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Perfect cart for 14"+ firewood. Easy to use, holds a lot
on November 7, 2016
This is a great firewood cart. I have to haul firewood up two steps into the house and then down seven steps, and it handles with ease. I carry about 2-3 times as much wood on the cart as what I used to carry in a bin. I can comfortably haul 18-20 pieces of split red oak on it per trip. If this cart were any larger it would be too much weight to comfortably maneuver, so it is exactly the right size for my needs.
If you like your firewood cut short you may have trouble with it falling between the two support poles. I was thinking about putting some planks or plywood between the poles, but I haven't had any trouble with wood falling out. I just stack the occasional short pieces in the middle. Most of my firewood is 14-15" and the cart works perfectly. Firewood 12" long or shorter would probably not work well on this cart unless modifications are made.
The tires are normal inexpensive cart/handtruck pneumatic tires, and the design even includes sleeve bearings for smooth operation. One of the tubing parts of mine has some imperfections with adhesion of the paint, but it is not bad enough for me to worry about repairing or replacing. Some other reviewers mentioned that the cart smelled bad coming out of the box. That is true, and the odor appears to be from the tires and the paint. Once the cart was out of the packaging I did not notice any more smell from it. All the nuts and bolts are cheap but prepainted. They look good and gets the job done adequately. If the hardware had not been prepainted I probably would have replaced it from other hardware already on hand. The cart is well packaged in a sturdy box and parts bagged to protect them from scratching. The assembly instructions are easy to follow, and it took me about 10 minutes to put together.