After methodically loading a cart with random pieces of heavy steel, the shopping cart was able to easily support around 1,015 pounds.
It wasn’t until an additional 418 pounds was added that the cart finally succumbed to all the weight and collapsed.
How much weight can a shopping cart carry?
According to Sploid, the amount probably varies from cart to cart, depending on its model, maker, size, and material. But Illinois-based shopping cart manufacturer and reseller The R.W. Rogers Company says its largest cart (made from metal and plastic) has a weight capacity of around 350 pounds.
How much do stores pay for shopping carts?
Shopping cart theft can be a costly problem with stores that use them. The carts, which typically cost between $75 and $150 each, with some models costing $300–400, are removed by people for various purposes.
Is it illegal to have a shopping cart?
Yes, true, it’s unsightly, but this person has no car and needs to get their groceries home somehow. Is it really illegal to remove a shopping cart from a grocery store’s parking lot? Theft of a shopping cart is only a misdemeanor.
How long is a shopping cart?
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