Dumping Yard Cart - 44in.L x 24in.W, 1200-Lb. Capacity, Model# NTEMP10
Great Cart-"Dont tighten bolts till the end"
This was a gift given to me by a dear friend. It is very well made. I am a 5’3” 60 year old, have a bad knee and I put this together by myself. Assembly was easy as I just followed the instructions. I did complicate the assembly for myself by tightening all the bolts as I went and when you do that the last part will not fit on to save your life. I was sure they sent me the wrong part as it was so far off from fitting. I read thru the instructions and I did everything right so I could not understand why that last part didn’t fit. It was late so I decided to let it sit till morning. The next morning, after some thought, I decided to try loosening everything till they were just held on and like magic it all went to together and fit like it was meant to. Though the instructions didn’t say not to tighten anything down, it was still operator error, ha. I should have known. NOTE; DON'T TIGHTEN ANYHTHING AT ALL TILL YOU GET ALL THE PARTS AND BOLTS IN PLACE!!!
It is very well made and heavy. It has a much higher weight capacity so I suspect I won't maul it like I did my old cart. It rolls so easy I can actually get it up and on my porch which is two steps up, ha. The dumping action works very well and is quite ingenious how they did it on this cart. I love the liner although I think I will need to drill out the tiny drain holes just a bit. They are real small and I can see them getting easily plugged so rain water can’t drain. Maybe I will find me some small rubber hole plugs and drill out new drain holes to fit the plugs. I would only need the plugs if I were transporting something fine like sand that would sift out the two drain holes so I probably would end up storing the drain plugs in the shed anyhow. I don’t see a lot of heavy projects in my future at this point. Just loads of maintenance on my yard and trees and such.
I only had two issues with this cart. The rear axle which is welded to the rear bracket had one of the threads messed up so that you could not get the bolt (the one that holds the wheel on the axle) on straight no matter what you did. I did not have the right size tool in my husband’s tool box to fix these threads (close but mine had the wrong size threads, darn) and since the wheels are the last to go on and I didn’t want to go thru assembly again and I knew as long as I could get it on far enough to hold the wheel on it would be OK. I decided to muscle it on and see how it worked. I couldn't get it down quite all the way to the wheel so I added 2 flat washers (I actually had the right size) to that wheel and now it fits. You can’t even tell as it is not obvious that wheel has a few extra washers on it. So I am happy. I just didn't want to have to take it all apart so I could put on a new axle assembly that I knew the company would send me if I asked.
I know they would have as they sent me a whole new left side to the cart without any trouble or questions. They sent it even though they knew I suspected that the catch was damaged in shipping. They seemed more concerned to get my cart working right and me happy than who was to blame. They sent it fast delivery too and didn't make me jump thru hoops or even prove it was damaged and we are not talking a small part here, they sent me a whole new left metal mesh side to the cart. They wanted me to be happy and thanks to their concern and efforts, I was very happy. It more than made up for the not perfect axle threads, since the part they sent me, they knew was probably a shipping issue and not their fault.
This cart is really cool and so well made. Rides smooth and dumps so easy and not the least bit clumsy. The handle conversion to a tow bar to go on the back of my lawn tractor is so simple a small monkey could do it with one tiny hand. The liner turns this cart into a true multipurpose cart too. The cart is truly the bee’s knees. LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT. What a sturdy beast it is and so attractive to look at. The neighbors will be envious!
September 17, 2013
All around cart
I use it around the garden, hauling in groceries, and even taking the saddle to my mare. What a lifesaver. I couldn't have asked for a better gift! . Very rugged. It handles everything I throw at it. I have had no problems.
September 17, 2013
I am happy with this product. I thought this cart was too heavy to be pulled by hand. It took a lot to pull especially when full. After I kept using the cart it seemed to get easer to pull. Now it is quite easy compared to when new,. I think the wheel bearings need a break in period. I no longer feel as though it is too heavy. The dumping feature is great. The back wheel slides forward making the dumping action easy. 4 stars only because I somehow broke a little spring fastener holding the dump handle in place. I can still dump but I have to be careful. I will have to get a new one somehow. Otherwise the quality is very good.
August 24, 2013
Worth the extra few bucks
We considered a plastic tub dump cart only, then we also looked at garden cart only. With this, we get two for one, double the bang for the buck for use on our 7 acres.
We have used with the tub for hauling mixed concrete, dirt, gravel, sand and mulch, it is freaking awesome. Please note that I plugged the drain holes in the tub intentionally so we never had the same issue as others with the drains plugging unintentionally.
As a garden cart we have hauled bagged soil, bagged concrete mix, portland cement, kids, lumber, firewood and brush.
The tires are fantastic on this cart, gotta give them an A+ for these, and the bearings seem to be holding their own. We have seen absolutely no squatting, even under a very full load.
The reversible handle is another A+, We can go quickly from trailer to hand cart for more precise placement of concrete or materials if needed, and since the parts all stay with the handle so they don't get lost. Nice design work there.
If there is one debatable issue, it is that this wagon is built pretty darn heavy duty, if you overfill it, it gets pretty darn heavy and sometimes difficult to pull by hand. My wife and I see this as a big plus because we do work the heck out of our tools and believe that it is a good thing. I have seen others complain about it and wanted to give our take on it.
We have yet to have a tip over issue, load to big for the side gates or any other negative issue and we have used it a lot this summer. So would we buy it again, absolutely, my in-laws and two of our neighbors already have after seeing ours in action this summer.
August 8, 2013
Best Cart for the Price
After shopping around, this cart has all the features I am looking for and seems to work quite well. It dumps pretty easy and rolls just fine.
Assembly was easy and straight forward. You won't need a second person to help.
I concur with the short turning radius. It is not generally a problem. Although I can see that when pulling with an ATV it is worth paying attention to how hard you try to turn it so you don't bend the tongue.
The hitch part of the tougue surprised me. It is simplier than I imagined it would be. It uses the pin included, so you don't need a pin for your ATV/tractor. The hole on the tongue is smaller than an ATV hitch hole, but the pin included with the wagon works just fine.
The plastic liner has 2 holes in the back to drain water. They don't work! It rained the first night and I had it under the eaves. It filled up with rain water and the holes plugged with some tiny tree parts that came off the roof. Not a big problem. If you really want it to drain, drill the holes bigger. :-)
The liner has a note saying it has a capacity of 80 lbs. That is no where near the 1,200 the cart is rated at. I am not sure of the impact of this yet. I wasn't planning on using the liner that often anyhow.
However, the side walls don't seem like they really can handle that much side pressure weight either. I have been taking them off when hauling wood so it doesn't break the side latches. I don't trust that they really can handle much weight pushing outwards.
For hauling leaves and stuff, I think it will be fine. For hauling heavy stuff, I convert it to a flat bed and it is fine.
June 18, 2013
Well built, great hardware, great design.
Let me start at the beginning.
Well protected in its box,(no one likes getting a product home and finding out it was damaged in its box) great easy to follow assembly instructions, a child could put this together in about 5 minutes.
Seems to be very well built, all the holes were drilled where they should be, it came with good hardware not that really cheap soft hardware that usually comes with stuff these days.
Even the welds were surprisingly well done, Ive seen better but for the price I was pleasantly surprised at the quality.
The sides are easily removable, the plastic dump tub was a good fit although it was a bit thinner than I would have preferred, again for the price, its better than the competition.
The wheels seem to high quality and the ball bearings are a nice touch. I would have loved to have solid/flat free tires even if the overall cost was a bit more. (hint hint)
The handle that reverses, so that you can hook it to your mower or atv was a brilliant idea.
The deck and dump latch assembly are well built.
I would prefer the turning radius was a bit tighter but I haven't have any trouble so far.
May 15, 2013
Handy cart around the yard
I use this wagon to move dirt, logs, manure, grass clippings, wood scraps, etc. I like being able to pull behind my lawn tractor. I also mix cement in it for various projects. Being able to rinse out the plastic liner is nice. I find this wagon to be an excellent alternative to a wheel barrow.
The switchable handle from hand pull to tractor pull is excellent.
The only real weakness I have come across is when I bent the head of the pulling arm when turning too tight of a corner with the lawn tractor. It still works but someday I am going to have to have it cut and re-welded.
April 23, 2013
Oughta have one!
Handy as a pocket on a shirt. Thought of getting one long ago. Wish I had. Go get one, you won't regret it. Your wife can move almost anything while you rest.
October 8, 2012
I bought this cart to haul logs from my wood pile to my log racks and I'm very please with the results. This works much better than a wheel barrow. I can load it up very high with logs and it handles it very well. The unit itself is very sturdy. The turning radius could be improved, but that's a minor point.
October 8, 2012
Amazing little wagon
I mainly bought this wagon to use as a second tool to my wheelbarrow. I can honestly say that I now use this more then I have ever thought I would. So much easier to use as you really get up there in weight well past what I could do with the wheelbarrow which I love since I don't have to make as many trips. The inflatable tires are great. The overall function of the wagon is amazing since there are so many different ways to configure this wagon. I have yet to find a setup on it that doesn't work for what I need it to yet. I've used this to move stone, wood, dirt, plants(which by the way the black tray works great for), and entertaining the kids with rides in it. I'm definitely glad I bought this wagon over the smaller ones that you can buy. The extra money has more then payed for itself just with time saved.
August 20, 2012