Magna Cart Folding Hand Truck
Product DescriptionMagna Cart (MCI) Ideal Hand Truck 150Lb Capacity Description Rugged like a hand truck yet designed to fold more compactly than most luggage carts, the Magna Cart is a favorite of anyone who regularly hauls gear around. The MCI opens instantly with the touch of a button, and go wherever you need it. The MCI Magna Cart folds to just over 2 inches thick for easy storage. You can use it at home to carry in groceries, at the office to move heavy reams of paper, at the marina to haul your boat provisions, or on an overseas trip to help with multiple pieces of luggage. And when you're done using the MCI, the cart folds to just over 2 inches thick thanks to the retractable wheels. The Magna Cart is so compact that you can easily fit it in a car trunk or a closet. Features Foldable hand truck for moving boxes, luggage, and more Rugged 19mm steel frame holds up to 150 pounds Opens instantly with the touch of a single button Retractable wheels help frame fold to just over 2 inches thick Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging Extends to 39 inches tall Folds to 28 inches tall and 2.5 inches thick 15-inch wide steel base plate Rugged 19mm steel frame with parallel tubes 150-pound capacity Weighs under 9 pounds Handle Type: Continuous flow Foldable: Yes Height (in.): 39 Overall Width (in.): 16 1/2 Toe Plate Depth (in.): 11 1/8 Toe Plate Width (in.): 14 29/32 Adjustable: No Tire Type: Non marking Manufacturer Warranty: 12 months parts / 12 months labor Ship Weight: 9.0 lbs
- Foldable hand truck for moving boxes, luggage, and more
- Rugged 19mm steel frame holds up to 150 pounds
- Opens instantly with the touch of a single button
- Retractable wheels help frame fold to just over 2 inches thick
- Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
Top ReviewsI take it everywhere - what a lifesaver!
by Jill B (5 out of 5 stars)
December 7, 2015
I could go on and on about how useful this thing is but let me just tell you about its last little triumph when it moved a king size bed in a box (Signature Sleep Contour 8-Inch Mattress, King) into a third story bedroom. The cart was purchased in early 2012 so as of this review it's almost four years old. The only thing I don't like is the way narrow handle doesn't fit my grip but I solved that by spiraling a thick foam twist-tie over the existing foam padding.
Get the aluminum one instead.
by Scott Johnson (1 out of 5 stars)
August 1, 2015
Bought this instead of the aluminum one all my friends have, thinking maybe it would be a little more durable in the long run.
The one I received is different from the photo, and has a weird telescoping tubular component that runs vertically up the center between the legs of the handle and attaches to the heel of the flip down foot. I still cant figure out what purpose it serves, and it bent pretty quickly, making it difficult to telescope in either direction.
I'm not going to bother to explain it more than that because it's clearly a stupid design, and it doesn't match the photo you see here anyway. My recommendation: Get the aluminum version.
Handle too short
by Blind Faith 99 (2 out of 5 stars)
June 26, 2017
This collapsible hand truck seems to be well worth the money at $30, until you try to use it with a load of more than about 50 lbs. Most of my hand trucks have, or have had, a handle that (in an upright position) is at least 4 feet off the ground. Handles on hand trucks need to be long so that you can get the handle at a relatively low angle to the ground while walking normally. If the angle isn't low enough, the weight of the load pulls the handle upwards, which causes the handle to shake or wobble. A long enough handle allows you get get the angle low without bending over. The handle on this one is only 38 inches high. I'm 6' 0", but I have to bend over to hold the handle low enough to stop the wobble effect.
The shorter you are, the better this hand truck will work for you.
Great little work horse
by Christine Mislang (5 out of 5 stars)
October 3, 2016
Being an avid crafter, I needed a folding hand truck to haul my creations to the onsite booths at craft fairs. I have been using this now for a long time and have yet to have a failure. I can load it into the car with very little space required. It's super agile and can handle nearly anything I pack on it, from the EZ Up to the totes. I have been known to stack up to three totes full of product and wheel it around with no issues. Its also been used to move two bath vanities, a bunch of broken up concrete pieces that needed to be hauled to the dumpster. I haven't hit more than about 100 pounds with this hand truck, but as easily as it handled the weight put on it. I can believe it would haul at least 150 pounds with little or no effort.
This hand truck is well constructed from solid steel construction. I bit heavier than it's aluminum counterparts, but that means it is a work horse.
Folding (Folds nearly flat, for easy storage and hauling)
Accommodates up to 150 Pounds
I have yet to discover any.
This is a great little work horse for those looking for a portable hand truck that will consistently haul items over any terrain with little or no effort. I would highly recommend it.
Best investment ever!
by Amazon Customer (5 out of 5 stars)
June 21, 2016
BEST INVESTMENT I HAVE EVER MADE.
My boyfriend and I recently moved out of an OLD San Francisco apartment. If you have ever moved out of an old San Francisco apartment, you will know that it is challenging and requires a lot of effort and muscle, as everything is manual and not made to be easy in any way. Moving into the building a year and a half ago, we did not have this handy dolly and the struggle was real. The struggle was so real that we invested in this dolly. JOB WELL DONE MAGNA CART!
We were willing to try anything to make the moving process much smoother this time, and this dolly was well worth it. Two plastic bins fully loaded and stacked on op of each other was no challenge for this dolly. I didn't lift a finger and I didn't have to hear the boyfriend complain once!
Best investment ever. You would be a fool not to get this!
Good Heavy Duty Cart for a Foldaway
by St. Omer Van Matzah (5 out of 5 stars)
January 4, 2017
I bought this after nearly killing myself lugging multiple boxes and bags to teach my class. I had to carry them the length of a long parking lot and through a big building. I bought this, and what a relief. I stack a large "milk crate" box on the bottom which is full of binders containing plastic enveloped sheets (very heavy), then stack on top of that big carryalls. I rope it all to the handle. Since the bottom box extends at least 6 inches beyond the front lip of the cart, I tilt it back very carefully as I am sure it was never intended to be loaded this way, but once tilted, the weight is on the heavy weight metal bars (the handles) and there is no problem. The wheels are large enough to traverse the rough parking area without a hitch. The whole thing is built to haul a real load. It folds away nicely in my studio. I've used it about 3 months now and it shows no signs of wear at all.
This seemed like the right tool for the job
by Jon C (3 out of 5 stars)
May 1, 2016
I needed something to haul packages that weighed around 30-40 lbs each, that I could also carry in my car. This seemed like the right tool for the job.
Man, was I disappointed. First, the base is smaller than I expected. The boxes I would put on it would always tip forward. The base was just too small to lift the boxes without me having to hold and tilt the boxes as I tilted the dolly itself. The second issue is that the build of this dolly feels really poor. I'm sure 80 pounds would break the thing it half if I did not relieve the pressure as I pulled back. You also have to get the dolly really low to the ground to keep everything on the dolly. Not very comfortable.
The last issue are those wheels. I love that they fold to really make the dolly fit well in a car. The problem is one of my wheels broke about two weeks into use. It did not fully break but something with the folding mechanism definitely broke. So instead of just unfolding by opening the base, one wheel sticks and I have to pry it open while simultaneously pulling open the base. Its awkward and annoying.
Warning DO NOT PURCHASE!!! Very poor quality
by A. Lenick (1 out of 5 stars)
December 9, 2016
Warning - Do not buy. This broke after the first day of using. Used for moving boxes that weight less that 50 pounds. Hinge system collapsed and the cart is now useless. If it was within the return period, I would have returned. After closer inspection, the materials are of cheap quality. Please note the broken hinge on the back.
Extremely well-made and durable cart. This sucker holds a lot of weight.
by AmazonBuyerSince1999 (5 out of 5 stars)
October 30, 2017
We bought this hand truck to help us move boxes and bins into a vacation condo we recently purchased. We have lived in a SFH for 40 years and getting things from a parking lot into an elevator and the condo was a distant memory for me and my wife. I bought this hand truck because it folded up into a small package and appeared to be able to handle heavy loads. It did not disappoint. We used it to move plastic bins, and boxes of KDF furniture we bought at furniture store. We used it to move the bins down a few concrete stairs out of our house.
It kept the load stable while we pushed it down each stair. One of the boxes we loaded was a full dresser knocked down into a single box. We were able to load that box and a couple of others on top it. Total weight was probably about 75 lbs. We used the bungee cords recommended by Amazon, using two yellow ones for the heavier loads. The platform at the bottom of the hand truck isn't large, but we were able to move everything without any problems. My wife loves and it uses it to move boxes of food from a warehouse store.
It's light and easy to carry when folded. We are very happy with the purchase. I have used industrial hand trucks to move very heavy boxes. I wouldn't want to use this if I was a professional mover and or was delivering boxes of paper or heavy equipment to an office or warehouse. But for the kinds of things most homeowners will use, it will handle much heavier loads more than your lower back can lift.
I highly recommend this folding cart. In fact, I'm buying another one to give as a gift to someone. This is a good purchase.
Life Savor for rolling toddler + car seat.
by mwaz (5 out of 5 stars)
June 11, 2015
Used as car seat roller on airport/plane. Allowed me to travel alone with my son. Worked AMAZINGLY!!! Rolled it right to my seat on the plane on Southwest 737-700. At the widest point the wheels of the cart are a little more than 15". My car seat was 2" wider than the cart. And my car seat is the narrowest on the market I believe. My car seat is a Diono Radian RXT. My son + his car seat was 62lbs. So glad I got something heavy duty as I was constantly tilting it upright and back, and turning it and manhandling it. A luggage cart would have snapped I would think.
I used a S-Biner clip with a 100lb capacity from Home-Depot and the latch connectors to attach the car seat to it. Put the latch connector through the front facing belt path and brought the connectors together and clipped to the S-biner clip. I pulled the tether strap down from the top and attached that to be clip as well.
It folded up and I was allowed to put it in the overhead bin at my seat. It is also narrow enough to go under the seat in front of you but would stick out about 8". I had totally anticipated having to gate check it, for safety reasons but they just put it in the overhead bin. I had them tag the bag as gate check, before I boarded. You should also assume it will be gate checked. It's heavy and dangerous if it falls out of overhead bin on someone's head.
I bought the Angel Baby red stroller bag (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJMAHPS/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_cuyEvbY3CDEWS) to put it in so it didn't get overlooked if gate checked. The bag fit it perfectly and held the gate check tag and luggage tag and contained my cart so it didn't get left behind!
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