The WORX Aerocart is the Swiss Army Knife of wheelbarrows and garden carts. Honestly, calling this a wheelbarrow is very misleading because of the clever way it can be modified to perform specific jobs around the yard. It can pretty much do everything except mow your lawn. All joking aside, the WORX Aerocart can perform 8 different functions straight out of the box, with included accessories. You can adjust the basic design and choose the proper setup to match your tasks. For example, if you want to move a planter then you use the included strap to move it securely. In this Aerocart review you’ll learn why it’s worth buying, even during a recession. It will save you time and the strain on your back.
It’s like having a best friend helping you around the yard, but without the complaining. I’ve been impressed with the WORX brand over the years, as they do a wonderful job of creating practical tools for very little money, in comparison to the competition.
Another great thing about the WORX brand is they stand behind their products, providing you with a good warranty. For example, we first reviewed the Aerocart in 2015 and now in 2023, it’s still a top seller and as highly-regarded by customers today as it was back then. Good products stand the test of time, after years of use and abuse. The WORX Aerocart is worth every penny, and it will continue to be a workhorse, year after year. Here are some of the common questions people want to know:
Table of Contents...
- 1 WORX Aerocart Review | Great Engineering
- 2 Electric-Powered Wheelbarrows — the Future
- 3 Included Accessories / Aerocart
- 3.1 Plant and Rock Mover | WORX Aerocart
- 3.2 Convenient Dolly | WORX Aerocart
- 3.3 Extended Dolly | WORX Aerocart
- 3.4 Bag Holder | WORX Aerocart
- 3.5 Cylinder Carrier | WORX Aerocart
- 3.6 Trailer Tote* | WORX Aerocart
- 3.7 WORX Aerocart | Useful Accessories
- 3.8 WORX Aerocart Snow Plow | WA0230
- 3.9 WORX Aerocart Wagon Kit
- 3.10 WORX Aerocart Water Bag
- 3.11 Is the WORX Aerocart for you?
- 3.12 Related posts:
This is a very useful wheelbarrow for anyone but especially if you’re a homeowner who loves to work around the yard and need a versatile tool to help you perform a variety of tasks. In the case of this wheelbarrow I can’t help but refer to it as a tool because it has so many practical uses it seems too limiting to refer to it as just a wheelbarrow. The WORX Aerocart can tackle almost any project that involves moving or hauling and will almost certainly make your life easier.
Before we get into the heart of this review just watch this video and you can see how smart the WORX Aerocart really is. You’ve never seen a wheelbarrow like this before.
VIDEO : A Closer Look at the WORX Aerocart
Are you convinced yet? Well, keep reading and then make your decision. The beauty of this wheelbarrow is that it allows you to handle a wide range of tasks around the yard by yourself. You don’t need to recruit your family and friends to help you do yard work anymore. This is a tool for people who love to be productive around the home and get stuff done.
WORX Aerocart Review | Great Engineering
It’s been designed to make a 300lb load feel more like 25lbs due to the way it’s been engineered. The key design feature is how the wheels are positioned directly under the load for maximum leverage. This reduces the lifting force by up to 4x. Toss in whatever you want and haul it around with ease. Less tension and stress on your body than other wheelbarrows, WORX has created a product with the needs of homeowners in mind.
The Power of Accessories and the Aerocart
Over the years the accessories for the Aerocart has increased. This is a unique advantage and proves how much ingenuity was built-into it from the beginning. This was an ambitious product, and they managed to attract a lot of consumers who need an easy-to-use garden cart/wheelbarrow. It’s made of steel with a deep powder coat, making it quite durable, but if it gets any deep scratches, it will begin to rust. The wheels will never go flat, so that’s one thing you won’t have to worry about.
If firewood is a regular part of your life then you’ll appreciate this accessory that converts the Aerocart to a firewood cart in seconds. The material is double-canvas, and thick enough to resist scraping wood. It can handle up to 177 lbs. of wood.
Maybe WORX should think about integrating a weight scale into the Aerocart as it’s impossible for homeowners to know the weight of what they’re carrying.
It will only take a few seconds to convert the Aerocart to a wagon, and you don’t need tools. It includes a convenient detachable storage tray and a cushioned seat for when you want to take a break or get into a more comfortable position while pulling weeds.
Organizer with Handles
This simple organizer is made from thick nylon. The inner compartments can be adjusted using the movable slots with Velcro as the fastener. This reminds me of my camera bag as it uses the same concept. Yes, it’s simple, but effective.
Thankfully, they added carrying handles to this organizer so you can easily move your tools and other outdoorsy stuff wherever you need them.
Giant Clips to Secure Tools
These are basically two big clothespin that secure your full size tools to the Aerocart. Perfect for shovels and rakes, or anything similar. If it has a long handle then it will work.
These tool holders can also be used in your shed to lock your tools in place.
The WORX Aerocart would feel like a natural fit for an IKEA catalog. It has all of the same characteristics of IKEA furniture, and I mean that in a good way — smart, stylish, affordable and practical. It’s an excellent product. And the last accessory it —
Voila! A Snow Plow
This will magically convert your Aerocart into a snow plow, and if that wasn’t enough, it also has three different height adjustments.
One of the main questions you might be asking yourself is will this remove snow better than a dedicated snow shovel, which is less expensive than this accessory? And the answer is “Yes” because you have far more leverage when using this Aerocart snow plow. You are holding it with both arms so it’s balanced, and it has wheels. Whereas a snow shovel is awkward to hold as it puts tension and stress on the weak areas of your body. This is a great add-on.
If you want a true snow clearing machine, get a cordless snow blower.
Did you know that WORX is owned by Positec Tool Corporation, a China based company?
There you have it, all of the extra paid accessories available for you. They add more functionality to your WORX Aerocart. What makes the Aerocart so appealing is the cumulative value of all of its features. There’s no single feature that will blow you away but when you stack them all together, it becomes apparent at how practical it is. I would say that this is an excellent buy if you’re someone who spends a lot of time in your yard and garden. If you’re someone who is constantly trying to improve your yard, and you love to get deep in the weeds, then the Aerocart will quickly become your best friend.
Electric-Powered Wheelbarrows — the Future
On the other hand, if you need to do some heavy-duty hauling and moving, then the WORX Aerocart will not be strong enough, or robust enough to get the job done. It’s important to have realistic expectations. The Aerocart was not designed for the construction site. This will not replace a heavy duty wheelbarrow, in fact, in our modern world, I’d recommend a battery-powered wheelbarrow if you need to haul around various materials with very little input from you. Have a look at these powerful wheelbarrows just to give you an idea of what the competition is for the Aerocart. In fact, even though I’ve been praising the design of the Aerocart for it’s versatility and value; the truth is, I’m more in awe of these commercial-grade motorized wheelbarrows. They’re basically robots. What do you think?
Electric Wheelbarrows : Easy to Use
Makita 18V (XUC01X1) 3.0 cu.ft. cargo
Even though this Makita power wheelbarrow is overkill for most homeowners, I thought it would be interesting for readers to get an idea of what’s available in terms of modern wheelbarrows. They all have their purpose. This 36V Makita is built for construction sites. It has a heavy-duty build quality and incorporates Makita’s dust and water resistance technology which they call Extreme Protection Technology (XPT).
This has a maximum speed of 2.5 MPH even when being pushed up a 12-degree incline. The specs are quite impressive on this, and it won’t come as a surprise that this a a fairly expensive motorized wheelbarrow.
It’s powered by an 18V Makita LXT and you’ll get up to 60-minutes of running time, depending on how hard you push it. You can add a second battery in the holding compartment so when the first battery runs out of power it will automatically switch to the backup battery. This is a practical feature.
Snapper 82V Max / 3.7 cu.ft. cargo
This 82V Snapper is one of the best electric wheelbarrows for homeowners, and to be honest, it’s a little underrated. This will save your back and the rest of your body from the type of injuries associated with doing manual labor. Nobody wants to do hard labor and owning this Snapper motorized wheelbarrow will make you wonder how you ever lived without one. It really is a game changer.
It has two forward speeds and one reverse, and can move up to 2.6 mph. It’s not the fastest machine but you’ll be much happier using this than a manual cart/wheelbarrow. It’s easy to move around, and It has enough power to handle 220 lbs. in the cargo bed. You’ll have to figure out a rough estimate of the weight for the type of materials you plan on moving. Things like rock and sand can get heavy fairly fast, so be conscious of that if you purchase one.
This Snapper 82V cart is towable, and it has a steel reinforced frame and a heavy-duty transmission. Overall, an excellent buy, especially if you find it on sale.
What Can the WORX Aerocart Do?
The WORX Aerocart can tackle a diverse amount of task around the home and job site. The WORX Aerocart comes with the following accessories:
- Mesh Rock lifter
- Plant Mover strap
- Cylinder Holder
- Bag Holder
The Aerocart has tires that never go flat and the body of the cart is constructed from steel. It’s fairly durable but the main selling feature of the WORX Aerocart is in the diverse range of tasks it can accomplish, and can quickly be transformed into a slightly different tool. It’s relatively lightweight at 41 lbs and compact enough to fit in the trunk of your car with easy to remove handles. I wish more companies designed their products to allow customers to transport them as easily as the WORX Aerocart.
As seen on QVC | WORX Aerocart
Honestly, if you’re not convinced after watching the WORX Aerocart videos that I’ve included in this review then I’m afraid there are no words that will impress you enough to buy this wheelbarrow. As they say, the proof is in the pudding and once you realize how much you can accomplish with this one tool you’d be silly to buy a regular wheelbarrow.
Included Accessories / Aerocart
You get a lot of functionality with these accessories. They all come with the WORX Aerocart.
Plant and Rock Mover | WORX Aerocart
With the flower pot moving strap and the Aerocart’s extended arms you can now move those potted plants all by yourself. Typically you need two people to move large plants but not anymore. You can move them all by yourself and without the strain on your back by moving them manually. Why work hard when you can just use a better tool and work smart, getting more work done in less time and reducing the toll it takes on your body. Both have an 80 lb capacity.
Convenient Dolly | WORX Aerocart
If you’ve ever had to move a refrigerator or washing machine you know how difficult it is to do so. Thankfully the WORX Aerocart has a heavy-duty dolly flap capable of lifting up to 300lbs of weight with ease.
Extended Dolly | WORX Aerocart
Expand your options with the extended dolly. Lift more stuff. Perfect for stuff like mulch, straw bales and larger items like furniture. Capable of lifting up to 80 lbs with the extended dolly.
Bag Holder | WORX Aerocart
Have you ever tried to put leaves, debris or trash into a bag while holding it with one hand and trying to shovel it in with the other? Well, as you know doing it that way is filled with frustration. With the WORX Aerocart you can use the bag holder to keep your bag firmly in place while you fill it with whatever you want to put in it.
Cylinder Carrier | WORX Aerocart
Perfect for moving anything cylindrical such as tanks, water jugs, buckets and anything else with a similar shape. This is a fantastic accessory that will prevent your items from rolling off either side.
Trailer Tote* | WORX Aerocart
By attaching the trailer ball (sold separately) you can roll your ATV, motorcycle, or boat trailer wherever you need to. The WORX Aerocart enables you to move trailers up to an impressive 1000 lbs.
Note: I haven’t been able to source where this trailer tote is sold. It doesn’t seem to be sold on Amazon and I’m unable to find it through the WORX site either. I’ll update this when I figure out where it can be purchased.
Watch this video made by WORX to get a better idea on the capabilities on the Aerocart wheelbarrow.
Features (Model: WG050) :
- Designed to make 200 pounds feel like 17 pound by using the WORX Turbo Lift design.
- Versatile. Instantly converts from a wheelbarrow to a dolly and more.
- Automatically adjusts center of gravity for greater balance.
- Tires never go flat.
- Comes with: flower pot strap and cylinder, bag & rock holder strap
- Made from heavy-duty steel, capable of carrying up to 300 lbs.
- Height: 11.65 inches | Width: 18.15 inches | Depth: 41.75 inches
WORX Aerocart | Useful Accessories
If you want options then look no further because beyond all the functionality that WORX has already squeezed into the Aerocart wheelbarrow they still found a way to create even more accessories to further add functionality to an already feature-rich product.
It’s rare for companies to design so many options for expandability, as companies tend to design new products for each particular need. WORX could have easily done that but instead they decided to engineer a variety of add-ons so consumers can extract the most out of their initial investment. In this case, they’ve created 3 more accessories that turn the original Aerocart wheelbarrow into an entirely new product. I love it.
Yes, these need to be purchased individually but they are relatively inexpensive and are entirely optional, so as far as I’m concerned it’s a win-win situation. They’re available if and when you need them. Show me another wheelbarrow that provides the same degree of flexibility. I don’t think it exists.
The Aerocart is truly a unique product that fills a need in the market for versatile products that consumers can modify for their own particular needs without spending too much money.
WORX Aerocart Snow Plow | WA0230
The WORX Aerocart Snow Plow (Model: WA0230) attachment is an accessory that you’ll appreciate at this time of year. Winter is here and as you already know, snowstorms can come at any time and without warning — unless you live in Florida. But if you don’t own a snow blower then you’ll appreciate the ability to use your WORX Aerocart to also clear the snow around your home with the purchase of the snow plow.
It easily removes snow from your driveway, walkways and sidewalks without the back strain of using a shovel. Easy to attach, as with all the Aerocart accessories, the snow plow pushes snow out of the way as you push your way through the snow covered ground. Save lots of time and strain on your body with this attachment.
- Quickly converts your WORX Aerocart into a snow plow.
- Designed for increased comfort and control with three adjustable height positions.
- Engineered with a galvanized steel wear strip for long-term durability and rust protection.
- Lightweight at 4.8 lbs and easy to store.
- Comes with a 3 year limited warranty for peace of mind.
The WORX Aerocart wagon attachment is another great accessory to expand the functionality of your wheelbarrow. It truly does transform your Aerocart into a cart/hay wagon with a resting seat, cup holders and extra storage space.
If you do a lot of work around the yard you’ll know that sometimes you need to work from a seated position when you need to do work that’s low to the ground, such as gardening. Well, the wagon attachment comes with a seat that you can use for all those type of tasks. Not only that, but you can use it to relax when you need a break or sit somewhere when you want to have lunch. It may seem like a small thing but it truly is a practical feature that homeowners will appreciate.
Ideal for hauling oddly shaped objects and materials that wouldn’t typically fit into a traditional wheelbarrow. Also, if you need more space, just insert the WORX Aerocart handles into the wagon clips and now you have a fully functioning hay wagon.
- Quickly transform your WORX Aerocart into a hay wagon or garden cart.
- Comes with a seat allowing you work more comfortably, and allows you to rest when needed.
- Attaches to your WORX Aerocart without the use of tools.
- Tires never go flat and never need inflating.
- Built-in tool tray with cup holders and more additional storage.
WORX Aerocart Water Bag
Sadly, the Water Bag has been discontinued. It’s a good idea but I guess it didn’t catch on with homeowners.
The WORX Water Bag accessory is yet one more option that transforms the capabilities of your Aerocart by turning it into a water station with a multitude of possibilities for your home projects. Capable of storing 20 gallons, enabling you to use your Aerocart and attached water bag to irrigate your garden, fill up water for livestock or perhaps even help you mix concrete on your construction site.
- Turn your wheelbarrow into a portable watering station.
- Made to carry up to 20 gallons of water for irrigation, livestock or mixing concrete.
- Lightweight and durable. Comes with an anti-slip liner for any wheelbarrow.
- Folds for easy storage. Comes with a secure, screw-on cap making it easy to use.
Is the WORX Aerocart for you?
Most people are familiar with the traditional wheelbarrow but the Aerocart is more than just a wheelbarrow. If you’re someone who spends a lot time on home improvement and garden projects then I think you’d be foolish not to seriously consider the the WORX Aerocart. It does so much right out of the box and provides you with many options to perform tasks as you need them. It’s a priceless tool that you’ll grow to appreciate over time.
On the other hand if you need a heavy-duty wheelbarrow for hauling objects over 300 lbs or need to move rocks or plants over 80 lbs then you should consider another option, like an electric-powered wheelbarrow. Yes, they exist, and they’re impressive, but on the expensive side. The Aerocart is excellent for homeowners who require an affordable carrying tool/cart for light-to-medium duty projects.
What I truly love is how WORX has found a way to design and engineer a wheelbarrow with so many attachments that provide useful features to consumers. Some might write this off as a gimmick but the majority of customers are extremely happy with the Aerocart and you can’t ask for a better endorsement than satisfied customers. It’s currently rated at 4.2 (out of 5) with over 110 reviews. The bottom line is that this wheelbarrow works as advertised.
Either way, by now you should have a pretty good idea if this is something that you need. If you want great flexibility, quality, durability and expandability all rolled into one then the WORX Aerocart is the perfect wheelbarrow for your home.