For Handcart Availability and Rates, Call Greg
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Providing Handcarts in Utah, Arizona, Idaho, California, Colorado,
Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Oregon, Wyoming and other locations.
Our handcarts have been featured in movies (Trek - The Movie),
Temple Square, in shows at the LDS Conference Center, in
International Films and Of Course Treks !
Our handcarts are rented all over the Western United States
(including: Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Arizona, Nevada, California,
Texas, New Mexico and Wyoming). And our handcarts were featured in
shows at the LDS Conference Center during the Draper/Oquirrh
Mountain Temple Dedication Ceremony. And will again be featured on
Temple Square during the Christmas Light Season.
We have handcart rental outposts in Orem, Genola, Heber Area, and
St. George Utah. Handcart delivery and pick up arrangements can be
made, but you must call Greg at 801-360-3919 for arrangements.
Securing a permit to trek on National Forest land is free and the
process may appear intimidating at first, but really, it's simple
(we've been dealing with such permits for over 25 years, so we
know). The permit treks will need is a special use permit for non
commercial groups. For a complete guidance how to obtain a USDA
Special Use Permit for Non Commercial Groups, go to:
Handcarts and Trailers
Phillips Handcart Company currently has 85 handcarts available for
stake or ward groups to rent for pioneer handcart treks. Each
handcart box is four-feet wide by five-feet long by 16 inches deep
(larger and deeper than most), glued for strength, routered for
smoothness and built as authentically as possible. The handcarts
are specifically designed with pioneer treks in mind and we've
built them for durability and strength. The wheels for the
handcarts are wooden and crafted authentically. The axels are
strong 1 1/8 inch instead of the weaker, smaller sizes axels which
are often used. Additionally, we've lengthened the draw bars for
safety in pulling.
Please treat the handcarts with care, each handcart wheel costs
$220. Attached to the front of each handcart is a 20-foot cotton
rope, allowing several people to pull the cart. These handcarts
were built to handle the gear for 10-11 people.
The handcarts remain assembled and require tandem axle flat bed
trailer . Trailers can also be rented when renting groups of 10
handcarts. Please ask for special pricing when renting 10
handcarts with trailer.
Groups will be required to pay for the handcarts and leave a
damage deposit for the handcarts when they pick them up. The
deposit will be refunded when the handcarts are returned. If there
is any damage done to the handcarts, the cost for damage will be
deducted from the deposit. The handcarts are available for pick up
on Tuesday of the week they are being used and returned by the
following Monday unless special arrangements are made with
To check rates and availability, please call Greg at 801-360-3919
Reservations and Contacts
To reserve handcarts, groups should contact the Greg Phillips at
(801) 360-3919 for reservations. Two weeks prior to
obtaining the handcarts leaders need to call the Greg Phillips at
(801)-360-3919 and confirm pick up and drop off times. When
leaders come to check out the handcarts they will receive
instructions and review the handcart/trailer safety rules.
Leaders will complete the Handcart Check Out and In Form when they
return the handcarts.
Phillips Handcart Company has rental outposts in multiple
locations. We have an outpost in the Saint George, Utah
area, also south of Utah Lake in Elberta, UT, also in Orem and at
Pioneer Trek Information
For more information about organizing and conducting a pioneer
trek look under the tabs for Leader Resources & Trek Handbook or
HANDCART AND TRAILER SAFETY RULES
1. Handcarts should not be overloaded. They are designed to hold
the gear for only 11 people, including clothing, sleeping bags,
tarps, cooking equipment, and water.
2. Each handcart has a 20-foot 1 inch rope that should remain
attached to the cart during use. Do not allow ropes to drag on the
ground. Dragging ropes causes rope damage.
3. No one may ride on the handcart when it is loaded.
4. When stopping the handcart, slowly lower the yoke until it
rests on the ground. Do not drop the yoke or it will break.
5. Do not sit or stand on the yoke when it is resting on the
6. Do not run with the handcarts. People can trip and fall under
7. Stay away from the wheels. Some clothing, especially dresses
can get caught in the wheels.
8. When stopping on a hill place a rock behind the wheels so that
the handcart does not roll backward.
9. When going down steep hills, attach the rope to the back of the
handcart and have everyone help to slow down the cart. Remember to
always keep it under control.
10. Do not pull a loaded handcart sideways on a steep incline
(where one wheel is consistently lower than the other). If all the
weight of the handcart is shifted to one wheel it will break.
11. No duct tape allowed on any part of the handcarts. Do not cut
or carve on any part of handcarts or ropes.
12 Before returning handcarts, remove any strings, bandanas, zip
ties, candy (such as gum, taffy) that has been placed on handcarts
by your group.
13. Do not allow ropes to drag along the ground.
14. No unapproved or unauthorized river crossings. Ask first!