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MultiCart 8-in-1 Equipment Transporters - R12NF All-Terrain

B&H # MUR12RT Mfr # R12RT
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Product Highlights
  • Lightweight
  • Rugged Steel
  • No Moveable Pins
  • Tubeless No-Flat Wheels

Multi-Cart is widely regarded as the go-to brand for anyone who needs to "take it on the road" safely and dependably. From the powder-coat finish to the quality hubs, wheels and the non-skid bed, every element of the design is aimed at the expeditious transport of your delicate gear, even in less than optimal environments.

The patented design instantly telescopes and transforms into any of 8 configurations to fit any equipment size or shape, enabling quick and ergonomic movement of huge amounts of gear and supplies with a small storage footprint.

The Multi-Cart 8-in-1 Equipment Transporter - R12NF All-Terrain has full-profile, hard rubber 10" rear wheels and 8 " front wheels for easy transport over rough terrain while avoiding down-time due to punctured tubes. It has a 500 lb load capacity.

No-Flat solid rubber wheels maintain the same high-profile road-gripping surface of the original pneumatic wheels but without the threat of punctures.
Equipped with patent-pending G-Force wheels and casters which are strong, lightweight and ride super quietly. The concentric hole design is structurally strong yet allows the casters to be lighter weight.
Glossy textured finish resists equipment slippage better than smooth finishes and is super tough.
Frame telescopes to stack loads high.
Non-skid frame bed surface resists load slippage.
Spring-loaded wing bolts won't vibrate out.
Stair skids ease hauling up steep stairs.
Strong tube axles are 43% lighter than solid axles.
Expandable frame accommodates innumerable cargo sizes and shapes.
Strong perforated front axle reduces weight and accommodates bungee cords.
Bold modern design. The 10" rear wheels and 8 " front wheels roll more smoothly over rough terrain than the typical 2" or 3" casters used on small carts.
Construction Lightweight steel telescopic frame
No-flat solid rubber wheels
Dimensions Frame: 34 - 52", with 32" foldable sides
Wheels: 10 x 3" no-flat rear, 8 x 2.5" no-flat swivel casters
Weight Capacity 500 lbs (227 kg) 32 cubic feet
Weight 36 lbs (16.3 kg)
MultiCart 8-in-1 Equipment Transporters - R12NF All-Terrain
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    MultiCart8-in-1 Equipment Transporters - R12NF All-Terrain
     
    4.5

    (based on 50 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (32)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (30)
    • Easy to use (20)
    • Lightweight (14)
    • Reliable (11)
    • Compact (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (12)
      • Daily transport (11)
      • Everyday (6)
      • General purpose (5)
      • Home (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional (13), Pro photographer (13), Semi-pro photographer (4), Semi-professional (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (34)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Cart for the Money

      I am a professional sound mixer who needed a cart to haul some cases around on and give me a area to work from. So I bought this cart and the Shelf and Decklid....Read complete review

      I am a professional sound mixer who needed a cart to haul some cases around on and give me a area to work from. So I bought this cart and the Shelf and Decklid. The cart is well built and BH is the only place that gives you the run flat tires for same price as normal air filled tires. So that is why I bought the cart from BH. The only cons to the cart are the Shelf and Deck Lid which are extra and only needed if you plan on using the cart to work from. The bolts that hold the shelf to the frame aren't long enough so I had to buy some longer bolts for $5.00 at a hardware store which wasn't a big deal. The deck mounting blocks were to close to the edge of the cart making it hard to secure it so it was easy to fix just took a wood chisel and trimmed a inch off each of the wood mounting blocks.
      Overall I love the cart and still think the shelf and deck lid are a good buy you just need to work on them a little bit like most gear I own

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not very satisfied...

      I'm a video pro who had high hopes for this item. Although the concept is good, I think the execution and quality control are abysmal.

      First, it's heavier than...Read complete review

      I'm a video pro who had high hopes for this item. Although the concept is good, I think the execution and quality control are abysmal.

      First, it's heavier than sin. In and out of your vehicle, especially with the decks attached, is a real effort.

      Second, the design is nowhere near as good as I was led to believe. The way the handles fold up and into those little tab slots by bending them seems so "garage" to me. And the tabs barely stop the handles from coming back out. The handles are also loose when raised... they jiggle back and forth when pushing or pulling the cart so it all feels loose and poorly executed. I had to tape metal washers onto the handles to reduce the play! And why square steel tubing? Square tubing is heavier and less efficient than round tubing.

      Then, the holes for attaching the optional decks are too small (or the bolts are too big). You have to screw the bolts into the holes and THEN put on the wingnuts! Which brings up another point... why on earth were the decks, and how they expand and attach to the cart, designed the way they are? They are a PAIN to attach! It seems to me by the time I get this cart fully put together (with decks) and ready to roll someone else with a standard cart will have made 2 or 3 trips and gotten everything transported.

      And that bottom deck with the clunky wooden tabs, painted plywood, and stapled carpeting is SO "garage".

      The no flat wheels are way too hard to be thought of as all-terrain. I went to go over an empty garden hose and the whole thing skidded to a stop against the smaller casters. A GARDEN HOSE! I was hoping that they would have more give.

      All in all, this design might be great in the smaller sizes but as far as this large model, it just doesn't scale up. A real bummer.

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      5.0

      Hauls all my stuff in one trip

      By Mike W

      from Durham, North Carolina

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Transport

        Comments about MultiCart 8-in-1 Equipment Transporters - R12NF All-Terrain:

        I'm shooting a long series of interviews in front of a portable green screen. My green screen lights, round rollup green screen, light stands, camera, MacBook Pro & GRaid hard drive for footage archiving (hauled in Portabrace backpack), field monitor/TV, etc, require more hauling space than my standard video setup (for which I use a small upright cart). I have a small car as well, so I don't have a bunch of extra room for all my greenscreen video gear. I have a larger cosco lay-flat cart, but it's too big to fit in my car with all my other green screen gear. But at its half length / carrying configuration, this R12 carts fits easily sitting up on one end, on the floorboards of the front passenger seat of my compact car, allowing me to put all my other gear in the trunk and back seat. Stretched to full length, the cart holds my large Betacam-sized portabrace case and a Steadicam softcase laying flat on the bottom rails of the cart, while I can bungee cord other gear up on top of the lower lay-flat cases. I can also hang my tripod (by the pan stick) on one of the two top rails of the cart --- the one opposite the "steering wheels" top tube. Before I found this cart, I was making Two trips from the car in to my filming location, because my littler upright cart (a Concorde IV, I think) obviously couldn't safely handle all of the green screen equipment. My coworker came to me when one of the tires went flat on one of my other carts she was using, and this R12 has Can't-go-flat tires, which is another advantage. This cart is great for my bigger loads! I actually ordered a second one from B&H already, in case the one I'm using now totally breaks down, but I hope it doesn't/and don't think it will in the nearterm.

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        5.0

        Very Nice Cart

        By PTM

        from Pittsburgh,PA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Transport

          Comments about MultiCart 8-in-1 Equipment Transporters - R12NF All-Terrain:

          As with all my purchases I researched the heck out of carts before I bought one and the first cart I got was a Magliner knockoff and it went straight back. This was my second choice and should've been my first. This thing is really great it's light enough to throw on top of equipment and big enough to haul everything I need. I will be ordering the floor boards for this as well. If you're thinking about buying this cart just add it to your cart there is nothing else like it for the money!

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          5.0

          Great love it

          By Alexei

          from NYC

          Comments about MultiCart 8-in-1 Equipment Transporters - R12NF All-Terrain:

          Purchased this cart for my video production business, together with media table and it looks great I use it for every event

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          5.0

          Nice Cart

          By Jeff S

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Transport
            • Storage
            • Travel

            Comments about MultiCart 8-in-1 Equipment Transporters - R12NF All-Terrain:

            The R12NF is a great little cart. Although I've only used it once it was quite handy. It was purchased to haul camera and lighting equipment on-location. I'm able to stack two Pelican 1610s, sandbags, folded light stands, collapsible 6x8 backgrounds and more onboard and make one trip from vehicle to my set up area. No Flat tires = carefree service.

            The upright handles seem a little flimsy but a beefier system would increase weight and cost. Don't abuse the cart and it will likely last a long time.

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            4.0

            Solid cart for a good price.

            By Digital Dave

            from Portland, Maine

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Inexpensive

            Cons

            • A Bit Fiddly To Set Up

            Best Uses

            • Daily Transport

            Comments about MultiCart 8-in-1 Equipment Transporters - R12NF All-Terrain:

            There are better carets out there, but they cost a LOT more. 6-10X more, in fact. This cart does the job, is solid, can carry a lot of gear, gets reasonably small for packing into the car, and doesn't cost too much. It also has a good selection of accessories to kit it out.

            It requires a little fiddling with wing nuts, etc, to set it up at the start of the day, but that takes about 5 minutes and you're good to go for the day. Now, if you're in and out of the vehicle and have to set it up and break it down 4 or 5 times a day, this might not be right for you. The pricier carts have some ingenious latches that make setup quicker.

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            4.0

            Big Wheels

            By VideoPro

            from NYC

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about MultiCart 8-in-1 Equipment Transporters - R12NF All-Terrain:

                  Best thing about this cart is the big wheels on BOTH ends. No more casters getting caught in a gap/hole with a HEAVY load. If you have to transport over rough ground or cross a gap such as between a train platform and coach, the big wheels are worth the price. Also like that the length can be adjusted. A few mounting points for bungee cords would be helpful.

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                  5.0

                  Great Cart!

                  By asn

                  from Houston, TX

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Transport

                    Comments about MultiCart 8-in-1 Equipment Transporters - R12NF All-Terrain:

                    This heavy-duty cart is well designed and versatile. I have purchased several different versions of the MultiCart, and this is the best yet. The non-pnumatic tires are a significant improvement as they never need inflating. Highly recommended!

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                    4.0

                    Don't know why I waited so long!

                    By Rick

                    from NYC area

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Transport

                      Comments about MultiCart 8-in-1 Equipment Transporters - R12NF All-Terrain:

                      When I go on location, I take a lot of stuff. I'd been using little carts like the Fedex guys use, but this is so easy and can navigate across NYC streets with ease!

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                      5.0

                      Great portable cart

                      By Mdc622

                      from Boyds, MD

                      Comments about MultiCart 8-in-1 Equipment Transporters - R12NF All-Terrain:

                      I am an event photographer and needed something durable but compact to transport my gear. The R12 does a great job..

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                      4.0

                      Versatile

                      By Matthew

                      from Las Vegas

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • A Bit Heavy For What It I

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Transport

                      Comments about MultiCart 8-in-1 Equipment Transporters - R12NF All-Terrain:

                      I use it to carry my gear around. It packs fairly small and can expand to carry quite a bit of stuff.It is a bit on the heavy side though.

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                      4.0

                      Great cart

                      By Terri

                      from Santa Cruz, CA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Transport

                        Comments about MultiCart 8-in-1 Equipment Transporters - R12NF All-Terrain:

                        This cart is compact but sturdy and a great price!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great all around multi cart

                        By Alex Ojeda

                        from El Paso, TX

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Equipment Transport
                        • Photo And Video Transport

                        Comments about MultiCart 8-in-1 Equipment Transporters - R12NF All-Terrain:

                        I've been using this cart for a few weeks now on video productions, and it is great to have around. Sometimes I use the short version of the cart, with both handles up, and load it with sand bags and other equipment. On other occasions I extend the cart with the knobs to almost twice the size and load it with tripod, camera bag, etc. I move the equipment and gear from one location to the next in factories, etc. and Its very handy to have.
                        I use to carry the stuff myself with an assistant, but this cart makes a huge difference and its an energy and time saver.

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                        5.0

                        Super Cart!

                        By Shooter Gregory

                        from Berkshires, MA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Transport

                          Comments about MultiCart 8-in-1 Equipment Transporters - R12NF All-Terrain:

                          Yep -- so this is the one to get. Nicely heavy-duty. Yes, it is heavy, but so is your gear. Better not to carry it. I've been working off two-wheel carts for twenty years, and let me tell you: big difference!

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                          1.0

                          Not Beefy Enough

                          By Dave

                          from Acton, MA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

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                            Cons

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                                Comments about MultiCart 8-in-1 Equipment Transporters - R12NF All-Terrain:

                                I purchased this cart as an additional video production cart. It just wasn't durable enough to carry all my gear. Several of my clients own the same cart, and they are always repairing them. I ending up returning it and getting the same thing I already had, a Kartmaster. A lot more money, but my first one is 13 years old and still going strong.

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                                5.0

                                Great product quality for the money

                                By mdp

                                from albuquerque, nm

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Nothing

                                Best Uses

                                • Daily Transport
                                • Travel

                                Comments about MultiCart 8-in-1 Equipment Transporters - R12NF All-Terrain:

                                Lightweight transport vehicle
                                easy to navigate over even or rough terrain

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                gets the job done

                                By Ty C.

                                from Seattle, WA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Good Protection
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Daily Transport
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about MultiCart 8-in-1 Equipment Transporters - R12NF All-Terrain:

                                  I was using an old luggage cart to transport some video equipment and it was just too small so I upgraded to the R12. Now I can carry all of my equipment and more so this is well worth the extra money. Overall works great and is easy to handle.

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                                  4.0

                                  Handy, but could be lighter

                                  By KOPHOTO

                                  from Brooklyn, NY

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

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                                    Cons

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                                        Comments about MultiCart 8-in-1 Equipment Transporters - R12NF All-Terrain:

                                        Ultimately the R12 is very handy to have on location as a camera cart. We work in tight locations and it is a plus to be able to fly with a cart that allows you to keep all your gear in one place as you move around set.

                                        For this purpose though I would like it if it were lighter still. The reason for choosing the R12 over the other (lighter) models is it's extra height for using as a stand-at work station with the top shelf fitted. However, in addition to the steel and wood construction you pick up extra material weight with the added length capability and beefed-up front casters.

                                        We did have a back wheel break into pieces in transit the first time it was used on location, so although the wheels do the job of load-bearing for our purposes they may be susceptible to impact in transit. The wheel was easily replaced as a single item available at B+H. We are now using a padded flight case made for a stroller when checking in this cart and we remove the wheels - so far, so good.

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                                        5.0

                                        Great cart! Highly recommended

                                        By Andy

                                        from Staten Island, NY

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Carrying Capacity
                                        • Easy Assembly
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Supports Heavy Weights

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Carrying Equipment Cases

                                          Comments about MultiCart 8-in-1 Equipment Transporters - R12NF All-Terrain:

                                          I use this multi-cart for transporting video equipment. I love that it can be adjusted in length to fit the size of the equipment that I am carrying. It is also very convenient the way it folds down into a small dimension so that it can be stowed in a vehicle.

                                          I recommend getting the carpet covering boards that create a more stable and less slippery platform for carrying crates, bags, tripods, light stands, etc. I also use kayak straps to secure the equipment to the cart.

                                          The multicart is a valuable piece of my video equipment package that I take with me on all shoots. Highly recommended.

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                                          4.0

                                          Rock n Roller cart

                                          By henry gq

                                          from erie, pa

                                          About Me Getting Started

                                          Verified Buyer

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                                                Comments about MultiCart 8-in-1 Equipment Transporters - R12NF All-Terrain:

                                                I like this thing..
                                                its collapses very easy and pulls aprat very well, its def a bonus buy! my only concern is that when u put a lot of heavy equip on it.. and push.. it bends a little, overall i would buy it again

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                                                5.0

                                                wonderfully capable

                                                By Albert

                                                from Philadelphia, PA

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Carrying Capacity
                                                • Easy Assembly
                                                • Easy to Use
                                                • Supports Heavy Weights

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about MultiCart 8-in-1 Equipment Transporters - R12NF All-Terrain:

                                                    Ideally, you're gonna use this with some nice and square edged cases, but if you're like me and haven't gone the Pelican route just yet, get yourself some bungee cords. I picked up some nice flat 40" cords and they do the trick in holding my gear on the cart.I've transported so much stuff on this already. The biggest load so far held: 10' roll of paper, 5' roll of paper, heavy duty backdground stand, packed 48" stand bag, backpack full of lighting gear, Domke F1X sized bag, 2'x1' bag of lighting gear, 48" pole w/Kacey head adapter. Pulled the cart to full length and had the 10' roll going right through the handles and between the long cases and the smaller bags.The handles are a tad wobbly, but the steel catches at the bottom inspire a lot of confidence. The wheels are nice on this model and I had no problem going over a curb with all that gear. Turns very well.It's biggish when folded flat given the size of the rear tire, but it lives in the trunk of my Camry's trunk just fine.Get one, your back will thank you.

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