Specifications & Dimensions
|Dimensions and Weight:|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||105|
|Overall Dimensions:||Bed Dimensions 30" x 48" x 12"|
|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|
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
Several problems with Assembly. Bolts and nuts have no lock washers, knurled surface or self-locking nuts. I expect them to come loose over time. Bolts (Part #24) are not truss head bolts and will protrude in cargo area making shoveling out difficult because of bolt head shoulders. You will have to remove two front support bolts to clear the front gate. Poor engineering. Spring loaded hitch bracket goes out of alignment because it only has one bolt attaching it to drawbar. It should have had two. Dump cart is superior to my old one because it is bolted together rather than welded. Larger diameter tires and shorter bucket than my old 17 cubic foot cart, thus allowing steeper bed when dumping. Tailgate design is improved.
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.
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