Recommended cart or dolly for moving items from car to mart table?

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  1. Robert Doris

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    Hi all,
    I will be attending the Arizona Sunshine Regional for the first time as a seller.
    Just wondering what type of cart or dolly would be useful for moving items from the car to the mart table?
     
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    I have one of these - or similar - a bit wobbly due to the hinges, but it fits in the vehicle and is fairly steady when loaded. The wheel are large enough to roll easily and they have locks - 100 pounds per shelf

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    #3 John Arrowood, Jan 19, 2019
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    I have seen at Costco a folding wagon, like a child's wagon, that looks handy. I haven't checked it out and don't know how small a package it folds into. Just checked Costco and the wagon has 4 7or 8" wheels, the sides and bottom are fabric and it has a 100 lb capacity.
     
  4. Willie X

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    If you have room, a 'Garden Way' cart can't be beat for one person transporting large volumes of anything. They fold flat but still take up a good bit of room.
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    Thanks all for the cart recommendations. Good to know what others are using.

    Will be comparing features and sizes. The Garden Way appears to be a good choice. The 2 shelf collapsible metal cart has the advantage of compactness.
     
  7. Jim DuBois

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    What you plan to haul might well suggest a type of cart. I personally like something that will manage 200 pounds or more since I often deal in tower clock parts or larger clocks. I also like one that folds up or can be compacted in one fashion or another. I personally like this one and have used one of these for some time. Milwaukee Folding Handle Platform Cart-DC33881 - The Home Depot It folds up nicely and handles the weight OK. Also, I can stack several large clocks on it if need be, as well as boxes and the like.

    I see a lot of folks using these sorts for lighter and smaller loads. Travel Smart CTS Flat Folding Multi-Use Cart-TS36FC - The Home Depot They have not worked well for me, too light duty.
     
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    I ended up ordering the Milwaukee Folding Handle Platform Cart from HD. Fits my lighter load needs perfectly. Appreciate the folding handle feature as well. Makes for compact storage.

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    I moved my parents in law to an assisted living apt. a few years ago. They had a home made cart that was great. Just a carpet covered board about 2.5 feet wide and 4.5 feet long, two solid wheels in the back and two rotating wheels in the front, and a rope attached to each front corner, forming a loop to pull the cart. It would be easy to make and I was impressed at how easy it was to move even heavy items. The whole thing only weighed 15 lbs. or there about.
     
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    I have seen carts like this at Regionals and they seem to work very well. The only thing I would add is to make sure the rope is long enough that you don't lift the front and lose the load when you pull.
     

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