Gardening Tools Review–Gorilla Carts Heavy-Duty Garden Cart


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© 2015 Shanna Lea

Gardening is fun and rewarding but it can also sure be a lot of hard work, especially when it comes time to haul all of the plants, fertilizer, and soil around. It just wasn’t worth picking up each bag and moving it by hand so I figured it was time to get some kind of cart to make it a bit easier. Wheelbarrows are hard on the back and get rusty so that was already out of the question.

After looking around online and finding tons of flimsy carts that didn’t look like they’d last even one full season I came across something fantastic. It’s called a “Gorilla Cart” and it’s a heavy duty gardening cart with a convertible handle and build in dumping feature. Don’t worry; I’ll explain what that means.

What Makes this Gorilla Cart So Great?

It’s the definition of “heavy duty.” It’s got a steel frame and is made of a high strength and rust resistant material. It claims a 1,200 pound hauling capacity. I don’t know of anything that heavy you’d be hauling for gardening, but the option is there.

The convertible handle makes hauling easy. By convertible handle it means you can grab it and pull it by hand or easily attach it to a lawn tractor or ATV.

There is a quick release for easy dumping. The big downside of most carts is having to lift the stuff you’re hauling back out and you won’t need to with this one.

Very durable tires. They are filled with air so they can be punctured but reviewers report that they haul over rocks and bumpy terrain with no issues.

Are there any issues?

The only downside I’ve found so far is the assembly. You do need to put this cart together and most people say it takes around 30-45 minutes to do so and you’ll probably want a second person to help out. The parts all fit together well and the instructions are good, it just takes some time.

Here is a video showing how to assemble the cart.

Gorilla Carts GOR866D Heavy Duty Poly Dump Cart Assembly Video

Some people have issues if they pull it too quickly but the average lawn mower won’t pull fast enough to cause problems. If you’re pulling on an ATV you’ll want to be careful not to go too fast for the cart.

The cart also has a bit of a smell when you first open it up. You may want to store it outside for the first few days before putting it in the garage if it bothers you.


I haven’t been able to find a good, heavy-duty cart to beat this one. The price is great for the quality; the dump feature and handle solve the two main problems I was having. (Needing to lift everything twice and needing separate carts for hauling by hand or hauling with my lawn mower.) Any that didn’t need assembly were 2-3 times the price.

It’s perfect for both heavy gardening and day-to-day use. It’s easy to care for since you don’t need to worry about protecting it from rust. It’ll hold however much you need to haul. All-in-all I think this is the best gardening cart you’ll find.



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