Northern Industrial Drum Truck -1000-Lb. Capacity
Lifting my Spirits
You want a review of this drum truck?! Of course you do. I didn't say this drum truck will change your life ... yet, but I'm about to. This drum truck will change. your. life!
Fully assembled? uhhh, CHECK. Fully functional? uhhh CHECK. Great Paint Job? uhhhh HECK YES!
We have a little pip-squeak at work. Poor kid is barely 110lbs soakin wet. I tell Pete (that's his name). I say, "Pete, move this new 55-gallon drum of Castrol Coolant into the machine shop. NOW!" I must note, Pete responds really well when I yell at him...it's sort of weird now that I think about it. Anyway, here comes this kid running over. I give him the slightest amount of help by tipping the drum a little. Pete slides the truck under the barrel and I tell you what. This kid tips this down with the greatest of ease.
With the barrel sitting in the warm strong arms of this amazing Northern Industrial Drum Truck -1000-Lb. Capacity, Pete was able to push this brand new barrel of coolant like a bulldozer making a fresh pass through dew covered grass in the autumn.
You want to look like a super hero? Get this cart!
September 29, 2014
Very good value for the price. I looked at lots of options, many of them higher priced, but this unit does the job and does it well. Quality construction, fast shipping, and great value.
June 16, 2014
Easy to use
This cart was very well put together and helped us accomplish everything we thought it would. Thanks!
May 4, 2014
I just picked up this dispensing truck yesterday to handle 55 gallon barrels of resin. I immediately tried it with a full barrel. It works fine, unlike a couple of reviews posted. Construction is good. I would like to see a small improvement in the barrel hook...it works fine but could use a lil stouter hook...mine did not bend or anything... just an observation. I tiled and moved a full barrel of resin (550 Lbs) - I weigh 155 lbs... no problem. I can easily roll it around , turn, etc...
The barrel will tilt enough to dispense at 2 angles. A 5 gallon bucket WILL slide under the handle with lid off.
The only thing - when you tilt a full barrel all way down, then tilt back to vert.... the design kinda makes it jump up.... only about 5 inches but enough to 'jolt' you a bit... esp a little guy like me. The handles will jar your arms if you let it...
Would I buy this unit again ? Yes I would... for the money... it was a good buy...
It does what it is designed to do and should last a while....
April 11, 2013
I contemplated buying this cart for some time and didn't really want to spend the money on it because of previous reviews. I wish I would have bought it a long time ago. It is very well built and saves me a lot of time and energy when filling my five gallon containers from a 55 gallon drum. This purchase is one that I would definitely recommend. Quality product for the money.
October 8, 2012
Well made - but poorly designed
Solidly constructed, but very difficult to use.
The large wheels actually are springloaded so they move up and down - however they move too far and end up not supporting any weight when you tilt back.
The only way to use the cart is by actually tilting it back and balancing on the small wheels, which is very difficult with a full drum. I'm 160lb and could just barely get it tipped, heavier guys can do it a little easier.
I'm going to try to lock the front wheel spring so they can be load bearing, hopefully that will work better.
Additionally, the hook that catches the top of the drum is just bent steel, it doesn't hold very well; and it doesn't drop low enough to grab short drums.
February 3, 2011
Tried to use to move full 55 plastic drum. Cannot be done by one person. Totally inadequate for handling full drums. Had to return.
February 22, 2010
USA Quality, and Great Value for the $
Bought one of these to move barrels for my "grease car" setups. Extremely rugged, lots of thoughtful features, and best of all, its made in the USA! Worth every penny.
July 21, 2009