Rated 4.3 out of 5Â by 38
Rated 1 out of 5Â 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 out of 5 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 tractorâs 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, Iâll remove the bids as the gleam in my eyes dim.
October 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â 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 5 out of 5Â by Rudy Good Firewood Hauler
After beating up a lightweight utility cart over the years I needed somthing more durable. I looked at several other little trailers on the market but decided on the 18 cu. ft. John Deere. It arrived in a few days of ordering. Asssembly was ok except for getting the trip lever. I had to purchase a 1 7/8 hitch receiver to adapt to my equipment. I haul up to 25 face chord of green hardwood out of the woods annually so it will see some heavy duty use. I wish it had sideboard pockets, I'll have to add some sideboards as well. Overall it's a nice little unit that should last many years.
May 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â 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