@bigjl98@Kidsandliz I don’t know more about this product than you guys, but I’d guess the 80 lb limit would be on hauling, so the first thing to go would be that little handle. Cubes are pretty structurally sound, so for the purpose of sitting, 250 isn’t so bad, but when you go to tilt it over and haul with it, you’d snap or bend the handle, and quickly turn it into just another box.
@bigjl98@ExtraMedium@Kidsandliz@rpstrong The strength and rigidity with four contact points on the floor is going to be a lot higher than with two. I suspect that while the handle is one obvious point where the load capacity is not high enough, the shifting load vectors in a very flexy structure would cause things to unlatch if overstressed and tilted, and as noted above, the floor popping out of the bottom would be likely.
Thinking about getting this for recycling cans & bottles since literally anything I can do to incentivize people to take out the recycling is a win. Unfortunately I’m the only one who crushes the fucking cans so it would probably just increase trip frequency and constitute yet another exercise in self-defeat. (´ー｀)
@medonsw You should let him know they’re worth money & maybe he’ll start crushing them again.
Either way, I said “cans & bottles” for a reason; I live in a civilized municipality where we sort our recycling so we can feel morally superior prior to having it all thrown into the same fucking hole in the earth somewhere in China (or somewhere in the US now that China has largely stopped buying our trash) because somebody found a plastic straw hidden somewhere in the aluminum.
When it comes to recycling, crushed cans don’t even rank on the list of considerations… unless you’re writing articles about it, I guess.
@dvermilion@medonsw Reynolds and Alcoa both buy large amounts of can scrap for remelting. That’s the most economically viable part of the recycling stream, along with paper. Cardboard would be a strong contender if the public didn’t habitually contaminate it with greasy fluids both food and petrochemical. Plastic recycling is bullshit for the most part.
@dvermilion When our kids were little, they got such a kick out of watching DH crush cans. DH used to be addicted to diet sodas so there were a lot of cans. A lot. He broke that habit 10 years ago. Now, it would take us about 7-8 years to amass enough cans, crushed or not, to make $100.
We used to be civilized and sort our recyclables; the barbarians-in-charge changed that process several years ago. I suppose we could continue sorting, but it would still get dumped into the same truck every week. The whole recycling industry makes me sad, especially with plastics. I still recycle everything I can even knowing that a large portion of it will wind up dumped in a landfill or burned into the atmosphere.
@phendrick Nah, that’s where a bucket and pool noodle come in.
For those not in the know: ideally put a bag inside a bucket. Cut a length of pool noodle, enough to go almost around the lip of the bucket. Then slice the piece lengthwise. Slip that over the bucket to hold the bag and give you a soft seat. Use as needed.
I’d be in for one if it could carry 150lbs and was like $19.99. Because this thinks looks like the wheels are gonna fall off when it’s empty. I am a moble DJ and I wouldn’t trust this to hold me pricey equipment. Lowes & HD sell a job box with locking lid and holds up to 250 lbs with 8 inch heavy duty wheels. Compartment separators and you could toss it out the bed of your truck doing 70 on the freeway and it would only be scratched. They sell it for $99 plus its 24x30x24 plus a 30 inch telescoping handle. NO COMPARISON but it does not fold up so… nevermind
@bugger The product you describe isn’t competition for the one Meh is selling, they are two totally different tools for two very different jobs. I have a job box myself. This thing being sold today is more for moving stuff short distances indoors. I wouldn’t personally trust it for extended outdoor use.
@djslack Thank you…that’s probably closer to what I’m capable of handling. I’d like to be able to move it myself, and even with wheels something bigger will be too heavy.
I’m currently using a large, wheeled scrapbooking tote because I can stack individual Plano plastic organizers with my tools inside. But it’s not built to carry that much weight, so I have to be careful with it.
Someday I’ll get my basement shop back after my kids are gone, and I won’t have to have a mobile mini-shop next to my kitchen table anymore, lol! But it would still be nice to have something sturdy if I want to travel with my leather essentials.
I have the similar to cart (dbest Quick Cart) and it has held up well for occasional use wheeling hardware in/out of the office. I think the dimensions may be wrong in this description tho? 37in down to 4in? Unless the handle extension is somehow in the mix I think that should be 17in? It’s cube-ish like, not a foot locker.
@ripper69 that’s what I was thinking too. I had a fairly light-duty one I think it was about $12 from a Grocery Outlet store. This one does seem to be better and it has the lid, but unless I’m missing something, it doesn’t seem that much different at 3x the price.
I had something like this (though not this exact one) when I was hustling Instacart. Honestly, it made those trips from the car to a fifth floor apartment via elevator a breeze, and it got me a fair number of compliments on my organization and even a few tips because I got all the groceries in one run. It lived in my trunk for years and I used it until it literally fell apart.
@cfg83 Yeah, now that you mention it, the Meh one has sliding locks at the top of the sides instead of the stiffener rails that can get lost or tossed by people who don’t know how it goes together. (Yet another reason to never loan anyone anything that has more than one part and/or could be broken by shipping it across town via FedEx Ground.)