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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful.
A pretty good cart if you can get it together
By William McGuire
I purchased the Gorilla Cart because I wanted something to help me move potted plants from my back patio to the planting area I have at the front of the house. Although this is a light duty cart, it seemed robust enough for the tasks I would use it for.
A number of reviewers have commented about difficulty assembling the cart. When I unboxed the cart and looked over the directions, assembly did not seem particularly difficult. I changed my perspective after attempting the first step of securing the dump latch to the tub with four bolts. The assembly difficulties seem to reside in the hardware included with the cart. The bolts resemble carriage bolts, with a square area at the top which fits into a square hole in the tub. With a normal carriage bolt, this arrangement would prevent the bolt from turning as the nut was tightened. However, the Gorilla Cart tub is fabricated from material soft enough to give way as soon as the bolt engaged the nylon insert in the nut. The Phillips slots in the top of the bolt do not provide enough torque to allow the nut to be fully tightened.
There is an easy, if somewhat unorthodox, method for correcting this problem and making cart assembly MUCH easier. Dispense weith the included hardware, and replace it with the following from your local home improvement store:
10 - 5/16 x 1" hex head bolts
2 - 5/16 x 2" hex head bolts
12 - 5/16 stop nuts
12 - 5/16 flat washers
Substitute the appropriate length bolt for the one on the hardware card. Use only the washers from the card. Note that the hardware supplied with the cart is metric, even though nothing on the box or in the instructions tells you that. You can't use a metric nut on a SAE 5/16 bolt - even though they are similar in size the threads don't match. To complete the assembly, I put a flat washer onto one of the 5/16 bolts, slipped it through the holes in the cart frame and tub. added the two washers from the hardware card, and screwed on a 5/16 stop nut. A socket wrench and a box wrench made tightening everything quick and easy. Cost for the substitute hardware was about $5.00..
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful.
highly recommend to any one thinking of the over priced radio ...
By read alot
fastest assemply start to finish under one hour.
I read older reviews and was suspecting a box and a bag of bolts and poorly written instructions.
used the box as a table and 7 steps later wa-la .highly recommend to any one thinking of the over priced radio flyer selections.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful. See all 174 customer reviews...
Strong and Sturdy Cart
I bought this cart to hold an electric sprayer to spray weed herbicide on my property. So i pull the cart around, spraying weed herbicide when needed. Sounds goofy, but it works great. For me this cart is only for that purpose. I am happy with it, it's strong and sturdy. The tires do have a strong smell out of the box, but nothing you can't deal with. I see this cart will last for years. I guess it would be fine as a vegetable garden cart, but it's not as large as a wheel barrow. But i'm happy with it, I think it's well made and strong.