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What's the best bang for the buck on a new dump cart

Post in 'The Gear' started by spur0701, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    Kind of like when the wife and I wanted a dresser from IKEA. A 3 drawer dresser. We looked all over and could not find what we wanted. They were half of the next closest thing we found. Were 3 hours from one but its an hour and 10. Mins from farm. I said see what shipping costs. I think it was $300!! I said I think there paying a guy in a pickup to drive it to you!!! I'm pretty sure that's what they did after going to store and seeing the shipping signs about third party delivery!! Why don't the third party get it and then ship fedex?? The stuff couldn't coated $50 or 60 to ship!!

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  2. maple1

    maple1 Minister of Fire

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    Well, I'm done looking for a while. Not a dumper but I've got a cheap poly dumper for all the ATV dumping I'll want to do.

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    Ain't she a beauty? :)

    Got some mods half-planned for the body, that's the way I got it. Brought the first load of wood out of the woods tonight, trial run - and I gotta say, nothing beats walking beams for woods work.
  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    We have one of those but did not get the dual axle. The mesh bed is a bit weak so I just laid some osb in there and it works fine. Also with the wide tires, it really works nice in mud and snow. Right now I have some osb all around it for hauling apples. Works like a charm. Just have to be careful loading it else there is not much weight on the tongue. If going down the road that way it can get squirrely. Usually on the road I go around 20 mph and it does fine.
  4. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I bought a used 12 cubic foot Cub Cadet branded cart a couple years ago. I think its an AgriFab cart. Very light duty sheet metal and the wheels that it came with were junk. The hubs would collapse with any weight on them.
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    After spending way too much money to replace these wheels twice I get a set of 45 year old IH Cub Cadet GT wheels and they have held up fine.
  5. CenterTree

    CenterTree Minister of Fire

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    Adding water is half the fun of these carts though.;)

    I bought the OHIO STEEL model (which is actually poly) last year fron TSC and it has been nice for all I need. No rusting.

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  6. smoke eater

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    Here is my new rig and dump trailer. Rated for 1 ton, hand pump hydraulic pump, dual axle, 22 cubic feet- more if piled up , 7' bed.around $800 delivered. I decided on this one over a bosski, which seems like a tank, but close to $2k. So far, I love it. IMG_20131014_152943_884.jpg IMG_20131017_155846_079.jpg IMG_20131017_155834_559.jpg
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  7. tfdechant

    tfdechant New Member

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    Anybody heard of OxCart.com? It’s got a power-assisted hydraulic lift like the ones on SUV liftgates that makes handling & dumping loads feel much lighter and easier. Old carts have a center dump pivot point so they dump like teeter-totter. Heavy stuff slides/shifts and the tub slams to ground abruptly without any control. OxCart looks like way less fatigue. It’s got a safer offset rear dump pivot point - makes a longer fulcrum providing more control too. It side dumps /swivels too with the hydraulic lift. Makes backing easy. They have optional tractor-grade tires and graphoil bushings by Carlisle. It looks like you can get Run-Flat Tires which self-seal most punctures instantly before losing any air. Looks like they just branded it Craftsman on Sears.com too. Check them out.
  8. tfdechant

    tfdechant New Member

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  9. OhioBurner©

    OhioBurner© Minister of Fire

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    I had one of the poly 12.5 cuft dump carts (craftsman). Suitable for maybe hauling leaves and grass clippings around. Not suitable for banging around in the woods and hauling several hundred pounds of firewood around - especially up steep hills with garden tractor (to evenly balanced and not enough weight on the tongue).

    I poked around here and looked up many that folks recommended a few years back. Good ones were over $500 and still things about em I didn't like or would have to modify. So I decided to build my own. Designed it from scratch with specific things in mind (length of logs to haul, balance, hitch type, hinged and removable tailgate, etc) and its worked out well. I never did get around to finishing it yet, and I've since broken out some of the tailgate boards I have to replace.

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    30 cuft, real 5 lug 1750 lb spindles, 10.5" wide tires, 2" ball hitch

    [​IMG]Doesn't dump but I wasn't needing that as a feature.

    I can reposition the axle too with 4 bolts. I found going up the big hill that I preferred it further back with more weight transferred to the drive axle of the tractor. Its about to the point if its packed tight or heaped its starting to lift the front end of the tractor so I plan on adding some weight to the front of the tractor too.
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  10. Paul Medina

    Paul Medina New Member

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    I've got a Craftsman poly dump cart that I have used for the last 13 years..... of course I had to replace a few things over the years. Those of you that have a similar cart know that not all the material in the cart dumps out. Just recently I found a liner for unloading my cart. Check out www.thecartbuddy.com
  11. stephiedoll

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    Here's a couple of my little Craigslist special $40. Not much but I haven't broken it yet.;lol

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