Video: Worried about destroying a shopping trolley because of all the instant noodles you’re stocking up on at the supermarket? Don’t be. The internet’s favourite Hydraulic Press Channel recently took a break from smooshing stuff to test just how strong a shopping cart really is.
After methodically loading a cart with random pieces of heavy steel, the shopping cart was able to easily support around 460kg. It wasn’t until an additional 190kg was added that the cart finally succumbed to all the weight and collapsed. The max capacity for this particular cart was somewhere in-between — which is astonishing.
It might feel like you’re carrying well over 460kg of groceries home sometimes, but it would be all but impossible to fill a shopping cart past its weight capacity with what you can find in a supermarket. If you’re shopping for raw steel, though, you might want to grab something more sturdy to get your purchases to the checkout.