Ed MacDonald has made a career of coming up with and hauling around ideas. His latest creation, Buffalo Carts, is an electric-powered cart that effortlessly hauls up to 500 pounds of gear or equipment. American
He describes Buffalo Carts as a “real American garage build.” He aims to do that, one product at a time, literally turning his garage into a product development workshop. It’s all part of MacDonald’s larger vision to bring innovation and manufacturing back to the United States.
Buffalo Carts has a Kickstarter campaign that’s raised more than $90,000 thus far. The utility carts are available in a range of models and quick-change configurations to fit any need, such as camping, hunting, gardening, and commercial use. American
The electric-powered carts are available for preorder at a limited-time discounted price of $1,399 to $1,599.
The rugged, electric-powered cart aims to take the hard work out of doing what people love most. American
MacDonald, the owner of MB Innovations, is the consummate inventor. The 65-year-old’s extensive résumé also includes stints as an aircraft mechanic and a printing company proprietor.
“I always had the entrepreneurial spirit to just get out there, get it done, make things happen and do the best you can,” he said. “I spent considerable years, probably five or six years, in CAD software design and really immersed myself in designing products.”
He’s turned a lot of his ideas into reality— some of his first products included a patented door lock system, an automatic cash-counting safe, and a medical hot and cold pack. After finding success with his beginning endeavors, he set out to sharpen his skills in product development and 3D printing.
In 2002, he started MB Innovations, his own design, and development firm that focuses on finding innovative solutions for needs identified by him or his customers. MacDonald said his inventions have netted him millions of dollars in revenue over the course of his career.
“I moved into product development and design because I realized at an early age what my passion was, what I was good at, what I really enjoyed, and learned to focus efforts on doing that,” MacDonald said. “Because if you enjoy what you’re doing, if you’re having fun, you could really actually apply a whole lot more endurance to what you’re trying to do.” American
The Buffalo Carts invention grew out of a pitch he heard in 2018 from a father-son duo. It started as a contract build, but MacDonald continued the development process after his original clients exited the project. American
“I started doing some research,” he said. “I saw potential, and I realized that this is something that I could really jump into. So I bought [them] out.”
MacDonald said he’s embraced his failures — including the mesh laundry bag he created with individual slots for pairs of socks. His family provides the support to keep him moving forward. American
Buffalo Carts are made in the USA. From the sturdy, all-metal construction of the base platform, combined with large oversized 12″ wheels for stability, to the rugged steering and handle system that helps keep loads level, Buffalo Carts are designed for rugged outdoor use, hauling up to 500 pounds. American
The innovative, patent-pending Buffalo Carts design allows the cart to be attached to the vehicle’s 2” hitch.
For more information about Buffalo Carts, visit https://buffalocarts.com/.