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Post  jimmy cee on 5/2/2018, 10:38 pm

This cart is worth every penny and possibly much more. I have never seen such a work horse as this. It is very sturdy, can turn on a dime, does not need to be balanced like a wheel barrel, Large wheels make it easy to pull anywhere.
I've been a wheel-barrel fan for many years, however now my wheel-barrel is stored away in a dark basement.
can haul anything that it holds. . My son has been using it for 2 years and it has been put through the grinder....
Any one considering this, get it...






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Post  llama momma on 5/3/2018, 12:22 am

Hi Jimmy
I've had a Gorilla Cart for about 5 years or so.  I love the dumping feature. 

Just watch out for the  front axle right in the center between the wheels.  Underneath on mine anyway is a little metal post that can come out of the hole its suppose to be in.  When that post lifts out, or gets bounced up and out from rough terrain,   the wheels and axle sort of collapse into a mess resulting in the wheels turning in odd crazy positions.  I think maybe a simple cotter pin (?) held the post in position and mine must have loosened, fallen off  and needs replaced.  In the meantime I am very careful going over bumps or hard turns.


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Post  countrynaturals on 5/3/2018, 12:23 am

We gave our daughter one of these for her birthday last year and she loves hers.  I love you
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Post  Kelejan on 5/3/2018, 5:58 pm

For a long time I have wanted a Gorilla Cart as pulled around by our weekly paper delivery family.  There is one at a nearby store, just five minutes away, and I believe it was priced near the $200Canadian mark and is still there after being on display for well over a year. It is the one with holey metal sides so would not hold water unless there is a bin-liner available.

There seems to be quite a variety online holding from 600, 800 and 1,000 pounds. In metal and metal/plastic bodies.

I do know that it would have saved me a lot of work in my recent project of moving wood chips, grass clippings , leaves etc around my garden.

I did not know they were called gorilla carts until you said, Jimmy.
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Post  countrynaturals on 5/3/2018, 6:03 pm

@Kelejan wrote:I did not know they were called gorilla carts until you said, Jimmy.
I didn't know that, either, Kel, but it looks the same as the one we bought for our daughter. It also dumps.  Cool
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Post  Kelejan on 5/3/2018, 7:40 pm

I just remembered that a couple of weeks ago a young mom passed me pulling one of these and I remarked on it as it was in good shape and she said she bought it at a yard  sale for $25.00.  How green can one get? Very Happy
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Post  sanderson on 5/5/2018, 2:58 am

It also looks like is would be good for mixing batches of Mel's Mix. Sort of like my cement pan, only bigger, deeper, on wheels, etc.

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Post  jimmy cee on 5/5/2018, 11:14 pm

@sanderson wrote:It also looks like is would be good for mixing batches of Mel's Mix.  Sort of like my cement pan, only bigger, deeper, on wheels, etc.
It certainly would do that, and an additional benefit would be the elevated open bed. Terrific for thos finding it difficult to bend..matter of fact Sanderson, it would be a great SFG bed. One that could be worked in sitting in a chair, then moved around say a deck where it could be moved in and out of suns rays. thinking
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Post  sanderson on 5/6/2018, 3:53 am

Razz  If one could find cheap used ones! I do have a Gwennifer table top with wheels. http://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t17176-gwennifer-s-table-tops?highlight=gwennifer

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Post  hammock gal on 5/6/2018, 8:26 am

I find that the tires/wheels make a huge difference. Your cart has great ones, I bet that helps a lot with the maneuverability. I wish I had known that when I bought my cart. It does the job, but it's not always easy. I'm jealous of yours! cutesie
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Post  jimmy cee on 5/6/2018, 11:03 pm

@hammock gal wrote:I find that the tires/wheels make a huge difference. Your cart has great ones, I bet that helps a lot with the maneuverability. I wish I had known that when I bought my cart. It does the job, but it's not always easy. I'm jealous of yours! cutesie
Seems the larger wheels make it most easy to manipulate. It can literally turn on a dime.   I was reluctant in beginning but as I mentioned my wheel barrel is deep in the basement ready for our next yard sale.. I sure there can be many other uses for it also..
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Post  Kelejan on 5/7/2018, 8:03 am

I would love to see a selection of these carts all together so that I could handle them and see what is best for me as a small woman.

On a  par with realizing that 6x3 beds are better than 4x4s for me, and that now it may be time for raised beds.
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Post  yolos on 5/7/2018, 10:42 am

@Kelejan wrote:I would love to see a selection of these carts all together so that I could handle them and see what is best for me as a small woman.

On a  par with realizing that 6x3 beds are better than 4x4s for me, and that now it may be time for raised beds.
https://gorillacarts.com/product-category/poly-garden-carts/

They have all kinds at their web site.  Also, you can buy them most anywhere but they do not have all varieties anywhere.  Amazon, home depot, lowes, walmart, target.
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Post  jimmy cee on 5/7/2018, 10:38 pm

@jimmy cee wrote:
@hammock gal wrote:I find that the tires/wheels make a huge difference. Your cart has great ones, I bet that helps a lot with the maneuverability. I wish I had known that when I bought my cart. It does the job, but it's not always easy. I'm jealous of yours! cutesie
Seems the larger wheels make it most easy to manipulate. It can literally turn on a dime.   I was reluctant in beginning but as I mentioned my wheel barrel is deep in the basement ready for our next yard sale.. I sure there can be many other uses for it also..
I just piled a bunch of lumber on top today, nicely balanced and still easy to manipulate. It can tip depending on how weight is distributed..
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Post  sanderson on 5/8/2018, 3:14 am

I saw a nice one for sale on Craig's List, 150 miles away. A little too far. But it was $100 and had the dumping feature.

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Post  countrynaturals on 5/8/2018, 12:01 pm

@sanderson wrote:I saw a nice one for sale on Craig's List, 150 miles away.  A little too far.  But it was $100 and had the dumping feature.
Geez, that's all ours cost, new. It must have been a knock-off, but it has the dumping feature, turns well, and it's served us for 2 years. We did have to replace the tires this year, but it was worth it.
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Post  sanderson on 5/9/2018, 8:58 pm

Oh. I wonder if it's a larger size. thinking Oh, well, glad you have one for your acreage.

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Post  jimmy cee on 5/9/2018, 10:29 pm

@sanderson wrote:I saw a nice one for sale on Craig's List, 150 miles away.  A little too far.  But it was $100 and had the dumping feature.
We have the dumping hinge on ours. I will state that if I was ordering one, I would not want that feature. you can dump just as well, maybe even easier by just grabbing upper part of tongue and lifting. In most cases you need to pull cart forward to completely empty cart.
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Post  countrynaturals on 5/9/2018, 11:07 pm

@jimmy cee wrote:
@sanderson wrote:I saw a nice one for sale on Craig's List, 150 miles away.  A little too far.  But it was $100 and had the dumping feature.
We have the dumping hinge on ours. I will state that if I was ordering one, I would not want that feature. you can dump just as well, maybe even easier by just grabbing upper part of tongue and lifting. In most cases you need to pull cart forward to completely empty cart.
Ours just lifts from the front to dump out the back. It's all one piece but the front comes off the base.
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Post  jimmy cee on 5/10/2018, 10:42 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:
@jimmy cee wrote:
@sanderson wrote:I saw a nice one for sale on Craig's List, 150 miles away.  A little too far.  But it was $100 and had the dumping feature.
We have the dumping hinge on ours. I will state that if I was ordering one, I would not want that feature. you can dump just as well, maybe even easier by just grabbing upper part of tongue and lifting. In most cases you need to pull cart forward to completely empty cart.
Ours just lifts from the front to dump out the back. It's all one piece but the front comes off the base.
and you still need to pull cart forward to empty bed
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Post  jimmy cee on 5/27/2018, 1:02 pm

I need to reverse my opinion about that dump feature. It is good especially for heavy loads.
We are now using it to haul firewood to the back yard. Hooked to a tractor it pulls a heavy load nicely, when at the point of unloading, just pull lever, dump and go for another load.
And It is also a great tub for mixing mels mix.
Contents of 3 five gallon buckets fit in nicely with good room for mixing..I started mixing with a hoe, then used a rake. Rake wins all the way..


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Post  sanderson on 5/27/2018, 1:32 pm

Thanks for the testimonies.

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Post  Kelejan on 5/27/2018, 10:53 pm

Thanks for letting me know that the dumping feature is a good thing to have.  All info from actual users is helpful.
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Post  sanderson on 5/28/2018, 3:08 am

@Kelejan wrote:Thanks for letting me know that the dumping feature is a good thing to have.  All info from actual users is helpful.
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Post  has55 on 5/28/2018, 4:07 am

I like the look of the gorilla cart. Jimmie Cee Is it metal or plastic walls? the price is excellent.
I still using my garden way cart. it over 40 yrs old. It's get a workout. this is a similar cart-  Large Gardener’s Supply Cart
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