Deluxe Rolling Garden Seat with Easy Change Turnbars
The product once put together works great. The seat is comfortable. The stearing is a litte difficult to manipulate but once you get use to it it is fine. I would have given the product an 5 star rating if it was not for the poor assembly directions. Assembly took a lot longer than it should have just trying to understand the directions. My advice is to just use them for identifying the parts and let common sense guide you.
June 23, 2014
Great garden seat
Does exactly what I needed. I can sit and pick caterpillars from butterfly weed or prune roses without bending. I have breathing problems and cannot bend to garden. We had to heat and bend the handle as it was too high for me. The tires really stink but not an issue outside. The little tub under the seat has no drain holes so we had to drill some. The cushion is well made but impossible to attach but can used just lying on the seat. Overall I'm pleased with my purchase.
June 19, 2014
This purchase was a gift for the woman in my life who takes pleasure in planting flowers and making the yard look nice. I know how uncomfortable planting and weeding can be and thought of her as soon as I saw it. She is very happy with and loves it. It was a wonderful idea and makes her planting and weeding much more comfortable and relaxing.
June 16, 2014
Deluxe Rolling Garden Seat with Easy Change Turnba
I want to say the best thing since sliced bread, but there's been a few. This rolling garden seat is totally awesome. Easy to move, very comfortable, any one who has limited standing time it is the answer. Would recommend it to everyone even if you have no issues, you can carry your gardening tools, phone, drink, bug spray & gloves. I Love it wouldn't trade it for anything.
May 30, 2014
Bought this for my wife and she is happy with it. That's worth 5 stars right there.
Other nice points: the tool tray under the seat is large enough to hold a hand trowel or small pair of garden shears (although if you lower the seat height all the way down, the seat post will intrude into the storage area, although it doesn't actually contact the tool tray.,
The cushioned seat and the tool pouches are a nice touch also.
Take off 1 star for the laughable assembly instructions: half a dozen scribbled illustrations (a 5-year old child could have drawn them better) and text that doesn't match the drawings and barely resembles the reality of the assembly process. The only good news about the assembly is that a reasonably competent handyman won't NEED instructions for something this simple. But a novice might be in trouble.
Take off another star for the "400 lb" weight limit. There is absolutely NO WAY this thing would be usable with that much weight on it, assuming the small-diameter, thin-wall tubing didn't just fold up under the weight. 200# would be a more reasonable load. And even under that load (50% of stated maximum), steering while sitting on it is flat-out impossible, even on smooth, flat concrete - don't even try it on grass or gravel.
Don't get me wrong. I'm sure my wife will get lots of use out of it in our garden - she doesn't weight 400#, after all! But I like to buy stuff that is WAY better (stronger, more power, etc, etc) so as not to ever come close to an item's limits, much less exceed those limits.
For example, I buy 400#-rated ladders, when I only weigh 220. That way, with only moderate care, I'll never have a chance of wearing out the ladder, much less exceeding it's limits. Not the case with this cart, I fear.
Other dings, though not bad enough to take off a star:
The "rear basket" is tiny and flimsy - you will NOT be putting your garden harvest in there. It's barely big enough for a few tomatoes or peppers, and I seriously doubt it would hold more than 5 to 10 lbs of weight, so you won't be using it to anchor a large basket.
The tires were flat when I took them out of the box. Not the end of the world (after all, everyone in the world has an air compressor, right? Well, good thing I do...). But when was the last time you bought ANYTHING with pneumatic tires and they weren't aired up at the factory? How hard is that?
Lastly, the packaging was a joke: just a big cardboard box with everything tossed into it loose - NO padding/packaging materials beyond a few plastic bags and the odd piece of bubble wrap here and there.
What's the bottom line? Even with all the caveats, I would still recommend this to others. It gets the job done at a reasonable price.
Just don't expect the world, and make SURE that you (or a friend/neighbor/relative/etc) can assemble something like this using just common sense -without needing clear, step-by-step instructions.
July 13, 2013