Worx Aerocart Review: Your 8-in-1 Multi-Purpose Garden Cart

By admin | Home & Garden Tools

At its core, the Worx Aerocart claims to provide all the benefits and functions of a regular wheelbarrow, with the added advantage of its patented two-wheel design. By centring the heaviest part of the barrow load directly over the wheels, the Aerocart purports to maximize leverage for its users. This ensures that the centre of gravity of the Aerocart is balanced, thus making a 300lb load feel as light as 25lbs. If you need to move heavy items around pretty frequently or if you are looking for the perfect gift for a friend or family member who spends a lot of time in the garden or yard, the Aerocart is something that you should definitely consider.

Overview

Application

Effective for most home use needs, but not suitable for heavy-duty use

Convenience

Easy to assemble, use and store with its patented design for balancing and managing loads

Price

Relatively affordable

Customer Support

Customer service can be a hit or miss; comes with a 3-year warranty

Pros:

  • Capable of 8 Different Functions
  • Ergonomically Designed
  • Flat-Free Tyres that Will Not Deflate
  • Easy to Assemble
  • Easy to Store
  • Easy to Use

Cons:

  • Limited to home use due to low hauling capacity
  • Not suitable for users who are tall
  • Questionable customer service

If you are looking for a small, narrow, lightweight and versatile wheelbarrow that is easy to manoeuvre and can meet most of your home use needs, the Worx Aerocart is a good choice to consider.

Product Specifications

Dimensions

  • 42 x 12 x 18 inches

Weight

  • 48.7lbs

Included Accessories

  • Bag holder, cylindrical carrier, mesh rock holder and potted plant remover

Wheelbarrow Maximum Weight Capacity

  • 300lbs

Dolly Maximum Weight Capacity

  • 300lbs

Cylinder Holder Maximum Weight Capacity

  • 80lbs

Extension Arm Maximum Weight Capacity

  • 80lbs

Bag Holder Maximum Weight Capacity

  • 40lbs

Trailer Mover Tongue Maximum Weight Capacity

  • 100lbs

For a summary of the Aerocart’s purported capabilities, you can check out Worx’s video below.

Pros

 Capable of 8 Different Functions

In many customer reviews, the Worx Aerocart has been described to live up to their expectations in terms of its purported multi-functional uses, particularly when it comes to using the Aerocart as a wheelbarrow, garden cart, mover for transporting rocks and plants, and yard dolly.

  • Plant Remover

The Aerocart can transform easily into a potted plant mover with the flower pot moving strap and its extended arm handles. If you use the Aerocart, you don't need another helper to assist you and you can avoid straining your back, which may happen if you move these items manually. As a potted plant mover, the Aerocart can handle a maximum weight capacity of 80lbs.

  • Rock Remover

If you can’t lift certain items like heavy rocks to transfer them onto the Aerocart, you can attach the mesh rock lifter to the Aerocart, roll the items onto the mesh rock lifter and hey presto, you’ll be able to lift and transport these heavy items that you couldn’t even lift in the first place. When converted to a rock remover, the Aerocart can handle up to 80lbs.

  • Dolly

As a dolly, the Worx Aerocart is capable of lifting up to 300lbs of weight without much difficulty. This means that you can easily move heavy appliances like your refrigerator or washing machine without breaking out in sweat.

  • Extended Dolly

When the Aerocart is in the extended dolly mode, you can lift bulkier stuff such as mulch, straw bales and even larger items like furniture. Do take note though that the extended dolly can only lift a maximum weight of 80lbs.

  • Bag Holder

With the bag holder, you can enjoy a fuss-free experience when it comes to shovelling stuff like leaves, debris or trash into a bag while holding the bag in place. This is a useful accessory that holds your bag firmly in place while you fill it up with whatever you would like to put in it.

  • Cylinder Carrier

The cylinder carrier is the perfect accessory if you are transporting items with a cylindrical shape in the Aerocart. This can be anything cylindrical from tanks, water jugs to buckets. The cylinder carrier prevents your items from rolling off either side of the Aerocart during the transportation process.

  • Trailer Toter

The Aerocart does not come with a trailer/hitch ball, but you can buy one separately. Simply attach the ball to the Aerocart and you can repurpose your Aerocart to roll your ATV, motorcycle or boat trailer wherever you need to. The maximum trailer toter weight capacity is 100lbs, which is pretty impressive.

  • Wheelbarrow

Last but not least, the Aerocart can function like any other traditional wheelbarrow for your daily gardening and lawn-mowing needs.

 Ergonomically Designed

The Worx Aerocart comes with its patented ergonomical lift design that makes a 200lb wheelbarrow load feel four times lighter. This is great for children, women and the elderly who may find it strenuous to use traditional wheelbarrows after a prolonged period of time. As mentioned earlier, the trick lies in the Aerocart’s two-wheel design such that the heaviest part of the wheelbarrow load is directly above the two wheels, thus maximizing leverage.

 Flat-Free Tyres that Will Not Deflate

Another good point about the Worx Aerocart is that its tyres are flat-free, which means that they will not deflate and there is no need to have regular maintenance or inflate the tyres regularly.

Besides that, customers have also commented that the Aerocart tyres don’t seem to sink into the ground much even when the land is soft and moist. This is a great feature that helps prevent the possibility of the car ending up stuck in the mud for hours.

 Easy to Assemble

The Worx Aerocart is fairly easy to assemble and will not take up too much time of your time. In fact, it is possible for you to assemble the Aerocart in approximately five minutes. Simply check out the user manual for an assembly instruction and do it yourself. Mount the wheels, assemble the parts with the help of a steel pin and you can start using the Aerocart.

 Easy to Store

This Worx Aerocart can easily fit through narrow doors. To store the Aerocart, all you have to do is fold it up and find an area in your garage or your house to keep it. If you wish to maximize your storage capacity, I would suggest that you convert the Aerocart into dolly mode and have it stored in an upright and standing position. That way, the Aerocart only needs about 15 inches of space from the wall. Another advantage is the Aerocart’s ability to move in narrow areas and spaces in case you need to utilize such areas. For the maximum storage capacity, the Worx Aerocart can be converted into dolly mode and stored in the garage or other parts of the house in an upright and standing position.

 Easy to Use

Using the Worx Aerocart will make your loading and moving jobs much better and easier. When transporting your items from one place to another, the Aerocart’s extension arms are great when it comes to helping you carry and move bulky and large items with ease. You can also be assured that the objects are safe and stable, which makes it less stressful when it comes to your loading.

Cons

 Limited to Home Use Due to Low Hauling Capacity

When compared to other wheelbarrows, the Aerocart may pale in comparison because it is largely limited to home use. The Aerocart is not suitable for industrial grade activities as its maximum hauling capacity across its different functions is just 300lbs. For the same price, there are other wheelbarrows that may come with fewer functions, but can be used for outdoors or other construction purposes because they are able to handle higher load capacity.

 Not Rust-Proof and Paint Comes Off Easil

Although the parts come in powder coating and some are made of steel, these only inhibit rust and do not make the Aerocart totally rust-proof. As such, wear and tear may develop over time, which may in turn affect the Aerocart’s attachment or other parts of this wheelbarrow. This means that the Aerocart might not be that durable when compared to other more expensive wheelbarrows.

 Not Suitable for Users Who Are Tall

The Aerocart works well if your height is between 5 feet and 6 feet. For users who are taller than 6 feet, they may end up bending over a little more when using the Worx Aerocart, which is not good for their backs in the long run. Worx has clarified that using the Aerocart might be an issue for users with a height exceeding 6 feet. Such users may experience discomfort or feel uneasy while using the Aerocart.

Concluding Thoughts

You can purchase the Aerocart plus an accompanying snow plow if you need a tool to help clear up snow around your home during winters. For the mid-budget, you can get the Aerocart and a wagon kit to expand the functionality of your wheelbarrow to a cart wagon, complete with a resting seat, cup holders and additional storage space. Based on customer reviews, the wagon function is probably not so practical since the Aerocart can only manage up to 300lbs.

For all its cons, the Worx Aerocart does have impressive functions and features that are useful when it comes to your gardening or lawn work. If you are looking for a multi-purpose tool that can help you with a variety of tasks around the house besides wheelbarrowing, the Aerocart is something worth considering. However, if you do not need many of the Aerocart’s alternative configurations on a regular basis, you may want to think twice and consider if it’s worth the money to get the Aerocart when a traditional wheelbarrow would do the job.

Also, if you only need the Aerocart for home use, it should be able to carry out the tasks at home without much difficulty. For more heavy-duty use, the Aerocart may not be able to withstand it, especially if the load is heavier than the prescribed maximum weight capacity for its function. If you are looking for a wheelbarrow that is portable, lightweight and relatively compact for storage, the Aerocart is also a good option. Of course, along with these features is the downside of the Aerocart which is its limited haul capacity as mentioned earlier.

All things considered, the Aerocart is worth a buy if you use its various functions on a regular basis at home and be careful not to overload the Aerocart and spoil it.

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