How to Buy a Garden Cart

The garden cart is one of the most popular gardening tools that could help you a lot in your work. There are different models of carts that have different parameters and features to be used for different tasks. That’s why it’s necessary to follow some criteria that could help you to estimate which one of the available offers is the most suitable one for your specific gardening or lawn work.

Here are 9 tips that you can use to estimate the most suitable type and model of a garden cart for your work:

  1. Capacity – you should be able to move all of the items you need through your garden using your cart. So, you can estimate the maximum weight of items that you plan to move and then to choose a model that has such capacity or higher.
  2. Dimensions – the capacity is not always enough, you should also estimate the most suitable dimensions of the cart’s bed to make sure that you will be able to place different loads in it. Sometimes we need carts with larger dimensions to move lighter items, so you will have to calculate the necessary dimensions as well.
  3. Materials – you will be able to use your new cart for many years in your work, only if it’s made up of quality materials. The different options have different advantages and disadvantages. For example, if you plan to buy a model that is made up of steel, you can be sure that it’s strong, but the weight of the whole cart will be much heavier than ones that are made up of aluminum or strengthened plastic.
  4. Design – if you check out some offers, you probably will notice that most of the models have different designs. The reason for that is that they are suitable for different tasks. For example, the carts with two wheels are designed for work that requires much unload and load activities, but the moving of such cart will be harder than moving of a cart with four wheels.
  5. Wheels – they are one of the most important parts. You will have to estimate which of the available models are most suitable for you according to the number of wheels – one, two, or four wheels option is the most suitable one for you. The diameter of the wheel is related to how you will be able to move the cart. For example, the bigger wheels will make moving of the cart to be easier on rough terrain.
  6. Handles – if you want to move your garden cart using of a tractor or ATV, you should choose a model that is specially designed to be connected to such machines. Usually, these models have ‘D’ types of handles.
  7. Storing – all of the carts should be stored in dry places. So, before buying one, make sure that there’s enough free space in your garage or home where you will be able to store it while you don’t use it in your gardening or lawn work.
  8. Assembling – most of the garden carts should be assembled after purchasing. So, you can check out the assembling instructions before buying one to make sure that you will be able to assemble it without any problems.
  9. Warranty – it’s always a good idea to choose a model that comes with some warranty. Most of the quality carts come with a warranty that is between 6 months and 1 year.


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