Concrete Cart Tow-Behinds and U-Cart Concrete Carts in Salt Lake City, Utah

Kilgore Landscape Center’s Concrete Tow Behind Carts are now available in our summer schedule!

Summer is the perfect time to tackle outdoor projects, and for DIYers, contractors, and landscapers alike, concrete projects offer a durable and versatile solution for enhancing outdoor spaces. Whether you're building a patio, driveway, or walkway, having the right tools and equipment can make all the difference. Learn how our Concrete Cart Tow-Behinds and U-Cart Concrete Carts operate and when/where they are available.

1. How Concrete Cart Tow-Behinds Are Premixed:

Concrete cart tow-behinds are a game-changer for DIYers and contractors. These handy tools allow you to transport and pour concrete easily, so you don’t need to worry about heavy lifting and the risk of spills and messes. Here's how Kilgore Landscape Center premixes your concrete tow-behind so that you can focus on your landscaping project:

  1. Selecting aggregates: Our process begins with selecting the best aggregates, including sand, gravel, and crushed stone. These materials are sourced locally to ensure quality and consistency in our concrete mix.
  1. Mixing: Once the aggregates are selected, they are combined in precise proportions according to the desired mix design. We use large state-of-the-art mixing equipment to ensure thorough blending of the materials.
  1. Cement and Additives: Cement, the binding agent in concrete, is added to the mix along with any necessary additives. These additives may include accelerators, retarders, or admixtures to enhance specific properties of the concrete, such as setting time or strength.
  1. Adding Water: Water is carefully added to the mix to activate the cement and create the desired consistency. The amount of water added is crucial, as it affects the workability and strength of the concrete.
  1. Mixing Process: The ingredients are mixed as the cart turns to ensure an even distribution of all components. Our mixing process is closely monitored to achieve the perfect balance of ingredients and consistency.
  1. Quality Control: Throughout the production process, our quality control team conducts regular tests to ensure that the concrete meets our stringent standards. These tests include slump tests, compressive strength tests, and temperature monitoring.

2. Using the U-Cart Concrete Carts:

U-Cart concrete carts are a convenient option for transporting and pouring concrete on smaller-scale projects. These pre-built carts are readily available at Kilgore Landscape Center, making them an accessible choice for DIYers and landscapers. Here's how we hand off the carts and how you can use a U-Cart concrete cart effectively:

  1. Rent or Purchase a U-Cart: Call ahead or visit Kilgore Landscape Center at Ashalt Materials Inc. to rent or purchase a U-Cart concrete cart. These carts typically come with wheels and a handle for easy maneuverability.
  1. Watch as We Prepare the Concrete Mix: If you’re early enough, you can watch the process happen close up. We’ll mix the concrete according to the manufacturer's instructions, ensuring it reaches the desired consistency for pouring.
  1. Hitch the Concrete Cart: Either before or after the concrete has poured into the concrete cart, we’ll help you attach a tow hitch to the front of the cart to connect it to your vehicle securely.
  1. Mix as You Drive: In a wheelbarrow, the concrete will continue to mix as you drive. By the time you’ve reached your destination, the concrete should be mixed and ready to go.
  1. Pour the Concrete: Carefully pour the mixed concrete into your desired area, ensuring it spreads evenly to fill the entire space. Use a shovel or rake to distribute the concrete evenly and eliminate any air pockets. Work quickly but carefully to ensure the concrete spreads evenly.
  1. Smooth and Level: Use a trowel to smooth and level the surface of the concrete, removing any excess and creating a clean finish. Pay attention to the edges and corners to ensure a professional-looking result.
  1. Allow to Cure: Allow the concrete to cure for at least 24-48 hours before removing it from the cart. This will ensure it sets properly and maintains its structural integrity. Keep the concrete moist during the curing process by covering it with plastic or spraying it with water periodically.

When and Where are the Concrete Carts Available?

During the summer months (April - October), our Concrete Plant operations begin between 7:15 am and 7:30 am in the mornings. However, occasionally lines start much earlier than the opening time to pick up carts. Carts are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Conversely, in the winter months (November & March), the plant starts around 9 am, with the timing depending on the temperature, which could potentially delay the start. Be aware that our Concrete Plant closes 30 minutes before regular closing time.


When all the Kilgore Landscape Center concrete carts are out, we will initiate a waitlist for carts. Customers who join the waitlist must remain in our yard while awaiting their turn. We will call customers in the order they are on the list, and they will have 5 minutes to be in the office before we contact the next person in line and turn it over to them. If we are in a waitlist situation, customers will be limited to only 2 consecutive loads with the cart before it will need to be turned over to the next waiting customer.

Service Areas:

Our Full-Service Area includes cities such as Alta, Holladay, North Salt Lake, Taylorsville, Bluffdale, Kearns, Riverton, West Jordan City, Copperton, Lehi, Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Cottonwood Heights, Magna, Sandy, White City, Draper, Millcreek, South Jordan, Herriman, Murray, and South Salt Lake. 

For cities within our Extended Service Area, including Alpine, Eagle Mountain, Kimball Junction, Provo, American Fork, Emigration Canyon, Lake Point, Saratoga Springs, and others, there are additional restrictions in place. Understand that taking a concrete cart to some of these further cities will likely cause for you to go over the 2 1/2 hour limit allotted and you will be responsible for paying for any late charges incurred. 

The concrete carts may run out of fuel when pushing the 2 1/2 hour limit. You are responsible in keeping that concrete cart in rotation while it is in your possession and if it runs out of fuel due to length of time, you will refuel it in order to bring it back to us with the motor running and the concrete cart rotating in the mix direction with clean water in it.

Clean Out Rules:

Customers in our Full-Service Area have the option for our staff to clean out the concrete cart for an additional fee. However, cities within our Extended Service Area do not have the option for our staff to clean out the concrete carts. The Customer will need to clean the cart out on their site. This involved emptying all the mud from the cart into an approved container. Washing the inside of the concrete cart out with a hose and high pressure nozzle, then dumping that water and any mud or gravel that washed off out into an approved container. Then adding another round about 5 - 10 gallons of water into the concrete cart and allow it to rotate the entire time until it comes back. We should be able to dump the clean water out and it should come out mostly clear and no concrete, gravel, or sand should dump out with the water. 

Understand that if proper clean out procedures are not followed, and any concrete hardens up inside the concrete cart, around the fins, etc, that you may be responsible to pay an hourly fee of $100 hr for us to jack hammer and chisel out the hardened on cement. 

Concrete Cart Requirements:

Tow-behind concrete cart requirements vary based on the cart size. For example, 1/4 to 1 1/2 cubic yard carts may be towed by a 1/2 ton or larger pickup truck, while a 1 3/4 cubic yard cart must be towed with a 3/4 ton or larger pickup truck. Each cart requires a specific ball size for towing, and a valid United States driver's license is necessary for the driver of the towing vehicle.

Concrete Cart Carrying Capacity:

Our concrete carts can carry between 1/4 cubic yard and 1 3/4 cubic yards of concrete. The required minimum towing capacity varies depending on the yardage of concrete being carried, ranging from 5,000 pounds for smaller carts to 10,000 pounds for larger ones.

Use of Concrete Carts:

Concrete cart charges are for one load, with a use period of up to 2 1/2 hours, or until 1 hour prior to close of business if less than 2 1/2 hours remain when cart use begins. Late charges will be billed for any amount beyond the allotted time. No dye is allowed in the concrete carts, and they shall only be used with concrete supplied by Asphalt Materials Inc.

Concrete Mixes Available:

We offer various concrete mixes, including 6 Bag Mix, 7 Bag Mix, and Flowable Fill, to cater to different project requirements.

U-Cart Concrete Carts at Kilgore Landscape Center

Are you starting a concrete-pouring project? We offer great value U-Cart concrete cart tow-behind carts to help you get the job done. Whether you're updating or repairing a driveway, engaging in a home improvement project, or pouring a pad for a shed, give us a call for Utah’s best values on your tow-behind concrete cart project.

With our convenient waitlist system, service areas, and pre-mixed concrete, we ensure you have access to the equipment you need when you need it. Let Kilgore Landscape Center be your partner in creating stunning concrete projects this season. Visit us at 7961 S. 1300 W. West Jordan, UT 84088 or call us at (801) 561-4231.