Polar Sport Garden/Utility Cart - 52in.L x 26in.W, 400-Lb. Capacity, Model# 108376
Mostly good but flawed.
It's very strong and solid. It will hold a big load of firewood or sand. The big wheels make it easy to pull over bumpy ground. It's well balanced. The tub itself (except the wheels) will probably last longer than my lifetime.
On the whole I'm pleased with it. But three flaws really stand out.
First flaw, the dimensions stated in the product description are WRONG. Stated dimensions say it's 26 inches wide so you'd expect it to easily go through a standard 30" wide door. Big surprise to find it's a lot wider than the door, hence it has to stay outside all the time. The tub alone is almost 29 inches from outer edge to edge, wide. Add about four more inches for the wheels and tips of axle. Really, all they need to do is to measure the total length of the axle and they'll know how wide it is. Someone couldn't be bothered I suppose.
Second, whoever put chrome on the wheels did it as cheaply as possible. I got mine on May 15. Now it's August 28 and the wheels already show rust on top of the chrome. Not even four months and it's rusting already! That's the part that will limit the lifespan of this product.
My advice if you buy one, as soon as possible, spray some primer on top of the chromed areas of the wire wheels. Not so much on the wires themselves as on the metal rim the wires are attached to.
Third flaw. The axle is not symmetrical. Whoever built the axles didn't pay attention to quality control. The axle is just two bits of half inch diameter rod welded into a square channel steel bar. But one side of the axle rod is not as long as it should be. The instructions say put the two big washers on each side of the wheel, then insert the cotter pin. But on mine, that works on one side but not the other, where there is only enough room for one washer and a wheel and even then I had to hammer in the cotter pin to get it in.
August 24, 2014
Garden Utility Cart - 400 lbs capacity
An awesome, very well-made product that's very easy to assemble. Everything was expertly packaged. The oversized wheels are real quality and very smoothly rolling. Though I wanted the extra size for large yard projects, I wish there was a way to tip it up on its end like a conventional wheelbarrow for easy storage. I don't want it collecting a lot of rain. That said, I recommend this model to everyone...it's very sturdy.
May 29, 2014
Quality product at a decent price
I was really surprised at the quality of thePolar cart. It is very easy to load and unload, and the sloped end makes it simple to just sweep debris into the cart.
It could be improved by using polyurethane foam tires instead of the heavy solid rubber tires that come on it.
May 23, 2014
Wonderful Garden Cart
I bought this on the recommendation that came with previous reviews. I am not disappointed in my purchase.
It was difficult to determine the exact dimensions, so here they are. The bed of the cart is 24 wide by 32 long, but add another 18 inches to the length for the lip of the cart which makes it 24 x 50 total. It is nicely balanced to move quite a heavy load. It is easy to both pull and push and turn. The bed of the cart is very sturdy and durable material. It was not difficult to assemble, as my husband did not complain one bit.
We use it to move cuttings and plant materials to a remote corner of our 5 acres where they will decompose over time. Overall I, as a mid range amateur gardener, (because I could not choose home handywoman below) am very happy with this cart!
October 24, 2012
Good Quality Product
Cart was very easy to assemble.
It is BIG, but saves a lot of trips.
Storage could be easier if handle had a quick release or hinge.
Front design helps loading and unloading materials but wish it would stand on front with no load.
Very handy, - should have bought it sooner
October 17, 2012
great yard cart
Cart was easy to assemble and solid wheels will not go flat as with other garden carts I have owned. Holds good sized load. Easy to push and dump. Stable design for loading. Love that it can be washed out from messy loads with durable plastic tub.
August 14, 2012
I got tired of pneumatic tires going flat so when I replaced my old garden cart I purchased the Polar Utility cart. It took about an hour to assemble but no big deal. I am very pleased with the cart. It is much easier to pull/push than my old cart. Not for loads much above 400 lbs but I can still haul a good load of firewood from the pile to my house. The dumping design is good for yard work chores as well. I will buy anorther one shortly for my vacation home.
May 14, 2012
Very simple to put together, very tough and easy to use by my wife and I. Recommend to everyone.
January 16, 2012
This cart is easy to put together, sturdy, balanced and just all around great.
I have hauled trees, soil, rocks and lumber and it is easy to load and unload.
Surprisingly light for as sturdy as it is and the solid rubber tires are a must have, no more flat tires!
Every time I use it I say " I love this cart"
October 26, 2011
Best Lawn Cart Ever
This is a great lawn cart. It is easy to assemble and comfortable to use. I particularly like the ability to tilt the cart forward, flush to the ground, to roll in firewood rounds or slide in other heavy items. No more straining my back lifting things into a wheel borrow! The large capacity tub is great for mulch and bulky lawn debris. Large wheels roll easily over rough terrain and the large handle makes for easy pushing, pulling, and dumping. I like the thing so much that I've even bought one as a gift for a friend. I can't think of a single thing I don't like about this cart. I highly recommend this product!
June 13, 2011