5 Stars By Wes on 2015-09-05
The Wesco was loaded down with weight that would stop the Magna from moving and the armature works like it was brand new
This review is in response to the undeserved 2 star review. I'm nearly 6'4" and the added length of this cart is an advantage over the Magna Cart. Being so tall with the Magna Cart even if you're mindful when walking your heel will hit the bottom of the cart causing it to fall and the extension armature will bend, ask me how I know.
My first Magna Cart did not even make it two weeks, the second one was used daily for about 5 months it's fallen a couple times. It no longer opens or closes properly you have to use a tool to get the armature to collapse partially and you have to manually pull and hold the wheels out while figuring out how to forcefully move the nose plate down with your foot.
While the Wesco has also taken some spills, user error. The Wesco was loaded down with weight that would stop the Magna from moving and the armature works like it was brand new. The Wesco has outlasted two Magna Carts. The majority of the time I use the Wesco it carries loads way over a 100 pounds, for over a quarter of a mile. I've had it for nearly two years.
Both products are made of aluminum and plastic except the Wesco is structurally sound, they may look a like! In this case design and implementation make a big difference. That difference is reflected in the pricing.
4 Stars By John Culloty on 2013-06-23
Tool cart/hand truck
This is my third WESCO folding hand truck. I give it a four star rating as a folding tool bag cart, that fits in my car, rolls well on pavement and solid surfaces, but it is not a sand cart!! They only last me three years at best in a part-time work capacity. I routinely walk upwards of a quarter mile, curb hopping and stair climbing from the parking lot to the show floor/job site with a 50lb. load ( my tool bag, cordless screw gun and lunch cooler). The aluminum framework is fine, but the wheels, bushings/bearings and hubs are nylon/plastic that break down over time, causing the wheels to wobble. Between the manufacturer and their designated vendors, getting replacement parts was more a pricey headache than it was worth. Cheaper to buy a replacement than fix.
1 Stars By douglas shropshire on 2015-09-07
Luggage tray will not deploy.
Periodically the tray that you set your luggage or other load on, will not go down. I have watched the video on how to operate it. You are supposed to put your foot on the tray and kind of pull outward with your foot and the wheels swing out as the tray goes down. But for some reason the tray gets stuck and will not go down. I tried significant force and it will not deploy. I think the design to make the wheels deploy as you press on the tray, is susceptible to dust and dirt getting in the sliding and moving parts and making it bind. Not a good design if you use it in parking lots, driveways, etc with dust and dirt and grit.
5 Stars By DAY VER on 2017-03-14
Lightweight easy to transport.
The absolute best foldable dolly! I use this to move in and out!!
5 Stars By Jared Ball on 2008-06-14
Best Hand Cart I Ever Had
60 seconds after opening the box, I knew I made the right choice. It's engineered well, made strong, light weight, folds and unfolds easily, stores as shown in the picture... and goes up stairs easily with the 7-inch wheels. Turns on a dime with just one hand and both my wife and I love it. Goes over hard ground easily and works well in our lovely home. My wife picks it up with one hand ezee. I've never seen a hand cart so good; and, I've bought and used many durning my lifetime. Senior answering this post. My only regret is.. I wish I had found this sooner in life. This hand truck will work anywhere you take it. It has no limitations.
5 Stars By Richard Clark on 2015-04-02
Also the bottom plate is larger and holds items better.
The larger wheels are a huge advantage. I had another cart with smaller wheels and always had trouble going up the one step to my apartment's front door or over the door guide for the sliding door in the rear. With this cart it is so much easier. The larger wheels can handle steps and bumps easier. Also the bottom plate is larger and holds items better.
5 Stars By Rene Thomas on 2015-10-25
Don't be led astray by cheap knockoffs...
Had this for a while now. I move some heavy stacks of stuff quite frequently, and it still is working great. My guess is I will lose it before it breaks :) Costs more to buy than some similar hand trucks, but probably will be cheaper in the long run.
5 Stars By Thomas on 2014-08-12
This is the best hundred bucks I've spent in a long time. Moved into a high-rise and my office is literally across the street, connected by a skybridge. I'm hauling stuff back and forth all the time. (We do trade shows and this has come in handy several times there as well). Groceries up and down the elevators. Large items. It's great. I love mine.
5 Stars By flippityjib on 2011-03-22
Great little hand truck for the price
For the price it's a very nice hand truck. The wheels are quiet too over brick hallways, and since it's used at a local community college that was an issue with other carts. It's also nice to have on board straps, so you don't have to go looking for those when you want to use them. The handle extends so tall people don't have to bend over, another nice feature. Seems to be built ok. Have not had it too long, but I think we will get some use out of it. Price was good and it came very fast.
1 Stars By Mark Berger on 2016-06-25
JUNK, I bought it to haul some musical gear, just a couple saxophones but it falls in on it's self, I can't stop and let it stand by it's self. It's a shame when you spend money on a piece of junk and have to buy another one a year later. It did work the first couple times I used it. This is my first negative review on a product…did I say it was junk.