Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 51
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Willi Requires total assembly
It should indicate that the cart is completely disassembled when you buy it. The instructions are obscure at best, the different parts are not clearly identified, the position of the parts in the pictures is not clear; in my case, some of the pictures were of a different model.
I spent a few hours trying to put it together, and finally gave up.
I think I just wasted over $500. Perhaps a licensed mechanic could put it together properly, I certainly can't, and I seriously doubt that the average person could assemble it. I expected to get an assembled unit when I bought it, not a hundred separate pieces.
June 29, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gearhead Very heavy Duty Cart
Great solid wagon, no need to worry about the bottom cracking like the poly carts. assembly was not bad BUT for the money better hardware could have been used, like every other reviewer states. Needs about 25 5/16 flat washers for the elongated holes and some plastic washers for the tailgate latches instead of o-rings.....Really John Deere?! Awesome cart though, just needs better Hardware!!
July 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Heavy Duty Product
The John Deere tow cart is a quality piece of equipment; single piece deep bed with no seams or bolt heads, hinged tailgate that swings open or removes easily, study release mechanism that prevent cart from accidently dumping, 1 inch solid axle, and wide turf tires.
The instruction manual is pathetic. The pictures lack clarity and orientation as they are poor quality close-ups. This prevents knowing how the part is attached in relation to the cart. There are references to bolts with round heads that do not exist. Overall, the parts do align and fit well but the manual does detract from the higher overall quality that you should expect from a JD product.
The tow bar channel does not have holes predrilled for attaching a ball coupler. This feature would have been a low cost plus. If you have a small tractor with a 3 pt. hitch, you will need a swinging drawbar to keep the tow arm back far enough to allow for sharp turns. I have a carry all with receiver. I opted to drill the holes to allow for a ball carrier. I tried the standard pin attachment on the tow bar and besides the turning/clearance problem, the tow bar bangs up and down on the tractor’s drawbar.
The cart is made of steel and painted with a high grade finish. I am hauling a lot of rock and it handles the heavy loads well. However, steel will dent easily so I am using thick poly bins to protect the finish. Ironic, but over time, I’ll remove the bids as the gleam in my eyes dim.
October 2, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by butterp Almost perfect
We are very pleased with this utility cart. It lives up to the quality of a John Deere product. Our only complaint was in the assembly. The instructions did not have clear illustrations and we used a lot of time trying to figure out where things went. We also had to replace three bolts that came with the product that would not tighten, But once it was assembled, we are very pleased with the heavy-duty sturdiness. It can carry a load of wood behind our compact tractor, yet it is easy to move around our shed by hand.
November 13, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vern Great product
I had a 15 cu. one, sold it to the neighbor for $200, after a little accident with it. I told him I was going to buy another one. Had another one coming from Home Depot with-in 24 hours. I really can't do without a heavy duty lawn trailer. Yes, I have more trailers. I need a big lawn trailer that the wheels won't fall off and I can abuse. This one fits the bill. My first one I did not have to put it together, bought it from dealer. This one was easy for my wife to put together, I'm a little disabled.
November 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by VC1 Great Cart
Excellent cart once you get it together. Not the best directions I've seen, but cart is worth it.
October 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Didi The best of the best!
I am an avid gardener and spend a lot of time mulching, planting and all things out doors. My daughter loves rides in our new cart, it is spacious and sturdy.
April 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AllThumbs Well worth the effort
I should preface my review by acknowledging that it is against the law in five states for me to hold a tool and there is good reason for that. I'm probably the least mechanically inclined man in the country. I can attest to the veracity of the comments by many of the other reviewers about the poor quality of the illustrations contained in the assembly instructions. I should also point out that at one point early in the process it is necessary to have an assistant unless your arms are four feet long. On the other hand, inasmuch as I eventually managed to get it put together, only having to back up and retrace my steps once, I guess it's doable. It took me four hours the first day and almost five hours the next day, my major difficulty being the assembly of the tilt release lever. I struggled for the longest time with that step of the directions but finally figured out the best method of assembling that particular piece while lying in bed the first night. It went together with relative ease the next morning. And when I realized I had it on backwards it was easy to remove and reassemble correctly. So yes, better illustrations would have really helped. I have to say, though, that I have used the cart several times since I put it together and I'm entirely satisfied with the finished product. It's pricey, but the cart has twice the capacity of my two previous carts and it's well worth the frustration of putting it together.
June 2, 2015