If you are into gardening or farming, you definitely understand the value of a dump cart around your space. You will most likely spend a good chunk of your time maintaining and taking care of your lawn using a dump cart.
Having a quality dump cart by your side can reduce your workload by a significant margin and help you save time for other activities that you enjoy. It is crucial that you find one that suits your lawn needs the best. Fortunately, you don’t have to dig a hole in your pocket to buy one.
There are multiple dump cart brands in the market, making it difficult for prospective buyers to purchase a functional cart. Hence, here is a list of some of the best dump carts for a lawn & for lawn tractors that I have used and recommend.
1. Gorilla Carts Heavy-Duty Garden Poly Dump Cart review
- PATENTED DUMP FEATURE - Quick-release for easy unloading
- EASY TO USE - Innovative design for simple assembly, superior...
- TOUGH AND DURABLE - 40-inch long x 26-inch wide heavy-duty, rust-proof...
- VERSATILE HAULING - 2-in-1 convertible handle can be pulled by hand or...
- 1-Year Limited Warranty
This beautiful gardening cart is the perfect addition to your gardening tools. It is perfect for people who are looking for a heavy-duty workhorse. This gorilla cart allows lugging, towing, hauling. You can move soil, logs, mulch, firewood, gravel, barrels of water, tools, etc… with this heavy-duty gardening dump cart.
Also, see our full review of Gorilla Garden Carts Models here
This pull cart is made with a 1200 lb capacity and a quick-release dump feature. One popular feature of this gorilla dump cart is the balance and dumping features. While a standard wheelbarrow will engage you to pick the load, balance it through the entire trip and generate the initial force for dumping, the gorilla cart eliminates the need to do most of the work.
There is no need for a balancing act and the quick-release dump is perfect for dropping or disposing of the load. The bed turns completely vertical when you are emptying the load, which can be very convenient when you are working.
The tires are inflated with a proper tube; they have a 5/8 inch axle. The pneumatic tires on this cart help you navigate through any terrain. If they go flat, you can get replacement tires extremely quickly. They are rugged and designed to haul over 1000 pounds. Like most lawn mowers, the bed is waterproof which means that it can withstand many corrosive materials.
The unique handles on this cart convert into a D shape tow hitch. The convertible handles allow the gorilla cart to be attached to an ATV and this allows greater portability. If you have a large property, you can make the gorilla cart versatile by puling water, firewood, and other things. It is a great way to operate small goods for people with physical limitations.
The rustproof bed is pre-drilled and can allow side stakes. Any person can assemble this cart in a maximum of 30 minutes; all you need is a metric socket, Philip screwdriver or just 2 adjustable wrenches.
To prevent rust and aging, the steel frame of the gorilla car is coated with powder. The poly bed is tough enough to allow all kinds of material without any breakage. Stability is top-notch even when the gorilla dump cart is fully loaded.
- It has a Vertical dump
- Wheels can move easily
- convertible handle is Easy to attach
- High load capacity
- No brakes
2. Ohio Steel 15 Cubic Foot Swivel Cart
- 15 cu. ft. heaped poly cart bed
- Patented swivel dump feature that empties anywhere within a 105 deg....
- Foot pedal dump release for hands-free activation of swivel dump
- Impact-resistant premium structural foam cart bed
- Ohio Steel exclusive spring-loaded hitch pin with integrated handle...
I just got this cart a month ago so I’m still in the testing phase. So far I like the overall construction and durability. The setup was easy enough and so far it’s hauling good payloads similar to the Agri Fab I talk about below. I’ll be updating this area as I work with this cart more over the summer.
3. GreenWorks Electric Wheelbarrow – Best for Rough Terrain
- Powered by Green works 40V 4 ahu lithium-ion battery (060-1758) and...
- Run-time of up to 40 minutes with a max load in ideal conditions (flat...
- Durable and rust resistant cargo tub with 3.75 cu. ft. capacity and...
- Self-propelled 10" wheels
- Off-loading assist handle helps users easily off-load material from...
While not a traditional manual dump cart, I had to add this electric cart to the list as many of you may be looking for a solution for rough terrain. With this being electric it will assist you to get your payload to your destination easier. Especially if you are on slopes, have rocky terrain, or even just have to haul long distances.
4. Agri-Fab 750-Pound Max Utility Tow Behind Dump Cart
- 3 Year Limited Consumer Warrant
- Made in USA with some imported components
- Bed size: 32.5"W x 49"L x 12" H
- Steel bed with scratch-resistant, powder-coat paint finish for longer...
- 750-pound load capacity for the large loads
The Agri Fab is considered a great dump cart tool because of its ability to convert from a push car to a tow cart in a couple of seconds. This cart weighs up to 66 pounds; seems heavy but it is legitimately easy to move.
The build on this cart is strong enough to handle a wide variety of heavy-duty garden jobs. The unique design of the Agri Fab utility tow allows multiple uses. You can use it to haul, tow and dump. The feature also makes it easy to load mulch, firewood, gravel, soil, logs, tools, and other materials.
It measures a good 8 cubic feet which is the perfect size for anyone to move around in the garden. It has Pneumatic wheels with a 5/8 inch diameter axle. The wheels help you navigate through different terrains. The grooves on the floor bed have the potential to collect debris but you can avoid this by hoseing and wiping it down after action.
This tow or push dump is made with a poly finish that promotes its durability. This model gives you an extra hand, especially when you have a significant ground you want to cover. The Agri Fab can easily tag along even with the added package.
The poly bed is painted with a powdered finish. The finish is scratch-resistant and very easy to clean up. It protects the Agri Fab against any destruction by rust. This lawn cart is designed to take the toughest jobs and withstand a beating without even showing. The steel frame is also rust-free and can support a load of up to 750 pounds. This makes it easy to move yard waste, concrete, and garbage among other heavy-duty materials.
When it comes to attachment, the Agri Fab has all the right properties. You can attach it to a tractor with the hitch. The hitch is devised with a cotter key and a pin, making it efficient for attachment. This cart is perfect for people with small, medium-sized loans and those with endless acres of land.
Unloading the cart is quite easy; it is equipped with a single release lever that has a dump mechanism. Unloading your cart is non-strenuous when you have this special feature. The wide handle is perfect for controlling the car better and allowing both actions of pushing and pulling to be effortless and sufficient.
- Pneumatic tiles lets you travel on multiple grounds
- The poly bed makes it durable
- The wheels pick up debris as you are working
5. Polar Trailer 8262 HD 1500 Tandem Axle Utility ATV Trailer
- Load capacity: 1500 lbs, Load size: 22 cubic feet
- Weight: 212 lbs, High-impact polyethylene body, All steel frame with...
- Overall Dimensions: 98" X 54" X 31", Body Dimensions: 72" x 40" x 18",...
- Tire size: 18" X 8.5-8", Rugged wide-track rubber tires, Shielded ball...
The polar trailer HD 1500 is a versatile utility dump made from high-quality materials. It is well designed and constructed; which makes it unique to other dumping carts in the market. It comes with unpredictable specifications in terms of color, size, and design. The materials make the cart durable, reliable, and flexible in its capacity and functions. The features on this utility cart make it great. They come in extras so you can replace any worn-out or broken parts.
It is made of all steel frames, which is quite a great concept for a dump track. The material creates maximum stability and is made with incredible smoothness to help you balance out the heavy loads on any terrain. You can use it to transport or haul goods of up to 1500 pounds. It is perfect for hauling dirt, gravel, and other materials.
The steel frames are powder-coated, which prevents any rust formation while you are working with dump products. The high-impact body on the other hand is made of polyethylene which is also rust-free and sturdy.
The polar trailer is an all-rounded cart that is built to last and transport heavy-duty materials. It is helpful for people who love small gardening activities and also those with considerably larger farms. One unique thing about this cart is that it handles heavy-duty products well than most carts in the market. It is designed to travel very rough terrain while withstanding overwhelming capacities.
It weighs 203 pounds which is not surprising at all given the material it is made of and it’s capacity. This 22 cubic feet cart will save you a lot of trips across a large farm. The capacity is able to carry plenty of products in a single trip. The latch on this cart is created for a single quick release. This makes it easy for you to move things around the garden.
- Long lasting
- Can carry major loads
- Caters for a variety for functions
- Well designed
- You can use it on multiple terrains
- It is expensive
6. Polar Trailer LG10 Utility Cart
- Ideal for landscape, farm or yard work projects
- Load capacity: 900 lbs, Load size: 10 cubic feet
- Heavy-duty polyethylene tub, Steel frame with powder coat finish
- Quick release tipper latch and shielded ball bearings, Easy to...
- Overall Dimensions: 69" X 37" X 28", Body Dimensions: 48" x 37" x 16",...
When it was created, the LG10 main intention was used in the home application and lawn care. The polar LG10 is the perfect model for any yard, farm, or garden. It is so expandable; you can use it in small backyard landscaping as well as some farm activities. It is designed for off rod use and can go for a maximum OF 10mph. you can tow this cart as long as it is not on a high-speed application like the highway.
The tubular frame technology of the polar trailer LG10 makes it superior and strong. The metal sheet frames are built to last. This means that you will be using this utility cart for a long time without having to worry about breakdowns. This utility cart has undergone vigorous testing by polar to ensure durability and hard work on your yard.
It features an all-steel frame with a powder coat finish; this ensures it is rust-free and will carry anything that has some liquid consistency across the yard without any damage. The heavy-duty polyethylene tab allows you to carry multiple garden materials without breakage.
With a medium-range capacity of 10 cubic feet hauling the Polar Trailer LG10 trailer can carry up to 900 pounds. It has the ability to carry around 13 cubic meters of foot hauling. This means that you can stack up some firewood, tools and other farming hauls.
It has a quick-release tipper latch that allows you to dump your load at once and make the work as easy as possible. The quick-release works with a tilt and swivel dumping action which does not require a lot of force generation from you. This utility trailer also works with a high ground clearance, which makes it one of the most versatile trailers in the market.
Polar Trailer LG10, as mentioned is ideal for landscaping. It is recommended for people with multiple yard projects. It performs well on any size garden.
- Multiple uses
- Made of heavy duty polyethylene
- Rust free steel frame
7. MotoAlliance Impact Implements ATV/UTV Utility Cart
The impact Implements AVT cart is created to be multipurpose. The gate on the side is perfect for situations where things are too piled up on the cart. This addition helps you get everything contained. The quick-release is created to help dump the disposable waste. This means that the bed turns and dumps the load at your command to make your work easier. This is very convenient when you are working with heavy loads and especially on a moderately large garden or farm.
The tub or bed is made of high-impact polyethylene material and has a capacity of 15 cubic feet. This is a great volume for a moderate amount of work. It is tough enough to allow a good number of gardening materials without breaking.
You will not need to balance the cart through your trip when picking up the load and disposing of the load. The stability of the impact implements cart is perfect. The tires play a huge role when it comes to balancing the whole cart. They are 18 inches, which is pretty big for a cart that size.
They offer a great center of gravity for the loads. The swivel switch allows the Impact Implements cart to be attached to the ATV dump and this helps when it comes to mobility. It is also perfect for towing behind lawn tractors and UTV
It does not matter if you are hauling firewood, your trade tools, gravel, and farming implements, the Impact Implement will make the work easy even in very heavy or difficult terrain.
The assembly is easy and should not take you too long to assemble. The steel tubing frame on the Impact Implements is heavy-duty and powder coated. It is rust-resistant, scratch-resistant, and will last you a long time if you take care of the cart and do not misuse it.
At 120 pounds, the Impact Implements Dump cart is quite heavy. The maximum load is around 1500 pounds, which is perfect for garden and medium-sized farms activities. Generally, if you are planning to haul heavy things the Impact Implements is perfect. the 16 gauge removable mesh walls allow for excess piling without dropping it on the trail.
- It is perfect for off road trailing
- High hauling capacity
- Has a quick release latch
- The polyethylene is high impact and durable
- Direct and easy assembly
The buying guide – How To Select a Dump Cart for your Lawn or Lawn Tractor
Dump carts are also equipped with a solid steel bar that is meant to support the axle. The weight is listed depending on how much weight the bar will be able to hold the weight before it can bend by caving in. They can be categorized based on the volume capacity and the load-bearing weight plus the tubs materials.
What to look for in a dump cart
Generally, dump cards have a specific-looking shape which makes them practical and very easy to use. Before you settle on a model, you have to check out the following factors to determine if the cart suits your needs.
As stated, dump carts are categorized into 800 lbs and 100-2000 lbs based on their load-bearing capacities. The load capacity you choose will determine the load you will be able to carry across the given field. Load capacity also affects the price tag. If you are working on a farm, you need one with a bigger capacity as opposed to people working on gardens.
How mobile do you want your dump cart to be? The size of the wheel will determine the mobility of your cart. A dump cart with larger or heavier wheels ensures bigger mobility. This feature is useful when carrying larger loads.
You want to keep an eye on the overall weight before it is loaded. A lighter dump cart helps you carry the loads better and make the work much easier. The weight of the dump cart also affects mobility. Poly-based wagons are much lighter than metallic ones.
A good dump cart should handle more than one purpose. Regular carts can only manage plants and mulch. If you are going for a dump cart, you should ensure it does much more than that. dump carts have a wide range of gardening tasks, while not all of them can handle all the tasks, they preferred one should be able to handle most of them. They include moving plants, rock, wood, soil, equipment, rubbish, and produce.
There are many carts available that have the ability to unload the material in the cart by a handle. You should consider the dump carts having unloading mechanisms.
This unloading can either be a tip + dump design or the release mechanism in the handle. In both ways, this will help to unload the material other than manually.
Everybody wants a dump cart that won’t last. But it is difficult to know which is the best one and which is not. That is why the companies provide the warranty with their products to satisfy the buyers.
A product of having a warranty is the security of its high quality of the product. Warranty mainly is the claim option in case of any quality issue to get a free repair or exchange of the product.
Materials & Types of Dump Carts
The process of dump cart choosing is quite time-consuming but choose it wisely according to your lawn size and design.
Here are some types of dump carts available in the market.
The poly tub trailer
Polly tub is an expensive material and favored by many people.
Dump carts with poly tub construction are the ideal option for homeowners.
It is ideal because it is made of tough plastic materials and can be very durable. The plastic is very good quality and will not crack. Additionally, it is watertight which means you can use it to haul wet loads like manure and messes without having them leak out. You can clean it up easily if you have a garden hose.
It is the first priority for many owners not only due to its affordable price but also their high-grade plastic material is quite an impressive thing for them. That high plastic material tub ensures durability and resistance to cracks and breaks in the plastic.
The tub is 100% waterproof which ensures the owner to move gravel, manure, and mud without the risk of leaking.
Besides all these properties, the best thing about them is the cleaning of the cart. You can clean it just by using a garden hose by washing it with water.
The plastic tub
After the poly tub carts, the plastic tub dump carts are the other viable options for the lawn owners and gardeners. It seems the same as the poly tub in structure and shape but there is a much difference between both of them by pricing.
The plastic used for their tub structuring is of very low quality. It is commonly said that plastic tub carts are the best option if you do not need heavy hauls extremely across the lawn.
The plastic tub of the carts is thinner than poly tub dump carts so they are just useful to move the light materials. The bad thing about them is the caving in of the heavy material if any placed over it.
If you mistakenly or intentionally placed the gravel or wood in their tub then the tub tends to crack, tear or puncture.
You can opt for a cheaper plastic tub. In appearance, it looks much like poly but it is quite different in structure. The plastic is much thinner and cannot take all types of loads. It can cave in easily when you overload and will not last you for as long as you expect. Plastic readily tears, cracks, and splits which explains why it is cheaper.
The Steel Tub Dump Cart
Steel is also expensive and good material for dump carts. You will not need a shoe to empty the cart. It is very heavy which means your work will be twice as hard while moving things around. they are very expensive but the material is durable.
These are the most durable ones available in the market. They are a little more expensive than a poly tub and a plastic tub dump cart.
It is made of high-quality steel design and has been fitted with many advanced features to make it use to ease and comfort.
The best thing about these types of carts is the presence of the removable tailgate which is quite useful to dump the loader without creating a mess.
If you really want something that can make you worth your investment then the steel tub is the best option.
The other best thing about these carts is their capacity for loading and moving the heavy loads which makes them easy to move the equipment and gravel.
The bad thing about this product is the risk of rusk so you will need to keep it clean after any work.
The pricing of this product is a little more but they will be worth it when you will enjoy moving a heavy amount of bricks and trees on it.
But if you really want some precious product then you should just give it a try because they are more sturdy and durable.
Structural Form “Polymer” Dump Cart
The polymer of low density used in these carts makes them unique and durable. The use of high-quality polymer materials is used in its design which is quite impressive.
The best thing about this cart is the presence of built-in pockets on both sides which allows the user to add extensions to sides.
The high polymer used to make tubs is stain proof and scratch proof. With so many added features of premium high-quality material for design, you will definitely need to pay more for these types of carts.
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There are several carts available in the market and their quality highly depends on the amount of cash you are willing to use to purchase a dump art. The less expensive carts are made of different materials from the expensive ones. If you are not keen on looking for the difference between the good and bad dumps you will end up purchasing a poor quality cart. Poor quality carts have less quality and not to mention less durability.
The cheaper ones will last you for up to a year and you will have to replace that with a new one. At the end of the day, it all comes down to how much money you are willing to cash out and the type of landscape or work you have.