Northern Industrial Platform Truck - 1,000-Lb. Capacity, 30in. x 50in.
Very poor Casters!
Loaded my welder pushed into the shop and the front tire blew. For a few dollars they could have put some good casters on.
September 1, 2013
Not 1000# platform truck
Pro: easily assembled, good bed and handle, low price
Con: poor tires and swivel bearings. Good truck if you stay below 200 pounds. Tires are woefully under capacity (soft), even at 30 PSI max. Difficult for 1 man to move 500 pounds on a concrete sidewalk. Swivel caster bearings are failing after a few months of only occasional use with 150 - 200 pound loads.
September 13, 2011
Northern Industrial Platform Truck — 1,000-Lb. Cap
Bought two of these carts last year to move my school's air rifle team equipment. The carts have been wonderful. Before the carts we hand carried several trips to set up our air rifle range. With the carts we make one trip and save a lot of time. Easy to put together. Did have to inflate the tires prior to use.
February 15, 2010
300 lb CAP not 1000lbs!!!
WITH 600lbs on tar roads and sidewalks this cart is barely moveable by 6'1" 230lb guy. The wheel brackets have bent and have blown two tires. I believe the problem is the angle of the swevel tires frame is too steep, making steering almost impossible with this weight. Check tire load capacity!!! the platform and handle are good though thats how it gets 1 star.
January 4, 2010
Needs solid casters!
Overall good product but will be switching over to solid casters as the air filled tires do not handle heavy loads. I think the 1,000 pound capacity rating is a bit too generous as a 500 pound load makes it flex and hard to manuver.
July 20, 2009
Good Value for Light Duty Cart
This is a good cart if you have loads that are not more than about 300 Lbs. It rolls easily over any surface, as long as you do not overload it. If you need to haul heavier loads it will work fine on smooth surfaces, but not on unpaved dirt or grass. It works perfect for my needs.
July 20, 2009
Nice heavy duty cart.
Good construction and quality cart. It was delivered with only half the bolts, I call Northern and told them and they quickly sent replacement bolts. The only thing I would change on the cart would be to raise the height of the handle, it's a little low.
July 13, 2009
the right tool
This item is very sturdy and is used to move computer systems around all day. The large pnumatic tires work over rough ourdoor pathways and even on grass when moving equipment between buildings. The size is just right to move a full compliment of equipment without having problems with doors or narrow hallways, any longer or wider and it would be a big problem.
If you purchase this item mout the swivel wheels closest to the handle or heavier loads will be problematic ;-)
November 18, 2008
We purchased 12 of these carts thinking they would hold up to 1000lbs per their description. We put them all togather then went to put our wooden backs on them. After putting about 200 lbs on them we could not move them. So if you are thinking of putting much weight on them do not buy them. After contacting the rep. they say they are only good for 250 lbs. So sad for us for not reading between the lines.
April 25, 2008
Great cart. Will probably get another.
July 11, 2007