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surprised by the poor quality
on 15 August 2012
Surprised by the poor quality especially after reading the reviews prior to buying the hose cart.
The reel was catching on the handle, but I managed to straighten that.
When unrolling the hose to get the attachments (why they are in the middle and not fixed to the framework as other manufacturers do, I do not know!) I saw the end of the hose was very badly kinked near where it attaches to the reel.
On the first use of the hose, when I was pulling it out over paving the hose got damaged and started to leak. I can only assume that there was a fault on the hose, otherwise if the hose is so easily damaged it will not last long at all.
When winding the hose in, this is almost a two man job, and the reel is so light weight, and the hose needs to be fairly tightly wound or loops occur and then it is then a nightmare to unreel next time it is used.
I hope for other people's sake that I was unlucky, and other buyers receive a better quality product.
I would recommend looking at this cart (and alternatives) in a garden centre before purchasing, so you know what you are going to receive. I would also recommend that you buy the length of hose you need, and do not buy a lot more length than you require (if it seems cheap) as the longer the hose, the more awkward it is to handle.