Medium Garden Cart
(16) 13/8" bolts
(14) 5/8" bolts
(4) 1/4" x 20 lock nuts
(2) 1/2" axle clamps
(2) aluminum angles
(1) leg stand
(1) 311/2" x 3/4" steel axle
(2) 20" wheels
(1) bottom panel
(2) side panels
(1) front panel
(2) cotter pins
(2) extra 5/8" bolts
(2) extra T-nuts
Tools you will need:
* nail or awl
* adjustable wrench
* Phillips screwdriver
Helpful hint: During assembly, you may find it helpful to use a nail or awl to line up the holes when placing bolts. If you have difficulty assembling your cart, please contact us: (firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-833-1412).
Step 1. Lay out the bottom and side panels on a flat surface. Arrange the hardware so it's easily accessible. Note: The cart panels come with the T-nuts already installed. The 5/8" bolts screw into the T-nuts. We've included extra 5/8" bolts and T-nuts in case one is stripped during assembly.
Step 2. Please refer to Fig. 1 for this step. Position the side panels inside the support angles of the bottom panel. The wide side of the aluminum trim on both panels should face out. Using the 5/8" bolts, attach each side panel to the bottom panel by placing a bolt through holes A and C from the outside. Tighten the bolts on each side.
Step 3. Place the welded U-brace on the front end of the cart panels (Fig. 2). Do not use bolts to attach the U-brace until step 4.
Step 4. Place an aluminum angle inside each corner of the U-brace with the cut of each angle sloping inward as shown in Fig. 3. From the outside, align the top and bottom holes in the U-brace with the holes of the side panels and aluminum angles.
Insert two 13/8" bolts into each side (four total) from the outside. Using a wrench, firmly tighten the bolts on the inside with a lock nut (Fig. 3).The U-brace and aluminum angles provide a channel for the front panel to slide up and down.
Step 5. Place the front panel in the channel to make sure the panel opens and closes freely (Fig. 4). Adjust the aluminum angles if necessary. Remove the front panel.
Step 6. Turn the cart body upside down. Put one end of the axle through a wheel hub (Fig. 5). Insert a cotter pin through the small hole in the axle that is located on the outside of the wheel hub. Spread the ends of the pin apart to form a "Y" around the end of the axle.
Hold the other end of the axle and slide on the remaining wheel. Insert a cotter pin into the small hole in the axle and spread the ends of the pin apart to form a "Y." Place the axle on the bottom panel so that the wheels line up evenly on both sides.
To finish the wheel installation, fasten the axle to the bottom panel using the axle clamps and two 5/8" bolts per clamp (Fig. 5).
Step 7.Attach the leg stand to the side panels using the 13/8" bolts. Insert the bolts into the three holes on each side of the leg stand (Fig. 6). Alternate from side to side as you tighten each bolt. Turn the cart upright to rest on the wheels and leg stand.
Step 8. Attach the handle to the side panels using the 13/8" bolts. Insert the bolts into the three holes on each side of the handle (Fig. 7) and tighten.
You may adjust the length of the handle at this time. To make it shorter, simply push the handle forward and attach it to the side panels using only the last two bolt holes on each side.
Garden Cart Maintenance
Protect your cart from harsh weather by storing it in a shed, garage, or under a tarp to extend the life of the plywood. Be sure to clean out debris with a broom and allow the cart to stand in sunlight to dry.
To extend the life of the plywood, repaint or stain it every two years. We recommend a non-toxic, natural stain that will not contaminate compost, soil or other garden materials you may carry in the cart.
Keep the tires inflated to the rated pressure indicated on the tires to prevent damage to the tread or tube.
If you need to replace a tube, use a 20" tire tube, or repair a flat using a tire repair kit.
* Use caution on slopes. These carts do not have brakes and may roll away from you.
* Do not exceed the load recommendation of 400 lbs. for this cart.
* Distribute weight evenly when loading the cart. An uneven distribution of weight could cause the cart to flip up unexpectedly and cause injury.
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