How To Select The Right Utility Cart

There are many operations and industries in which a utility cart can really come in handy. It's important to realize, however, that utility carts come in all different varieties, so it's not as simple as just grabbing the first one you see and slapping down your money. While it's a good thing to have so many different options at your disposal, it's also important to carefully look into each option and to choose the right one to match your specific needs and plans.


Obviously, one of the first things you'll want to think about when choosing a utility cart is its size and carrying capacity. Think about what projects (and possible projects) you might use your cart for, and make sure the one you choose can accommodate the loads you have planned. In fact, many people advise going for a little more cargo space than you think you'll need, just in case. After all, it's better to have too much space than too little.

However, you'll also want to think about who will be using the cart and whether or not each specific size will be easily maneuverable for that person. Also, if you're going to be transporting the cart a lot, you're going to want to go for something a little more lightweight and portable.

Look at different sizes and carrying capacities to find the right model for your needs.


In addition to considering size as you make your choice, you should also think about the terrain over which you plan to use your cart. Obviously, where you will use your cart will make all the difference in the type of cart you need to buy.

A cart that is going to be used indoors over tile or vinyl, for example, can have standard wheels, but you'll need something a little different for carts that will be used outdoors, on rocky terrain or inclines, or on carpet.

Pay attention to a cart's specifications and its approved uses before making a purchase. You can always ask questions of your salesperson too if you have concerns about whether or not a specific cart would work on your terrain.


Finally, make sure you select a cart (from companies like Garland's Inc) that is well-made and that will last you for years to come.

Be honest with yourself! If you know you are going to be hard on the cart and use it very regularly, it's worth it to shell out a few more dollars for a better cart. On the other hand, if you just plan to use your cart sporadically, you may be able to get away with a cheaper version.