Apex Steel Basket Utility Cargo Carrier with Ramp

Easily transport small equipment with the Hitch-Mounted Utility Carrier. Designed specifically for carrying small equipment like lawn mowers, power equipment, and snow blowers, this 500 lb. capacity carrier features durable steel construction, with a black powder-coat finish. Compatible with class III or IV 2" hitch receivers, this hitch-mounted cargo carrier is a useful tool for hauling equipment between worksites.

1 Year Warranty

Easily transport small equipment with the Hitch-Mounted Utility Carrier. Designed specifically for carrying small equipment like lawn mowers, power equipment, and snow blowers, this 500 lb. capacity carrier features durable steel construction, with a black powder-coat finish. Compatible with class III or IV 2" hitch receivers, this hitch-mounted cargo carrier is a useful tool for hauling equipment between worksites.

The included anti-wobble device ensures a smooth ride, by significantly reducing the movement of the hitch tube. This carrier also includes an integrated 42-1/2" L by 30" W loading ramp which folds down for easy loading, then folds back up and locks in place after use. The large carrying basket provides plenty of storage for all of your equipment. Made from heavy duty steel with a protective black powder coat finish, the specially designed mesh surface allows dirt and moisture to easily pass through the carrier, eliminating build-up.

This Hitch Cargo Basket is the ideal solution to hauling all your small equipment, without compromising the interior space of your vehicle. To install the cargo basket, just insert the carrier's main tube into your vehicle's hitch receiver and secure using a hitch pin. Load up your cargo and you're ready to go!

Once your cargo basket is loaded, the loading ramp locks in the upright position with two pins. The 1" square tube basket frame provides plenty of options for securing tie-down straps or cargo nets with hook ends (some assembly is required). Cargo nets, optional locking hitch pins, and other accessories are available for added versatility of your brand new cargo basket! This cargo carrier includes a one year warranty. Exceeding your vehicle's hitch rating may result in failure of the device and personal injury.

  • Manufactured from durable steel with a black powder-coat finish
  • 30" W x 45-1/2" L x 7-1/2" H basket size, with 42-1/2"L x 30"W loading ramp
  • 500 lb. weight capacity
  • Designed for Class III or IV hitches
  • Unmatched stability with the included anti-wobble device
  • 5" clearance from hitch pin to back of carrier

Please note:

  • NOT recommended for tow-behind trailers including 5th wheel trailers and camping trailers
  • NOT recommended for use with hitch adapters / extensions
Class III or IV (2")
UCC500 Hitch Cargo Basket - Hitch mounted carrier for 2" Class III/IV vehicle hitch receivers
5" Hitch Pin to Carrier
76 lbs.
NOT recommended for any tow-behind trailers including 5th wheel trailers & camping trailers due to excessive bouncing of the vehicle's suspension
500 lbs.
Basket with Ramp

Product Features

  • Hauls extra gear and equipment with a 2" Class III/IV hitch receiver
  • Great for snow blowers, lawn mowers and utility equipment
  • 5" Clearance from vehicle hitch pin to carrier basket
  • Integrated 42-1/2" x 30" loading ramp
  • Locking pins hold ramp in the upright position
  • Mesh basket and loading ramp surface
  • Large 30" x 45-1/2" x 7-1/2" usable basket area
  • 1" Square tube basket frame
  • Some assembly is required
  • Plenty of areas for tie-down points
  • Heavy duty steel construction
  • Black powder-coat finish
  • Hitch pin is sold separately
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

Warning and Usage Guidelines

  • Cargo Carrier Carrying Capacity: The UCC500 carrier is designed to safely carry 500 lbs
  • Hitch Weigh Limit: Most Class III hitches are rated for 500 lbs Most Class IV hitches are rated for 1,000 lbs
  • Vehicle Hauling Capacity: Your hauling weight may be limited by your vehicle's capacity to carry a load
  • Will not work with class II or smaller receivers
  • Some vehicles may require air shocks or heavier springs to stiffen up the suspension to prevent sagging
  • Please check with your dealer to find out your vehicle's carrying capacity
  • Not for use with 1-1/4" hitches
  • NOT recommended for use with hitch adapters / extensions


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Review Summary (Based on 32 Reviews)


5 Stars Apex Utility Cargo Carrier with Ramp 500lb

Artie- from NY wrote (September 11, 2017):

Order was delivered within 3 days, Kit was easy to assemble. I did have to add reflectors so the unit was visible during nighttime, otherwise a very good item.

5 Stars Sturdy ramp and carrier

Pricilla from ND wrote (March 23, 2017):

We bought this carrier for my three wheel scooter. Attached it to the back bumper of our travel trailer and away we go. Very easy to assemble, well built and easy to put together.

4 Stars Steel Utility Cargo Carrier

Doug from UT wrote (February 18, 2017):

First the shipping was less than a week after I ordered the carrier, fantastic. With over 3' of snow falling many of my neighbors needed help getting their driveways cleared. No walking the snow blower through the street. I had to back it up the ramp but it was very manageable. It's been very easy to use. I wish the ramp was easier to remove so it wasn't so awkward to but on the hitch and take off but I'll probably modify that come spring.

5 Stars Great Carrier

David from TX wrote (October 14, 2016):

a nice carrier works great I use it to haul my power chair

4 Stars Sturdy carrier

Charlie from WA wrote (September 18, 2016):

I bought this carrier primarily to transport my generator from my house to my shop down the road. I had bought a similar unit from HF, but returned it because it was too small for the generator and did not have a ramp. The HF carrier was a similar price and not as sturdy as this unit. My only complaints is that the ramp does not fold flat into the carrier which makes it difficult to mount the carrier to the trailer hitch by yourself. Also, I would have preferred to have removable fasteners that retain the ramp to the carrier instead of cotter pins to make it easier to remove the ramp when storing it.

5 Stars Awesome platform

Jennifer Torres from MN wrote (September 04, 2016):

I fit this platform for an upright Walker. It was easy to assemble. I am so grateful I have this. The large Walkers are heavy to lift and takes up a lot of car space. Shipping was fast.

4 Stars helpful

Torris from IL wrote (August 16, 2016):

I got this because I hated to put my stuff in my suv so this was really handy now I can get my snow blower or lawnmower where I need to be. its east to set up and hitch.

5 Stars recieved my ucc500 hitch carrier

charlie from NY wrote (March 07, 2016):

received the hitch carrier in time for a group ski trip . tied a tarp on the luggage and that gave room inside for passengers..works great. planning on using for snow blower and coolers to camp in summer.

4 Stars For the Snow Thrower

Bill from PA wrote (February 09, 2016):

I purchased this product to transport my 27" snow thrower. I received the delivery 3 days before it was promised. UPS beat the box up quite a bit. Seems a better box could be used for shipping. Likes: Shipping was prompt. Product quality seems to be good. It will do the job of what I need after some minor additions to the ramp and hitch throat. Dislikes: The loading ramp is VERY slippery when loading the snow thrower. I will need to add an antiskid coating to the ramp and deck to stop it from sliding when loading. SAFETY OBSERVATION: DO NOT WALK ON THE RAMP OR DECK IF ITS WET. I'm not sure how much it would add to the cost of this product but feel that an antiskid coating should be added. The hitch throat seems to move around (Has play) a bit when inserted into the receiver. I'm not sure if the difference is in the receiver or the hitch throat. I'll have to make sure I center the weight of the snow thrower on the deck to minimize the movement. The instructions for assembly are very small and somewhat hard to understand. Picture only no written instructions Although I have more dislikes than likes, overall I think its a decent product for the price I paid for it.

5 Stars Perfect for my snow blower

Leif from VA wrote (February 06, 2016):

Easy and quick to assemble. Well made and good value for the money. It was shipped promptly.

5 Stars Great Product, Great Price!

Cory from OH wrote (January 12, 2016):

This unit is being used to transport portable generators to rural job sites. The size and build of this unit are exactly what we needed. The solid construction and capacity of the basket are fantastic. We are completely satisfied with the product from the shopping online experience, great price with fast shipping, and the end user satisfaction made this a quality experience.

5 Stars Great carrier at a reasonable price

Lou from NY wrote (January 04, 2016):

Received my Steel Basket Utility Cargo Carrier today via UPS. Shipping container was double boxed for extra care in shipping for a 5 star rating. The carrier goes together rather simply and I had it ready to use in less than 20 minutes. Mounted the unit to my 2013 Ford Escape with a factory installed 2" trailer hitch. Backed my 26" Ariens snow thrower up the ramp and onto the unit fairly easy. Once on the carrier you need to center the weight to avoid twisting the carrier. I tied the blower down with cargo straps and gave it a test drive. Very little movement of the cargo carrier and performed as expected from the previous reviews I have read. I do like this unit as it uses 3 stabilizing bars for support to help maintain the cargo carrier level. Great carrier at a great price.

5 Stars Great carrier

Linda from NY wrote (December 28, 2015):

I bought this for my husband. He is very happy with quality. Also very anxious to get started using. I am also happy he no longer has to lug snow blower etc. Into van. Thanks for great product.

5 Stars great for the for price

Dean from NJ wrote (December 20, 2015):

fits my 28" snow blower which is really 29'3/4" tight squeeze but fits..all parts in box ships fast easy to assable.overall great product for price.you can buy better ones but this does just fine...

5 Stars Great strong product.

Brenda from CT wrote (December 18, 2015):

Exactly as pictured. Strong and steady. Light weight and easy to move and hook up. Clips to secure the gate up could be easier to remove. But over all. Exactly what we expected.

5 Stars Great quality product

Shawn M Conley from OH wrote (November 17, 2015):

I am a proud new owner of the Hitch mounted cargo carrier, (ucc500). The carrier arrived three days prior to estimated delivery date!!! The assembly was a breeze, most importantly all associated hardware was complete, (no missing parts)..!! I purchased this carrier to move my snow blower around during the winter months. As it turns out the carrier also handled the weight of two deer me and my grandfather harvested..!! Without being said there are many great uses for this carrier. (no disrespect to non hunters).

5 Stars Pleasently Suprised

Richard from NY wrote (October 26, 2015):

I received the product on time. It was simple and easy to assemble and install on my Chevy SUV. I have already used the Cargo Carrier to haul power washers lawn mowers and and snow blowers. It as already payed for its self. It is strong and I can anticipate many years of usage. You have offered a good product at a good price and I wholeheartedly recommend this product and your company.

5 Stars Great cargo carrier

Dan from WI wrote (July 28, 2015):

I love this carrier. Got it for snow blower and misc. stuff. Ordered it on Sunday, got it on Tuesday and the assembly was easy and it went together perfect. Can't wait to use it. Thanks

5 Stars very pleased

bob from NY wrote (April 23, 2015):

this rack is well made and thought out, welds are neat and uniform and rack is easily assembled. the ramp hinge pines slide in and out easily so ramp can be stored inside rack. well worth the price

5 Stars Great Product

David from NY wrote (March 17, 2015):

This thing is big. I use it to haul my garbage cans down my dirt road to the end where the garbage guys come for pickup. The ramp is great. It is very sturdy and easy to assemble. They package it well - the outer box was a wreck from shipping, but the inner box was in good shape and the bubble wrap kept the product perfect. Not a scratch. Overall I am very happy with this purchase.

5 Stars cargo ramp

valerie from VT wrote (March 12, 2015):

I ordered this to haul a generator. It seems to be just what I need. Wicked fast delivery. It just came so I haven't had a chance to assemble it or use it yet. Carton it came in was damaged.

4 Stars Worked for me - snowblower hauler

Bob from MA wrote (February 28, 2015):

This worked great for me.. pretty easy to put together... the alignment is tight, so you need to just take your time to line up the holes/bolts before cranking them down.. I have primarily use it on the highway to haul my snowblower. In that scenario there is not much bouncing and it works great. I don't know how long it would hold up in a situation where there is alot of bouncing around. Otherwise.. I would recommend to others..

5 Stars went together easy

chris from NY wrote (February 25, 2015):

seems sturdy, went togther easy, using for my snowblower - looking forward to easy loading!

5 Stars sc400 wheelchair cargo carrier

karen piper from WA wrote (February 20, 2015):

this is one of the best ideas yet as before we had to tow a home made trailer to carry my power chair in. parking was always hard as we needed two parking spaces to park.this lift will be a blessing to us.. sincerely karen

5 Stars Utility cargo carrier 500 pounds capacity

Dan from MA wrote (February 11, 2015):

I live in Massachusetts, We have recently experienced massive snow totals I purchased the cargo trailer to move my snowblower between properties.Assembly was very easy, installation onto my vehicle was very smooth.So far it has saved me 80 inches and counting...ordered on a Monday arrived that Friday just in time for blizzard that dropped 33.5 inches of snow

5 Stars Perfect cargo carrier

Pablo V from NJ wrote (February 06, 2015):

Love the size of the carrier not only I can fit my snowblower, I can use it for many other things. I would recommend this 100% quality product!! Discount ramps rocks!!!!!

4 Stars It works

Carmine from MA wrote (January 14, 2015):

Not sure if the material is rust resistant, but it does what it's supposed to do.

5 Stars utility cargo carrier

Dennis from WI wrote (December 29, 2014):

like it for the convemience of hauling lawn mower and snnow blower

5 Stars What I Was Looking For

Roy from MO wrote (December 17, 2014):

I recently purchased a snow blower and was needing a way to transport it. I looked around for a hitch mounted carrier and came across this one. Assembly was easy and the carrier is heavy enough to handle almost any snow blower or push mower. This is a good item.

5 Stars Fast shipping and easy to assemble

Rich from NY wrote (December 10, 2014):

Ordered this unit last Thursday and it arrived on Monday. That is some fast delivery. It took about an 1/2 hour to assemble. Very good quality and paint job. After assembly it slid into the hitch assembly on my Tahoe easily. I purchased this unit to carry a 28 inch snow blower. I recommend this unit as it is the best value of items I researched.

4 Stars Good ramp

Jim from NJ wrote (November 24, 2014):

The ramp is a solid ramp. It can support a large snow blower. Centering the snow blower is needed or it will tilt to the heavier side.

4 Stars Hitch mounted cargo carrier

Dan from NH wrote (October 14, 2014):

After a few years of getting big snowblowers and other items up into a high bed F250HD I decided to try a hitch mount carrier, I have always been skeptical after seeing the small size and lightweight construction of the ones in local autoparts stores.Discount ramp offered the correct width and I took the chance. I was not disappointed! This unit is a solid, easy to assemble and well designed. I have put the equipment on and off as trial runs for winter and am very pleased with the product.

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