After shopping around on several sites, including Amazon, for this brand of plant dolly, I bought from Overstock because their price was among the lowest and shipping was very cheap. Plus, they had this in terracotta color, and since I am using it under some very large terracotta pots, I wanted the dolly to blend in. Alternate color is black, good if you have darker pots. Because I had shopped around, I knew from other reviews on other sites that this 24-in size is their rain barrel model and has no drain holes. The smaller sizes come with a center drain hole. Not a problem--at the center of the dolly is a depression instead of a drain hole, and I drilled 4 holes evenly spaced in that depression, using a 1/4 inch drill bit. It's easy to tell where to drill so you don't hit anything critical, and it is just plastic, so not difficult to drill. Drains water just fine. I am quite happy with this dolly. The heavy pots are on the dollies now (I bought 2) and I can wheel them around the patio OK by myself. The wheels are working fine even with the heavy weight, and the dolly is very stable, not tippy at all when I move it (unlike other brands I have bought). There is a raised outer edge to this dolly, so be sure the bottom of your pot is an inch smaller than the dolly so it will sit entirely on the flat part. A pot that is 23 inches in diameter on the bottom will fit fine on this 24 inch dolly. The raised edge is great for keeping your pot from sliding off the dolly when you move it around.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Very close
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good quality, solid, quality wheels
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Did not mention lack of drainage holes
Rare find, very sturdy and maneuverable, fast shipping and of course,, best value from Overstock. If you have a whiskey barrel plant pot,you don't have much choice but to get this good looking dolly. hope it will last under the UV sunlight. I certainly will buy again.
When I opened the box and pulled the Dolly out it was huge! I placed my 20" split leaf philodendron (it takes two adults to carry it inside during the winter) with its drainage tray on it and still have room to place several smaller potted plants on the dolly. It is extremely sturdy and rolls around easily enough that one person can handle it. It also solved the problem of plants sitting on & staining my new deck.if you like to group potted plants together and have room for this dolly on your patio or deck then this is a must have for you.
Great dolly for my 20" potted emerald evergreen trees. These make moving the pots easy during our severe weather here in the southeast. They are sturdy and match the color of my pots. They do not have drainage holes, for now I just tip them a little to get rid of the standing water. I plan on drilling some small holes for drainage, I don't think it will be hard to do. In terms of versatility, I also use a couple of these under patio umbrellas on heavy stands. Again, these make moving the umbrellas a breeze with the changing direction of the sun. Already have 6 and am planning on buying a few more since I am so pleased with the product!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Normal Terra Cotta coloring
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent wheels, nice thick base
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate