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So I'll be buying a cart this spring and I have a question for for those who have one (or many).

Has anyone put put any truck bedliner on the inside of a steel cart? Are there any reasons why you would not? I'm leaning toward a poly cart, but there seem to be way more choices of steel.

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I've used the spray-can liner in some of my steel carts, works well! Now I use my JD 10P as the main worker & the steel carts mostly for shows.
That is a fantastic picture! As I said, I'm leaning toward a poly so it's good to know that that's what you mostly use.

Whatever I get, it will be my only cart. I don't need anything huge, I'm thinking 10 or maybe a 12. Nothing major: dirt, mulch, a little stone and maybe some wood when I put a stove in the shed.
 

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I'd buy a good used one before another new one. Less money and pre assembled.
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I made one from wood 2x for 50 bucks, I can replace a board if it ever gets "scratched"
 

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My 10P was a freebie when I got my LX280. My neighbor borrows it for most of the summer to move split firewood to his stacked wood pile. He says it is the perfect height for the job.
 

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I have both steel and poly carts, both Craftsman although the poly is actually Rubbermaid.
I like to have whatever is in the cart slide out when I dump it, so bedliner would not be my first choice. The poly actually has less friction than the steel so it gets more use, I have considered cooking spray or even coating the inside with used vegetable oil to reduce friction even further.
 

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I bought a quart of bedliner from Wal Mart and used it on my cart and in the bed of my Mule 610. This was several years ago and it has held up very well. I use the Mule bed a lot more than I do the cart so it has had more wear but has held up nicely. I just used a paint brush to put it on as thick as I could. Very pleased with the results and cost.--Edro
 

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I've used the Plastikote in a spray can to line a cart/leaf collector setup. Worked great...they have textured and non-textured if dumping friction is a concern. Mine had a smooth finish and felt very much like a poly surface when complete. I sold the setup, but recent feedback from my buddy says it's still good as new after a year of use.
 

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I bought a Craftsman 12cy steel cart over 11 years ago, love it and it was cheaper! No bed-liner, dont have time. The rust and scratches are part of the charm! No its not that bad and I have used it heavily for everything wood, dirt, mulch, rocks, construction equipment, etc.
Only important thing with all tractors & equipment is store inside, High and dry. raise off slab if possible.
Poly carts have some good features, but for me I need bigger or two carts. Have someone load one while hauling the other. I am shopping for a 18cy steel tandem axle now!
 

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I'd buy a good used one before another new one. Less money and pre assembled.
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It's what I did, found a nice JD 15S less than half of dealer price, and about the same as the cheapest price of the year for anything at Lowe's, HD, Sears, or TSC. I use it pretty hard, and appreciate the heavier gauge steel, heavier axle, and heavier tongue of the JD vs some of the cheaper alternatives. Mine is not perfect, but I looks good in pictures, and works well for my needs.
 

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We use steel tubs to put parts in where I work. We use bed liner in them once they get rusty. Textured finish sucks for dumping smooth is great.
 
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