Overland Carts combine the functionality of a wheelbarrow with the power of an electric drive system. The result is an easy to use cart that makes any job more enjoyable. Overland has been developing its electric drive system since 2008. Each component has been carefully selected and put in place for optimal performance and long life.
Top Reasons to Consider an Overland Cart This Spring
1. Overland Carts are user friendly
Overland Carts are very simple to operate. Pull out the red emergency stop button and immediately the lights by the handle will turn on. This let’s the user know that the cart is ready to move and also indicates current battery life. The toggle switch to the left of the E-Stop button allows the user to select their desired direction (forward or reverse). Then it’s just a twist of throttle and the cart will gradually power up to speed. The built in SmoothStart technology keeps the cart from lurching out of the customers hand. The technology makes sure every start is the same regardless of inclines or declines. Once accelerating, the cart will reach a top speed of 3 MPH, the speed of a brisk walk. The throttle can be adjusted based on user preference.
Many of the features found on Overland Carts came from customer inputs and improve the usability of the cart. All power carts apart from the the 4WD carts come with rear swivel wheels. The swivel wheels found on Overland Carts feature no flat tires and allow the cart to have a zero turn radius. Thus the cart can be maneuvered in and out tight spaces with ease. The wheelbarrow bucket can be removed on our basic carts in about 15 seconds via quick release snap pin on the front of the cart. This allows the cart to be converted to a flat bed platform. Another helpful feature is our Manual Mode. There is a lever on the front axle that allows the cart to go in freewheel mode, allowing for the cart to be moved if the cart runs out of power. Even if the cart is sitting without power, the cart can be rotated as needed.
2. Overland Carts are designed with your safety in mind
One of the biggest priorities at Overland is making sure the users are safe. Each Overland Cart comes standard with plenty of safety features. The most popular feature is our AutoLock braking system. This unique system automatically applies an electromagnetic brake when power is no longer applied to the cart. If the power cart slips out of the users hand, the cart will immediately slow down and stop, locking itself in place. This is also a very useful feature when operating the cart on inclines and declines. The cart can be safely loaded and unloaded without fear of the cart taking off. Another popular feature for hills is the HillSense throttle control, this allows the user to adjust the throttle to their liking on both inclines and declines. This prevents the cart from traveling too fast on a descent and keeps the user in control.
All Overland Carts feature AT LEAST 4 wheels for improved stability. Many of our carts feature six wheels (dual ag drive wheels and rear swivel wheels) while our 4WD has eight wheels operating at all times. The extra wheels are positioned to provide maximum load security. The cart can be safely wheeled around even with a full 750 pounds in the hopper. The four wheel design makes wheelbarrow spills a thing of the past. It also makes loading and unloading easier and safer.
3. Hand Crafted in the United States of America
Overland takes great pride in the construction of each wheelbarrow. Every powered cart is hand built in Archbold, Ohio by an Overland Cart professional. The stock steel is cut, formed and welded to the exact specs required for each Overland Cart. The formed steel is then run through a world class powder coating machine. Powder coating the steel helps to protect it and also provides a beautiful finish.
Once the chassis is built we attach the all electric powertrain. The transaxle is from a US manufacturer and features the electric motor and differential. These two critical components are sealed and require zero maintenance over the life of the cart. The next component added is the rechargeable battery pack. This pack features two top tier 21Amp, 12V rechargeable batteries. The batteries are wired in series to create a 21 Amp, 24V rechargable battery pack. The built in charger is then added to complete the electric drive system. The charger is designed specifically for the battery pack we use and can charge the batteries in about 6 hours, although we recommend leaving the charger on overnight. The batteries will last through a normal work day.
The attention to detail doesn’t stop there. Brentwood hoppers are standard on almost all our carts. These hoppers are the best wheelbarrow hoppers on the market. In the almost 10 years of selling Overland Carts, there have been zero warranty claims on the Brentwood hoppers. They are constructed from an extremely high quality HDPE polymer that provides all the strength of steel but at half the weight, and without the risk of rusting.
4. Overland Carts improve productivity while reducing back strain
Overland Carts have been delivering happiness to customer since the first cart rolled off the line in 2008. There are many satisfied customers across the USA. You can read their testimonials HERE. As Overland Carts have grown in popularity, so have the applications the cart is used for. There are many customers who have rejuvenated their landscaping dreams thanks to the excellent design of the cart. The cart is designed to minimize the load passed to operator. There is a blog post dedicated to how Overland Carts decrease strain on the body, it can be found HERE. When compared to a standard wheelbarrow, the Overland Cart makes every aspect of transporting heavy loads easier. There is even an Power Dump model that features an electric powered lifter that dumps the load. All Overland Carts come standard with a manual dump that can be controlled with a spring loaded G-pin.
5. Overland Carts get more work done, faster.
Across many different applications, there is a common theme, Overland Carts save customers time. From cleaning horse stalls to spreading mulch, customers report a time savings of about 30%-50%. The 10 cubic foot Overland wheelbarrow can haul two to three times the volume a standard wheelbarrow. It can also effortlessly haul up to 750 pounds which is well past the normal wheelbarrow load of 150-200 pounds. For reference, that is equal to fifteen 50 pound bags of concrete.
New for 2017 is an upgraded standard battery pack! The old battery pack was a 12 Amp-Hr, 24V. The new one is 21 Amp-Hr, 24V. We have tested the new battery pack in a variety of circumstances including different weights and different surfaces. The results can be viewed HERE. The summary is: the two wheel drive carts will last between 6-8 hours in our real world test. This test involved driving the cart empty, with 300 pounds and with 600 pounds. The cart was also driven equal parts on grass and pavement. In another test, the cart traveled 17 miles on a single charge with a weight of 150 pounds in the hopper.
What is the price range of Overland Carts?
Overland Carts are built from top tier components and constructed by hand to ensure proper fit and finish. Our entry level residential electric powered garden cart starts at $1,995.00. The most common line is our commercial series which starts at $2,395 and includes the Brentwood bucket and dual ag wheels. The Power Dump wheelbarrow features a electric lifter and comes in at $2,995.00. Overland also offers a four wheel drive powered wheelbarrow with power dump that is priced at $3,595.
How is my Overland Cart delivered?
Overland Carts are delivered via freight carrier. All Overland Carts ship free when purchased from our company website: store.graniteind.com. They are individually crated covered in stretch film wrap. This all done to ensure proper delivery to the customer’s door. Free lift gate is included with all Overland Cart purchases, this added option puts the cart on a smaller truck that is able to drop the cart to the ground.
Who is Granite Industries?
Granite is the parent company of Overland and has developed and manufactured the brand since it’s beginning in 2008. The company itself was founded in 1997 and has built its reputation on heavy duty, USA made products ranging from scaffolding to power carts. More of the product line can be seen here: www.graniteind.com
Where can I learn more about Overland Carts & can I shop online?
The primary way to learn more about Overland Carts is to visit the website: OverlandCarts.com. We keep the website updated with the latest news, videos and powered wheelbarrows. All Overland Carts are also available online at store.graniteind.com.
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