Northern Industrial Tools Jumbo Wagon - 48in.L x 24in.W, 1400-Lb. Capacity
I just bought this wagon 2 months ago and the handle is already falling off where they welded it on. I use it to carry my mower, weed wacker, blower, rake, bags and gasoline and its already half way off. I just think they would care about the welding a bit more
July 19, 2014
It pull good and it heavy duty. Now when do I get my new car for this review Thanks.
July 4, 2014
Jumbo wagon 48x24 inches
This is a good solid wagon with sides that can be hinged down to open it up or to make loading easier. It can carry more load than I can pull. It is priced competitively and I looked elsewhere but did not find as much cart for my money as this one.
It has nice big pneumatic tires that make is possible to pull this on sand and grass without getting stuck or bogged down. Most of my use is on sand, so this is important to me.
I have bought two of these wagons from Northern Tool + Equipment.
My only complaint is that the assembly of my first wagon was difficult. Now that I have learned that is is easier to substitute a longer bolt for the front wheel assembly (see photo), I can do it much faster and easier. I could not get the nut started on the swivel bolt underneath until I substituted a slightly longer bolt. I had to do this on both wagons. On the second wagon, I had to ream out one washer for the wheel assembly. Better parts for these two steps would make it easier.
All in all, it is a good buy on a useful piece of equipment that does not require fuel to move things around.
July 3, 2014
Love My Wagon!
Easy to assemble, looks great, and it is the perfect size for what I needed. Nice high side let you haul 5 gallon buckets. Big, yet narrow enough to fit through the door to haul my groceries from the truck to the kitchen. Turns easily and has a nice long handle. My only complaint would be that the cotter pins tend to fall out. Lost one already, and had to zip tie the others.
June 26, 2014
Wheels/Tires need improvement
I've used this cart for one season to move firewood near to the house during the winter. Recently went to move some wood and noticed a flat tire. This cart has never seen any surface other than my back lawn. The tube was shot so I ordered a new one. Went to install it and noticed a lot of daylight through the tires. Ordered flat-free replacements (didn't see the review where it mentioned not fitting on this cart, my mistake). Ordered bearings to reduce bore to 5/8" from 3/4" as supplied. Hub was too wide so I had to buy locally bearings with no flange on the outside of hub, driving them down into the bore to reach threaded portion of the shaft so as to get the nut on. Seems to be OK. Sure wish this cart came with flat-free from the start. The original tires are just nothing but junk and will need replacing in a short time. The rest of the cart is awesome though!
June 23, 2014
In putting wagon together, instructions leave a lot to be desired. The sides panels have levers to drop them. The levers are useless in design. The cart it's self is great. Large air filled tires can carry a heavy load. Good buy for the money.
June 11, 2014
Best deal on the market for about a $150 delivered
I was thinking about a wheel barrel... but they are unstable, tough to manuver, and often tip over.. plus.. you gotta hoof it to dump it.. that considered, I opted instead for this wagon.. which is pretty tough... no it isn't a heavy contractors wheel barrel... and you won't really be able to put a half ton plus of stuff on it, but for moving trash cans that are too heavy to drag.. or piles of dirt from a dug up lawn,where I used upside down trash can lids on it(sides removed).. and slid them off to dump them.. well . it's almost perfect.. I will say his.. open it up outside.. and let the vapors from the paint and tires evaporate before bringing it into your garage.. that may take some time... but so far.. It has been a helpful device around the yard.. and I am pleased with it... all the parts were there.. it went together in about an hour.. and it hasn't broke or shown any signs of being cheaply made junk..I'd say.. don't put over about half the rated weight on it.. it will be too hard to pull.. and you will break it... but if you do that half weight max.. it should be fine and work decent enough for several years... barring a nail in the tire.. or one of your jealous neighbors making off with it!!
June 2, 2014
It works, but some issues
Lots of pieces and parts to assemble. Was surprised how small the box was with the contents. Instructions could be improved with an actual size guide to the parts. There also seemed to be a few minor instructions missing. Why, well there was a washer left over that I could not find on the diagrams where it should have gone.
I cut a 3/8" piece of plywood to place inside the bottom of this wagon. The mesh is pretty flimsy if a heavy object was placed in the span of mesh with no support under it, it would bend pretty easy.
The other issue was the wheels. They were mounted on the rims pretty poorly. The bead around the rim varies in depth. So the wheels wobble, but they haven't fallen down yet. I'm afraid to mess with straightening them for fear they will never hold air again. At slower speeds you notice a bit of wobble.
For my use of hauling fishing gear from the parking lot to a good fishing spot it worked pretty good. I didn't have it loaded very heavy. (cooler, poles, tackle box, chairs. Tried to have my son pull me, but he declined.)
On relatively flat surfaces it pulls very easy. On dirt and grass it gets a little tougher. I was very careful to travel straight up or down a hill and avoided going at an angle. This wagon will be top heavy and has slightly narrow front wheel base to allow turning with sides down.
The paint easily scratches. Trying to decide if I want to constantly touch up the scratches, or use some sort of protective film (or the old stand by duct tape).
This is definitely something to keep out of the elements. I can see that rust would quickly overtake this if not properly cared for.
Another item you might want, depending on usage, is wheel chucks. I used the cooler at one end and a small log I found at the fishing spot to keep it from rolling into the lake.
So overall I like what I am able to do with it. It fills a need that I had. I just have reservations on how long it might last.
May 29, 2014
Very good wagon
I have owned this wagon for about 4 years now. I use it to haul lumber, firewood, concrete blocks, chicken feed, tools, potting soil, and almost anything I can or want to put in it.
I pull this by hand at times but most of the time I pull it with my garden tractor. I built a small attachment to allow the handle to be hooked to the tractor. I am on 5 acres and use this all over the 5 acres. It has been a great helper. A few of the reviews say they had problems with parts bending and breaking. Well that is probably the fault of improper assembly. All you need to do is assemble it according to the directions paying attention to tightening all bolts. And then a little maintenance goes a long way. Mine is stored outdoors under a tree at times and mostly next to the chicken coop.
I dropped 10 80lb bags of concrete from the bed of my pickup into the wagon and nothing bent or broke. That is a total of 800lbs. I have hauled a chevy long block down our 1 mile long rough dirt and rock private road. It didn't bend or brake.
Oh I did replace a tire that was cut on a stone.
May 28, 2014
THIS WAGON IS NOT RED!
I am absolutely in love with this cart/wagon. My husband bought it for me because red is my most favorite color. However, IT IS NOT RED - IT IS BURGUNDY! :((
Price is great and the product is substantial and very well-built. It would be nice if it WERE ACTUALLY THE COLOR ADVERTISED.
May 26, 2014