Worx Aerocart WG050 review, info, features, and comparison to a “typical” wheelbarrow. I purchased the Worx Aerocart WG050 8-in-1 as an all in one tool that would hopefully prevent me from replacing my trusty (old) wheelbarrow and also stave off my need to purchase a heavy-duty dolly. I purchased my Worx primarily for the dolly and wheelbarrow functions ONLY. The other features didn’t concern me greatly. Please remember this while reading the context of this review.
The Worx Aerocart WG050 Review
In addition to the numerous features, I was mostly intrigued by the cart’s handy design itself. 2 flat-free tires instead of 1 air-filled rubber one, the “Turbo Lift” design that allegedly makes a 200 lb load feel like just 17 lbs. These features are seemingly fantastic and a great improvement on my rusty, flat-tired wheelbarrow. Gone forever are the fears of a heavy load getting dumped because of the wobbly design of the wheelbarrow. However, the sheer lack of volume in the Worx Aerocart (3 cubic square feet as opposed to a wheelbarrow’s 6 cubic square feet) had me ditching the Worx for my wheelbarrow in the yard more than once. If you’re carrying (small amounts of) stones, dirt or yard mulch.. the Worx is fine but the cart part of the wheelbarrow isn’t conducive to carrying large or bulky objects. Objects like firewood, kindling, and branches won’t fit in the Aerocart’s tight storage space. Also, you can’t beat inflatable tires for easy movement. These flat-free tires made moving heavy objects difficult. Lastly, the cart is low-profile. I’m no giant at 5 ft 10, but I have to bend and stoop to operate this cart.
Worx Aerocart WG050 Review – I had similar capacity issues with the dolly portion of the cart. The Worx Aerocart WG050 capacity (300 lbs) wasn’t practical to me. Yes, the Worx dolly cart is fairly easy to use, but I feel the dolly “lid” is too smallish in addition to the light capacity. Still, it’s better than nothing. I’ll still need to purchase a dolly with a greater capacity though.
Don’t get me wrong, if you don’t have many yard needs, or heavy labor intensive yard needs, the Worx Aerocart WG050 will likely suit you. Also, and I’m not poking fun, I feel this cart would be optimum for someone either getting up there in age or lacking a good deal of upper body strength.
Overall, I’m disappointed with the Worx Aerocart. I’m not trying to be over critical of an item that clearly has a lot of things going for it and clearly gets stupendous reviews on Amazon. I just didn’t find Worx Aerocart WG050 “heavy-duty enough” for MY needs – especially when it came to the volume of the cart. I’m actually surprised more reviews don’t echo my sentiments. I wanted this yard cart to REPLACE my wheelbarrow. Instead, I’ll probably buy a new wheelbarrow. Same deal with the dolly, the 300lb capacity with a smallish dolly lid just isn’t enough for my needs. Especially when I can buy a dolly for $100 with a hefty 800 lbs weight capacity. Long story short… if I buy a $50 wheelbarrow and a $100 dolly, I’ll get way more capacity for just a few dollars more than I spent on a Worx Aerocart WG050 – an item that was supposed to eliminate both needs. For my review, I give Worx Aerocart WG050 1.5 out of 5 stars.
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