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WORX WG050 Wheelbarrow: Aerocart Review

This Worx Aerocart 8-in-1 wheelbarrow can barely be called a wheelbarrow. It’s more like a transformer.

The amount of time and frustration this wheelbarrow has saved me is worth about 10x the actual price.

WORX Wheelbarrow Aerocart 8-in-1: R...
WORX Wheelbarrow Aerocart 8-in-1: Review and Tutorial

But before I get ahead of myself, let’s check out what makes this wheelbarrow so great.

Why we review lawn tools

The reason we started this website in the first place was because we had so much trouble trying to find reasonable, understandable, honest reviews for lawn equipment. And it’s not cheap! After hours and hours of research, trying products and returning them, and messing up our yards – we started this site. 

As people who had to learn the hard way, we want you to know exactly what you are signing up for before you purchase a piece of equipment. That’s why we are committed to providing honest, easy-to-understand reviews that mean something. 

About WORX

Something that many of you may be scratching your head around is….what is Worx? It isn’t quite the household name that Dewalt, John Deere, or some of the other big name brands. Worx has quietly been creeping into the marketplace and has found a niche in electric lawn tools. 

They offer low price, medium-to-high quality products that….work. Worx is super popular on places like Amazon, but also have a presence in some of the big box stores. Worx started off in lawn equipment and took off like a rocket, but are now transitioning into new products. One hallmark of Worx’ brand is that of innovation. And let me tell you – the Aerocart wheelbarrow is an innovation.

Check out some of our other WORX products reviews here.

My experience with wheelbarrows

If you are anything like me, you grew up with a simple metal wheelbarrow with a halfway inflated front tire that flipped onto its side every time you went to pick it up.

You can check out our Wheelbarrow Buying Guide here.

And then later on you evolved to one of those big plastic wheelbarrows with two legs. Which seems great, but when you try to move it you can only waddle like a penguin or scrape your achilles tendon into oblivion.

If you cannot tell, I have had a hate-hate relationship with wheelbarrows my entire life. Until now.

What to look for in a wheelbarrow

When purchasing a wheelbarrow or yard cart, I try to look for things that don’t hurt me. Let me explain:

  • Load reducing features: Anything that will use leverage to make the load feel lighter and not destroy my hands and back.
  • Multiple functions: Because if you are going to take up space in the garage, you darn well better do more than just haul dirt.
  • Tires that don’t go flat: These are super important for steering, supporting weight, and providing a safe experience.
  • Sturdy: One rule here – don’t fall over.

Guys its a wheelbarrow – this shouldn’t be hard. Do not hurt the operator and you are in the top decile of wheelbarrows on the market.

So where does the Worx WG050 Aerocart fit in?

I’m glad you asked.

Worx WG050 Aerocart 8-in-1 review

I said we would be reviewing a Worx wheelbarrow and I was wrong. Because this is sort of a cheat code hybrid device that is absolutely insane. Here we go.

Check out our web story highlighting this wheelbarrow here.

Load reducing benefits

The Worx WG050 comes with something called “Turbo Lift”. While it may sound like this comes with blasters that will send it into space, it is actually just a simple lever system that makes a lot of weight feel like a little.

Remember those science projects in middle school where you could use a see-saw looking thing to lift a lot of weight with barely any effort?

This is basically the same thing, except in wheelbarrow form. The Worx wheelbarrow has the Turbo Lift leverage system to make 200 lbs of wheelbarrow weight feel like 17 lbs. 

I could make a joke here but will not.

All to say: the main benefit here is that this will save your back big time. Instead of doing a deadlift to get this thing moving, you can pick up something significantly less heavy. Talk about a freaking benefit.

Work wheelbarrow and dolly
Dolly mode. Let’s go.

Multiple functions

I think the dead giveaway that the Worx Aerocart 8-in-1 has multiple functions is that it is called the Worx Aerocart 8-in-1.

Here are the 8 functions in the Worx Aerocart Wheelbarrow:

  • Wheelbarrow
  • Hand truck / dolly
  • Extended dolly
  • Bag holder
  • Cylinder holder
  • Rock and plant mover
  • Trailer mover

Yeah, it is a little bit of a stretch. I mean I am technically a bag holder every time I go anywhere with my wife (I’m whipped). 

Needless to say, the two main functions I use with this are wheelbarrow and hand truck. And these work super well. 

It’s great that this wheelbarrow can do so much, providing you with a ton of options if you choose to get fancy. 

Work WG050 Aerocart wheelbarrow
Easily folds flat

Tires that don’t go flat

This is honestly number one for me. Back in college I volunteered at a summer camp doing manual labor (all in the name of Jesus!). One of our tasks was to take all the sand that had spilled over into the lake and put it back on the sand volleyball court.

I almost died. The dang wheelbarrow was full of wet sand and I had to push it up a steep ramp WITH A FLAT TIRE. I mean this piece of junk was useless. The more wheelbarrows I have come in contact with, the more I realize what a pain it is to have to get the pump out every time I use it so that it isn’t a useless sled.

The Worx Aerocart wheelbarrow has never-flat tires. They are basically rubber tires that don’t require air. And yes, Worx included a graphic that shows like forty different screws embedded in the tire to prove it.

Whoever used this must have had bigger problems than a flat tire.

Worg WG050 wheelbarrow wheels
Not running flat!

Sturdy

Last but not least, a wheelbarrow has to be sturdy. And the Worx Aerocart Wheelbarrow is that.

I’m talking NFL linemen-level sturdy. 

Because most of these dumpy wheelbarrows can tip over pretty easily. Then your entire day is ruined. 

I have owned one of those gray Scott’s wheelbarrows before that is absolutely sturdy. A big plastic hunk that is essentially a square. The thing that sucked is that it had two rigid plastic legs that were so thick and in the way. Whenever you pushed the wheelbarrow, you could only take tiny penguin-like steps to avoid smashing your feet under the legs. 

I like the Worx wheelbarrow because it has a super intuitive  design with four legs that lift up when you do. They tuck back under the wheelbarrow until you’re ready to set it down again. 

Worx WG050 Aerocart
Sturdy and ready to go.

Genius.

Worx Aerocart Cost and Value

The Worx Aerocart fluctuates in price, but averages about $200. Before you guffaw or even snort, think about this – this is 8 different tools. 2 of which will absolutely be used on the regular. 

The value here is enormous, which is what made us buy it in the first place

No regrets.

Buy Worx Wheelbarrow Aerocart

The Worx Aerocart wheelbarrow can probably be found in most major retailers like Lowe’s and Home Depot. Make sure to check if it is in stock online before you go.

Alternatively, you can check the price on Amazon and have it shipped directly to your home.

The official review: Worx Aerocart Wheelbarrow

This thing is a beast that we use at least a few times per month. We highly recommend this product and have had no issues during our ownership. 

Make sure to check out our video review as well.

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Alex is a lawn tool enthusiast who cut his teeth as a normal Joe lawn dad. After burning through expensive, fancy tools, Alex became dedicated to finding the best tools on the planet. He is now a leading expert on electric lawn tools, quoted in the Washington Post among other publications.