If you are a well-practiced attorney, you’ll recognize yourself somewhere in the recent online dustup over how much stuff to bring to court for a hearing. On the one hand, shiny gadget people like to bring as little as possible and cram it all into their front pockets. On the other hand, there are those who really want to cross off all the twelve Ps of being prepared. For them, you really need an enterprise-level hauler cart. Luckily, recent innovations in the hauler cart industry have brought us lightweight workhorses, such as U-Boat Carts, Rock-n-Roller Multicarts, and even industrial-level baggage-train haulers you see at airports. What’s best? For our money, we like the Clydesdale Hauler Cart, available online from handtrucksrus.com. Here’s why.
Lightweight and Roomy
Despite the look of a toy wagon, the Clydesdale Hauler Cart really lives up to its name. It’s a true Clydesdale. On a recent trip to federal court, I was able to pack up two of my fully loaded HON 210 steel filing cabinets, an Amiga Commodore, my partner’s dot matrix printer, an overhead projector, and my desk chair, just in case I needed it. Even with that, I still had room for the Ricoh copier. Nice.
Ease of Use
Fully loaded to its capacity of 600 pounds, the Clydesdale still handles easily, going around corners smoothly and effortlessly. Its anti-tip steering is impressive, especially in getting through court security. We do, however, recommend investing in a few strong bungie cords and tarps to keep the filing cabinets from tipping out. If we had one suggestion to the manufacturer, it would be to add some side panels to secure any taller items you may bring along to court, such as the lobby hat tree or even your desk hutch (I store many papers in the hutch and never know when I may need them in court).
At a retail price of about $169, the Clydesdale sure beats an iPad or even a fancy oversized purse or manbag. We can actually afford three office Clydesdales and, in important cases in which we want to be fully prepared, we haul out and bring my entire office and the fax machine, easily fitting in all three carts. While some may think it’s overkill, we think it’s fundamental. After all, the twelve Ps teach us that “purpose, proper prior planning, passion, patience, persistence and perseverance prevent piss poor performance.” I could not have said it with fewer Ps.