Specifications & Dimensions
|Assembly Required:||Assembly Required|
|Capacity:||12 cu. ft. heaped capacity, 1,000 lbs. load capacity|
|Fits Brands/Models:||Fits all lawn and garden tractors and ATV's with a rear pin hitch|
|Wheels & Tires:|
|Tire/Wheel Size:||16 in. ribbed tires|
|Collector, Unload Method:||Dump|
|General Warranty:||2 Year Warranty|
|Material:||Steel with powder coat finish|
|Dimensions and Weight:|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||105|
|Overall Dimensions:||Bed Dimensions 30" x 48" x 12"|
|Vehicle Type:||Tractors or ATVs|
Ratings & Reviews
The Craftsman 12 cu. ft. Steel Dump Cart handles large hauling chores around the lawn by giving you a convenient way to pull materials and supplies with any lawn and garden tractor or ATV. The cart hauls an impressive 1,000 pounds of dirt, rocks, mulch or other landscaping materials from a staging area to the point of application. Boasting a rugged steel body, undercarriage and hitch, it delivers the heavy-duty performance needed for large jobs. The easy dump lever and removable tailgate ensure efficient unloading of material.
The Craftsman Steel Dump Cart has a heavy-duty steel bed, hitch and undercarriage to handle the toughest hauling tasks. Its large capacity bed is capable of carrying 12 cubic feet of material per load. A spring-loaded hitch pin with integrated handle allows for easy attachment to your tractor or ATV. The cart rolls smoothly on 16 inch turf tires and is backed by a 2-year warranty.
- Use your lawn tractor or ATV to easily transport rocks, dirt, mulch and other landscaping materials
- Cart holds 12 cubic feet of material with a load capacity of 1,000 pounds for large hauling jobs
- Hand lever dump release, removable tailgate and 35 degree dump angle make emptying loads effortless
- Spring-loaded hitch pin with integrated handle allows for easy attachment to any tractor or ATV equipped with a rear pin hitch
- Constructed of heavy-duty steel with corrosion-resistant powder-coat finish
- 16 inch pneumatic ribbed style tires roll gently on lawn
- Weight: 105 pounds
- Bed Dimensions: 30 in. x 48 in. x 12 in.
- Backed by a 2-year warranty
Added on July 26, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
The unit is fine for light hauling, but suffers from 3 design flaws for medium to heavy hauling; more than about 400 pounds. This is serious considering its rated capacity of 1000 pounds. Each of the flaws is correctable by a resourceful person, improving it to a 4-5 star unit. 1. The drawbar is woefully inadequate for safely supporting even the recommended 200 lb. maximum tongue weight. It can easily buckle at its weakest point, which is where the dump latch lever cutouts are made. It is most critical if too much weight is placed at the back of the cart, producing negative tongue weight or uplift. The flaw can be corrected by beefing-up the drawbar sides for a distance of at least 14? each side of the dump latch pivot bolt. An easy fix is to bolt a piece of 1? x 1? x 1/8? angle iron along each side of the drawbar, using a minimum of 4 bolts (5/16? diameter) for each angle, spaced no more than 9? apart. Each angle requires a hole for the dump latch pivot bolt and must be affixed to the inside of the drawbar to use the existing pivot bolt. 2. The front support, which rests on the drawbar and is secured with the dump latch, requires lateral bracing to prevent buckling when the cart traverses even a mild side slope. Although theoretically, one lateral brace would suffice, two are recommended. They should extend from near the bottom of the front support out to near the bottom front corners of the cart body, approximately a 45 degree angle. A piece of ?? angle iron works well, although wooden gussets could also be installed. 3. The least critical flaw occurs at the top back corners of the cart body. Older versions of the cart included tailgate ?ears? that extended out over the top back corners of the cart sides, preventing them from spreading apart under load. Bolting a piece of 1? wide bar stock to the top of the tailgate and bending its ends downward alleviates this flaw. If this makes the tailgate a bit difficult to remove when the cart is loaded, that means it is doing its job. Just the thoughts of a dumb hillbilly.
This cart does the job. I have owned this product for 6 months now and mostly just haul grass, leaves, and tree limbs with it. I would have liked to see better tires on it than wheel barrow tires, but they work and haven't let me down yet. The cart is farily simply to assemble, easy to hook up to mower, and easy to dump.
Have had mine about five years. Replace a broken tongue (part was easily procured from Sears). I would recommend using inner tubes, to avoid deflation of the tubeless tires on rough terrain. I hate the exposed bolt heads in the bed, they need to find a solution to this issue, it is just painful to try to get the last shovel loads out, the shovel keeps hitting the bolt heads.
North East, MD
I bought this after researching a number of other brands. For the price, you can't beat the quality. The 12 cubic ft capacity is plenty for hauling dirt, mulch, or leaves -- any larger and it would be cumbersome to deal with. I really like the quick-release latch for dumping the cart. I've never had it accidentally disconnect while moving a load. The back gate easily slides in place so you can load the cart, but stays in position while you're moving the cart. I also really like that it can handle 1000 lbs., which is great for moving rocks. I've read some complaints that this is difficult to assemble, but I was able to do it alone in about an hour. The only issue I have is that, although the cart is solidly built, the screws do not use locking nuts. I would suggest picking up some 5/16 lockwashers to keep the nuts from falling off from vibration (or replace with 5/16 - 18 nylon locking nuts). I did this, and haven't had any problems. Overall, a great tractor. It's products like this that make me continue to purchase from Craftsman!
The cart comes in parts- the bed is in 2 halves that you bolt together with supposedly lock washers- but they don't lock and come off. Also, the cart is rated for 1000 lbs but the wheels can't handle that much. My one wheel deflated and came off the rim on the second load at 600 lbs. in the cart roughly. Hard to get the tail gate section in also as the sides warp in since are two separate parts. Had to push the sides apart with one hand and foot to get the gate in the slots. It's OK for lighter duty stuff I'd say, but I'd replace all the nuts with locknuts with vinyl inserts that definitely won't come off.