Last week, I spotted this full-to-the-brim tool cart at Ikea, and I had to know what it was. I was nearly certain it was a Rubbermaid utility cart, and it is.
Rubbermaid describes this as a Trades Cart.
This seemed to be the workers’ general purpose display renovation cart, and it looked like they were doing some drywall and general renovation work.
As an aside, upon seeing both Dewalt and Milwaukee drills on the cart, I asked the two workers which they liked better. One of the workers mentioning preferring Milwaukee over Dewalt, and the other also said they like Milwaukee over Dewalt, but would prefer Bosch, if not for that brand being too expensive. Interesting.
Previously, I have seen other Ryobi and Milwaukee cordless power tools being used for installation or renovation work at the same store.
The Rubbermaid 2-drawer commercial utility cart (FG618000BLA) has top and bottom shelves, and a midsection that holds two trays at the center and 4 parts boxes at the ends. It looks like the two trays can be retrieved from either side of the tool cart, which would be a good convenience.
Rubbermaid advertises the two storage trays being sized to hold essential hand tools and supplies.
The utility cart supports up to 330 lbs – 180 lbs on top, 150 lbs on the bottom. It has 2 fixed casters and 2 swivel casters, both 5″ in diameter, and is said to move easily over hard surfaces. There’s also a cord wrap at the end opposite the handle.
Its dimensions are given as 17-1/4″ wide x 19-1/2″ height x 38-1/4″ long, and it weighs 50 lbs.
The corners are rounded to help protect walls and furniture, and the non-metallic construction (plastic? polymer? composite?) won’t rust, dent, chip, or peel.
Country of Origin: USA
There’s also a version of the cart that has enclosing panels on the bottom, including a locking front panel.
I wonder if the Ikea workers could have made better use of Milwaukee’s new 40″ tool cart.
The Milwaukee is a lot bigger, but I’m more referring to the larger drawers, the removable and adjustable side bins, and the lip around the top compartment.
Or maybe some tool boxes or open-top bins on the bottom would have been enough to better organize things.
As it is, it looks like the tool cart is just one big bump away from spilling half of its contents off the side of the top.