (perhaps they've been improved since then). Fortunately, assembly is a one time problem. I'm looking forward to many more years of using this cart around my one acre yard and garden.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  It's not the great old Garden Way cart

                  By Phyllis

                  from NY

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Pros

                  • Carrying Capacity
                  • Withstands Weather

                  Cons

                  • Bolt Shafts Stick Out
                  • Cheap Narrow Tires
                  • Difficult Assembly
                  • Handle To Short For Body
                  • Holes Did Not Align
                  • Terrible Order Followup
                  • Tires Arrived Deflated

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Large <i>Gardener's Supply</i> Cart:

                  After a nightmarish ordering process involving 4 phone calls to get tracking information, it arrived.
                  My son owns a construction company and he had to re-engineer the holes on the pieces as they did not line up and the cart could not be put together.
                  The tires are narrow and arrived partially deflated. They do not have the heft of the old cart tires.
                  The bolt shanks on the cart protrude after they are tightened down, some as much a half inch. This makes a potential for lacerating or scratching the hand.
                  Also there's an imbalance in these carts between the length of the handle and the width of the unit on the large carts that makes it awkward to use. It would be better to use a slightly longer handle on these large units.

                  On the plus side it does hold a lot.

                  I'd recommend it with reservations given the ordering issue and the misaligned parts issue, which would be serious enough for a potential owner without adequate tools or skill to put together.

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I love this cart

                  By Placid Lane Farmer

                  from Newport, VA

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Large <i>Gardener's Supply</i> Cart:

                    My father bought this cart over 20 years ago. I inherited it when he died. It has gone through heavy use for feed transport, lawn work, firewood gathering and moving rocks to build a dam in our creek.
                    I am 70 years old and feel totally empowered when working with this cart. Together we can get virtually anything done.
                    Don't look at the purchasing price. Look at what you will accomplish with this wonderful cart for the foreseeable future. it will not disappoint you.

                     
                    4.0

                    Just what I needed for firewood

                    By honeybaby

                    from Vermilion, Ohio

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Large <i>Gardener's Supply</i> Cart:

                      This product works great for gathering firewood and bringing it to the house as well as cleaning up limbs, brush and also moving things around the yard. Its my personal assistant.

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