The WORX Aerocart wheelbarrow provides 3-in-1 functionality: a dolly, a 2-wheeled yard cart, and a garden wheelbarrow depending on your needs. All the infomercials talk about how it's the best thing since sliced bread. But is the hype real?
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We'll give you an in-depth look at the Worx 8-in-1 wheelbarrow and give you the positives as well as the drawbacks. Hopefully, we can help you decide if this is the wheelbarrow for you, or if you should keep looking.
What is the Worx Aerocart?
The Worx Aerocart is marketed as everything you'd need to assist with heavy lifting. At its core, it's an 8-in-1 wheelbarrow that performs a variety of functions. It can carry out these different functions by transforming into a different garden or landscaping tool as you need it to perform different actions.
- Bag Holder - You'll get an additional bag holder that clips to the frame of your wheelbarrow and lets you fill your bags with leaves, clippings and yard waste.
- Cylinder Carrying Mechanism - Optional cylinder clamps attach to the frame of your wheelbarrow, and they let you clip and round objects like trash cans and water jugs quickly and easily.
- Dolly - You get a dual dolly transformation that is capable of handling up to 300 pounds of carrying capabilities. It also has two extension arms that allow you to carry heavier loads, but the capacity drops to 80 pounds.
- Firewood - The steel frame coupled with the thick canvas material makes it easy to stack and haul firewood from your yard to indoors.
- Rock and Potted Plant Mover - Extension arms and pot and mesh straps give you the leverage you need to move large potted plants or rocks with minimal effort.
- Wagon - Convert your wheelbarrow into a wagon with a cup holder and a low garden bench seat with a few minor adjustments.
- Snowplow - The snowplow feature is adjustable to fit three different heights. It comes with a galvanized steel strip to prevent wear and tear.
- Wheelbarrow - Finally, it is a smaller wheelbarrow that has dual wheels for added stability and a stainless steel design.
See the features in action in this video:
Now that you're aware of what the Worx Aerocart is and what it can do, let's weigh in on whether this wheelbarrow is something we'd recommend for you to actually purchase and use for your own gardens.
First off, the assembly is very easy. The main body of the wheelbarrow arrives already put together, and you only need to put the wheels on. To do this, slide the wheel shaft through each wheel and attach it via pins.
The body is stainless steel, and is very durable in itself including at the joints where it 'transforms.' However, the handles do tend to deteriorate quickly, especially if you store it outside or in damp conditions, and the paint tends to dull and chip quickly.
This wheelbarrow comes with two wheels, which allows you to have more control when you use it, and it allows for better stabilization. However, the wheels are solid, so any bumps you hit you're going to feel up your arms, whether it's a smaller one or a larger one.
You get 60 days to try it and send it back if it's not a good fit. You also get a two-year limited warranty and a three-year extended warranty. But, it doesn't protect you from normal wear and tear. This is huge because if something breaks and the manufacturer deems it normal wear and tear, they won't replace it.
The WORX Aerocart is also NOT a good choice for taller people. If you're over 5'8", you may have difficulty operating this wheelbarrow as it features a very shallow design, and if you stand up to your full height, your load can slide right out.
The entire setup is very narrow, and this can make it difficult to move wider loads around comfortably. Additionally, the wheelbarrow portion is smaller, and it can only hold around three cubic feet comfortably.
Things We Liked
- Stability with dual wheels
- Easy to use and transform
- Very lightweight
- Can take the place of several garden and landscaping tools
Things We Didn't Like
- It's very small - not for major gardening projects or farms!
- Solid tires make it more difficult to use on solid ground
- Limited warranty
- Not good for taller people
Overall, the Worx Aerocart Wheelbarrow is a decent option for people in a more suburban setting who have smaller yards and gardens to tend to. It does perform a variety of tasks, but it works best on a smaller basis or for someone who doesn't mind making more trips.
We liked it enough to include it in our list of the best wheelbarrows.