Carts and Utility Wagons Buying Guide

Getting all that garden stuff -- tools, bags of mulch, plants -- from here to there doesn't have to be such a chore, thanks to the wide array of carts and utility wagons available.

Types of Carts and Utility Wagons

Types of Carts and Utility Wagons

No two plants are exactly the same, and no two garden carts and utility wagons do exactly the same thing. And like many other tools and implements for the garden, what you like and need is very much a personal preference. Carts and wagons used to be classified by the number of wheels they had, but those categories have become more fluid as more flexible vehicles have become available. Whether you're in the market for your first cart or need a different utility wagon to fill a new need, here's a short overview to get you started.

Utility Cart

A utility cart resembles a child's wagon; it usually has four wheels and sides. On some utility carts the sides are removable; many times the carts are made from open metalwork to make cleanup less of a chore.

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Smart Carts
$289.99 $279.00

Dimensions: 56L x 32W x 28H in.. LX garden utility cart. Available in 2 wheel styles. Removable heavy duty plastic tub. Holds 7 cu...bic feet, can carry 400 or 600 lbs.. Ergonomic front tilt design with easy handle. Rust proof and leak free. Made in the USA. The Smart Cart LX Garden Utility Cart is the ultimate cart. The industrial-strength poly tub sits in a contractor-grade aluminum frame with option of 20-inch spoke wheels or 16-inch turf wheels for a super-versatile weight capacity. The frame features a comfortable handle on the back and an easy-empty front-tilt design. Patented snap-on snap-off technology allows you to remove the 7-cubic-foot tub with ease and take it anywhere. This will be the best garden cart you've ever owned! The LX version of the legendary Smart Cart has been designed for the specific needs of the serious home gardener. 3 year manufacturer warranty. Available wheel options: 20-inch spoke wheels 7 cubic foot holds up to 400 lbs. 16-inch turf wheels 7 cubic foot holds up to 600 lbs. read more

Smart Carts
$289.99 $279.35

Dimensions: 56L x 32W x 28H in.. LX garden utility cart. Available in 2 wheel styles. Removable heavy duty plastic tub. Holds 7 cu...bic feet, can carry 400 or 600 lbs.. Ergonomic front tilt design with easy handle. Rust proof and leak free. Made in the USA. The Smart Cart LX Garden Utility Cart is the ultimate cart. The industrial-strength poly tub sits in a contractor-grade aluminum frame with option of 20-inch spoke wheels or 16-inch turf wheels for a super-versatile weight capacity. The frame features a comfortable handle on the back and an easy-empty front-tilt design. Patented snap-on snap-off technology allows you to remove the 7-cubic-foot tub with ease and take it anywhere. This will be the best garden cart you've ever owned! The LX version of the legendary Smart Cart has been designed for the specific needs of the serious home gardener. 3 year manufacturer warranty. Available wheel options: 20-inch spoke wheels 7 cubic foot holds up to 400 lbs. 16-inch turf wheels 7 cubic foot holds up to 600 lbs. read more

Luxor
$359.00 $153.72

Made of heavy duty polyethylene for strength and durability3 lip up shelvesManufacturer's lifetime warranty11 inch clearance betwe...en shelves400 lb load capacityMade in USA . Transporting equipment and materials has been as easy as it is with the Luxor 3 Shelf Garden Center Cart at your hands. This is a common and popular choice for garden center use or even at home. Perfect for carrying plant trays and other garden nursery items. Choice of casters for various conditions. Polyethylene is extremely durable and stands up well to frequent use. Color: Black/Putty/Gray. read more

Mighty Max
$199.99 $159.00

Overall dimensions: 37L x 19W x 25H in.. The most versatile garden cart replaces tons of tools. Use as a flatbed cart with or with...out endwalls. Great for the garden, beach, fishing, and more. Easy rolling load bearing wheels – easily hauls over 500 lbs.. Or as a tilting tub on a two-level cart. Retracts for compact and simple storage. 5-minute assembly with easy color instructions and assembly tool included. Manufacturer's limited 5-year warranty. Color options available. Bring the Mighty Max Double Decker Garden Cart with you where you work, and you'll wonder how you even went alone. This amazingly versatile cart works great in the garden, on the beach, on the trail, or at the lake, and replaces many pieces of equipment and is easy to change and use. The 32-inch handle pulls a 37L x 19W flatbed on 8- x 4-inch firm grip rubber wheels - incredibly useful on its own. Add in the removable endwalls for extra stability and a 6-inch tilting tub on top and you've got a cart, wheelbarrow, and more in one easy unit. Whether you're hauling up to 500 pounds of material, rolling a cooler to the beach, or spreading dirt or gravel, the Mighty Max is your tool for the job. When the day is done, retract this handy cart for space- and time-saving storage. Color options available. Color: Green. read more

Dump Cart

A dump cart may look like either a utility cart or a wheelbarrow, but with the added feature of a hinged container that enables you to conveniently empty the contents.

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Gorilla Carts
$119.99 $112.55

Gorilla Carts GOR5-COM Poly Garden Dump Cart with Steel Frame and 10" Pneumatic Tires, 800 lb Capacity, Grey: Patented quick-relea...se dump feature makes unloading quick and easy New frame design reduces assembly time while offering improved... read more

Gorilla Carts
$81.99

600 lb. Capacity Poly Garden Dump Cart - GOR4PS. Rugged pneumatic tires make it easy to traverse various terrain. Durable frame an...d bin built for years of service. Front pull handle for easy pulling movement from job to job read more

Gorilla Carts
$317.99

1,500 lb. Capacity Heavy-Duty Poly Garden Dump Cart - GOR10COM. Rugged pneumatic tires make it easy to traverse various terrain. D...urable frame and bin built for years of service. Front pull handle for easy pulling movement from job to job read more

Gorilla Carts
$119.99 $112.55

Gorilla Carts GOR5-COM Poly Garden Dump Cart with Steel Frame and 10" Pneumatic Tires, 800 lb Capacity, Grey: Patented quick-relea...se dump feature makes unloading quick and easy New frame design reduces assembly time while offering improved... read more

Wheelbarrow

A wheelbarrow may have one or two wheels as well as handles and a large container in which to carry items. Many wheelbarrows also have dumping capabilities.

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Lifetime
$150.37

All black Friday and cyber Monday orders will ship by December 16th. The Lifetime 6.5 cu. ft. Plastic Wheelbarrow can help lighten... your loads and make material transport easy. 100% post-consumer recycled material and features a tapered front to help... read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$99.99

Better Homes and Gardens Beverage Cart: Made of Galvanized Steel and Carbon Steel Large rectangular tub Serving tray Wine bottle h...older on 2 sides Perfect for entertaining outdoors and indoors Hand wash only Overall dimensions: 25.19"W x 20.27"D x... read more

GSS Home
$326.50

Features. 48 gallon 2 wheel.. Greenstone body cart.. With black attached lid.. Manufactured using medium density polyethylene.. Ma...nufactured using up to 50% recycled content.. Cart is fully recyclable.. Cart has wheels making it easier to tilt & roll..... read more

GSS Home
$110.70

Made with a durable steel design. Matte brown powder coated finish. This 3-tier design offers even more display space. Assembly re...quired. . Finish - Matte Brown.. Dimension - 11 L x 23 W x 31 H in. SKU: ITCR171 read more

Flatbed

A flatbed utility cart has a large flat surface to move items. It does not have sides, which makes it convenient for hauling awkward-size pieces.

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Sportsman
$129.99 $99.99

Find Lawn Equipment at Target.com! Load up the Sportsman Series Flatbed Cart with bags of soil for the flower beds, grass seed for... the lawn, supplies for painting the deck, or grain for the horses. The 36 x 18 inch welded steel mesh deck can hold a load of up to 550 pounds. With that much weight capacity, this Flatbed Cart can handle just about any load you throw on it. Pneumatic wheels make it easy to maneuver over almost any terrain. A powder coat finish will stand up to the elements and resist rust and corrosion. You can even tow the Flatbed Cart behind your lawnmower or tractor with the included trailer hitch adapter. This Flatbed Cart will give you a helping hand on any project around the house. Perfect for home, nurseries and farms Includes trailer hitch adapter, powder coated steel handle Welded steel mesh deck Holds up to 550 lbs. Stands 14 in. High when assembled Color: Green. read more

Erie Tools
$154.99

Erie Tools® 1000 lbs Flatbed Utility Garden Cart 48"x 24" with Removable Sides Erie Tools® 1,000-pound capacity utility garden wag...on is great for hauling supplies to and from the garden, field, boat, or for any other chores around the house. This... read more

HP
$567.99

Get fast, high-quality unattended scanning with the HP ScanJet 7650 flatbed scanner Scan or copy great images at up to 12 ppm with... this business machine Scanner features preview scans in about 6 seconds with fast warm-up Built-in 50-sheet, duplexing... read more

EPSON - PHOTO IMAGING
$185.90

Perfection V370 Photo Color Scanner generates high-quality scans of photos, 35mm film or negatives, and oversized originals. This ...powerful performer makes it simple to archive photos and documents or create enlargements with the built-in transparency... read more

Dolly

A garden dolly resembles a luggage dolly, with two wheels, a flat bottom, and a tall handle; it's best for moving very tall container plants or trees.

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Trojan
$160.70

The Trojan DC-9 Dolly-Cartin' 2 Wheeled Clamping Cart Unit with 9-Inch Clamping Capacity is a handy, rugged, two-wheeled cart for ...moving all kinds of stuff around by yourself. Helps you transport plywood, MDF, Sheetrock, windows, doors, counter-tops and other large, bulky things. read more

$19.99

Your little one will love bath time with this adorable Dollie the Dolphin Bath and Shower Wand. Perfect to bathe infants and toddl...ers in the tub, and equally great as a first showerhead for older kids. Includes an extra-long hose and is easy to install. read more

Best Choice Products
$139.99 $49.94

Best Choice Products is proud to present this brand new Firewood Cart. This cart is the ideal fire pit accessory when it comes to ...transporting your firewood from place to place. The steel construction and 10 inch wheels make it sturdy and easy to pull.... read more

costway
$59.99 $46.98

This is our best firewood mover. Assembles with ease and really stands up to the elements. Super sturdy frame design and all terra...in tires make this mover a must have for hauling wood and other large loads. Heavy Duty Steel Construction High Quality... read more

Wagon

A wagon closely resembles a utility cart. Typically, however, a wagon will have closed sides, often made of plastic.

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Half Barrel Wagon Planter
$104.49

The old-fashioned hardware adds to antique look of this Half Barrel Wagon Planter. Plant flowers and plants in this aged-looking p...lanter and show off the smell of your freshly cut flowers. This is a pretty item for both the indoors and outdoors and can... read more

Yaheetech
$51.96

This wagon is made from durable 600D polyester fabric and a strong steel frame. Great for carrying sports device, camping device, ...beach device, groceries and also for yard work. Small folding size 8" thick for easy storage at everywhere! Durable 600D... read more

WagonBuddy
$119.99

FOLDING OUTDOOR WAGONS NOW HAVE LARGER ALL TERRAIN BEACH TIRES. Designed for outdoor fun and convenience making the trips to the p...ark as well as tailgating events easier. This light weight wagon easily folds up in seconds. It makes one of the most... read more

WagonBuddy
$124.99

FOLDING OUTDOOR WAGONS NOW HAVE LARGER ALL TERRAIN BEACH TIRES. Designed for outdoor fun and convenience making the trips to the p...ark as well as tailgating events easier. This light weight wagon easily folds up in seconds. It makes one of the most... read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Garden carts and utility wagons can have long lives as helpful garden implements -- provided you take care before buying them to make sure you've reviewed all the purchase considerations. If you have grand plans for your landscape, you may want to find a cart or utility wagon that can grow with your garden. If you prefer to have one type of implement for each type of job, then a carefully considered collection of carts and utility wagons may be best. As you begin to weigh your options, think through material, push versus pull, cover, wheel construction, and capacity. Here's a short overview to help.

Material

Carts and utility wagons are made from a variety of materials, but most often heavy-duty plastic or metal. Make sure the construction is able to withstand outdoor duties as well as occasional exposure to the elements.

Push vs. Pull

Carts and wagons are typically pulled, while dollies and wheelbarrows are pushed. Which you choose depends in large part on your personal preference.

Cover

Some carts and utility wagons have container sections that include a cover to protect items that you may wish to leave for a short period of time.

Wheel Construction

Wheels on wheelbarrows are sometimes inflatable and sometimes hard rubber; most wagon and cart wheels are the latter. The two types of wheels may wear differently and, obviously, have different maintenance requirements.

Capacity

Size should be a determining factor in choosing a cart or utility wagon. Think about the items you need to move -- and the items you might want to move in the future -- before picking a cart.

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National Tree Company
$94.99 $75.99

Save time while working in your garden with this convenient National Tree Company Garden Accents 27" wheel barrow. Handcrafted Fla...me resistant 27H x 10W x 14D Metal Wipe clean Model no. GAGC30-27AG Size: One Size. Color: Green. Gender: Unisex. read more

National Tree Company
$109.99 $87.99

Update your garden with this National Tree Company Garden Accents 27" antique wheel barrow. Rustic design 27H x 10.04W x 14.17D Me...tal Wipe clean Model no. GAWB30-27G Size: One size. Color: Green. Gender: Unisex. read more

National Tree Company
$149.99 $119.99

Save time while working in your garden with this convenient National Tree Company Garden Accents 39" wheel barrow. Handcrafted Fla...me resistant 39H x 17.75W x 14D Metal Wipe clean Model no. GAGC30-39AG Size: One Size. Color: Green. Gender: Unisex. read more

Spoontiques, Inc
$23.03 $19.19

High quality indoor or outdoor hand sculpted and hand painted decorative resin Wall Plaque or Stepping Stones can be hung on your ...wall or simply add a welcoming touch to your home, yard or office. read more

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CounterArt is a decorative kitchen, entertaining and gift brand All of our products are designed to be functional and giftable Cou...nterArt product can be used for entertaining, gifts, food prep, serve ware and table top accessories Absorbent 25 inch... read more

Mobilegro
$328.93 $240.55

Mobilegro 3-Tiered Tree Design Mobile Garden Cart. This elevated garden is ideal for small spaces and is on wheels. Have the luxur...y of easily moving it if you choose. Decorative style with a tree design. Mobilegro personal garden carts are the latest... read more

Mobilegro
$292.58 $236.67

Mobilegro 3-Tiered Modern Design Mobile Garden Cart. This elevated garden is ideal for small spaces and is on wheels. Have the lux...ury of easily moving it if you choose. Decorative style with a modern geometric design. Mobilegro personal garden carts... read more

National Tree
$79.99 $54.99

27" Garden Accents Garden Cart: 27" length Handcrafted Painted metal and steel construction Rotating wheel For indoor or outdoor u...se Assembly required read more

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