The Big Dog Cart

The Big Dog Cart
The Big Dog Cart
The Big Dog Cart
$3,999 Retail Price
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$3,699

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Our most popular cart, The Big Dog boasts a huge steam table with triple cast iron burners and controls and tons of other standard features. Boil and steam all on the same cart. See below for a complete description or open the brochure download and view in magazine format which you can share with your health inspector as it includes the schematics also. Download Brochure

Standard Features

TRAILER / TIRES

The cart rests on a D.O.T. Highway approved heavy duty trailer (title included) with baked enamel finish. Bolted and welded construction allows for a super strong structure and will give you many years of use. The leaf spring suspension system allows you to tow it safely at freeway speeds. The tires are standard size 4.8″ x 8″.

POWER SOURCE

The triple (3) commercial burners in the full size steam table are powered by LP Propane Gas. Three control knobs are standard and allow you to cook more evenly. Burners are lined with holes for even heating and wind resistance. BensCarts uses the best equipment on the market to ensure faithful service from your cart. Under the bread box is a hidden storage area for two full size 20# propane tanks. Many states require you have two propane tanks in case you run out of gas in one, you have a back up. No exposed tanks makes for a safer cart and a professional appearance. A single gas line runs from the burners to the propane storage area and allows you to hook up one tank. A high end LP regulator is included with an easy twist on/off connection.

STEAM TABLE

The steam table is a custom size and can accommodate various size pots with lids. You can use the steamer for hot dogs, buns, chili, cheese, sauerkraut and more. Comes standard with an almost double sized steam table which includes; One half size perforated pan for steaming, two 1/4th size pans for heating cheese or chili, a 1/3rd size direct heat pan for boiling or cooking and a 1/2 size pan for boiling or cooking. Includes lids and a full size spillage pan that holds water to be heated for steam. (see video above for details) All pans and lids are carry the NSF mark. [roll top covers will not work – see flip top alternative]

SINKS AND WATER SYSTEM

The cart comes standard with 4 stainless steel sinks with a hot and cold pressurized water system with no clog drains, a 5 gallon clear water tank and a 7.5 gallon tank for waste water. You can select 1, 2, 3 or 4 sinks at no additional cost. If you want less than 4 sinks, please note this in the comments section during ordering. Sinks areapprox. 5”X 6” and 4” deep. Water system, including all fittings and copper and PEX lines are NSF certified. Choosing less sinks will enlarge sinks at no additional cost. Waste water tank is fixed under the cart body and out of view. It includes a valve for easy draining and comes standard with back flow prevention. Pressure is supplied by the commercial 12v pump. (battery not included) Hot water is supplied via a copper tube that is over the burners, heat from the burners provides the hot water. For more details and information on a continuous hot water system CLICK HERE Water system is vented and is set up to be sanitized easily as required.

TOW BAR

BensCarts sets itself apart by going above and beyond with this fully removable tow bar with a D.O.T. approved 1 7/8″ ball coupler and two safety chains. Simply unclip the pin and remove the tow bar and stow away underneath the cart. This allows you and your customers to move safely around the cart and allows for better working conditions. Includes tag frame.

WHEEL LEVELING JACK

Leveling posts are included for balance and stability. They slide away easily for transport.

PRESSURIZED WATER SYSTEM

With your 12v. lawnmower or motorcycle battery you can power the included pump that will give you pressurized water. This on demand pump knows when you open the faucet and comes on.

CONDIMENT TABLE

You will love this super functional condiment table. It allows your customers to fix their own dogs while you serve dogs from the front. Saves you time and headaches. Plus, we have added a hidden ice tray under the condiment table so that your recessed stainless steel pans sit on a bed of ice. Condiment Pans and lids are included. Has a drain opening, but we recommend using freezer gel packs instead of ice.

MEAT/BEVERAGE COOLER

This fully insulated cooler has a hinged lid for easy access. It is rated to hold ice for up to 5 days in 90 degree temperatures. Most vendors don’t use this cooler for drinks and store extra dogs and condiments here. You will always need a large cooler for drinks, my freestanding cooler holds 300 drinks.

LIGHTS

As a D.O.T. approved trailer, our carts include stop, turn and tail lights. Wiring harness includes a standard 4 wire flat connection.

BREAD BOX STORAGE

The oversized bread box rivals others in size. Holding up to 30 bags of 12ct buns and other necessities like napkins, foil and dry condiments. It is solid stainless steel and includes a shelf for a more organized system. Instead of using plexiglass doors, BensCarts upgrades all doors to stainless steel for free, which allows you to keep your supplies hidden from customers view. Plexiglass fades and yellows over time getting these fine hairline cracks and streaks that can make your cart look nasty and old. Stainless steel doors allow for a professional look years from now. Each cart is equipped with two doors for easy access from either side of the cart.

STOW CASE

Below the bread box, depending on how many propane tanks you have is extra storage space accessible from either side of the cart.

UMBRELLA

The 9 ft. market umbrella is huge. Allowing for some shade on those hot days. It stands out like nicely for visibility. The umbrella is fabric and its structure is metal to hold up to moderate wind and use. Comes in Red/ or Yellow. See picture on our facebook page.

GRILL

A stainless steel grill is available as an upgrade. All states don’t allow grills on carts, for details see options tab above.

REAR RACK

A rear rack is an available upgrade and allows for a 2nd onboard cooler for drinks. Solid steel and comes with straps for securing during travel. See options tab above for more details.

WARNING!

Before buying a cart, do your due diligence. Make sure you buy a cart that meets your states codes and requirements. I don’t want you to buy a cart that you can’t use. Simply download or email the cart brochure to your health department and get pre-approved before purchasing. For full details see our free training section.

Options

Powered Fridge / Freezer

Add this upgrade and we will instal a 43 or 63 quart chest style fridge/freezer. Your choice to freeze or refrigerate your items. Plugs into normal AC current and can be used with a rechargeable battery for operating on DC current. Digital temperature display and settings option. Replaces the built in non-mechanical cooler. — from $878   [for specifications click here on manufacturers page]
*we recommend using a deep cycle marine battery

Rear Cooler Rack

If you have limited space and need to have an extra cooler on the cart to get it from one location to the next in town then the rear cooler rack is for you. It will hold those large coolers like Sams Club sells and hold many drinks. Not recommended for hauling loaded at speeds over 45mph.  —  $197

Flip Top Cover

Not all states require a full cover for the steam table but even if they don’t it is wonderful to have.  No more moving lids over or having to use hinged lids (which do not meet ANSI / NSF standards)  Lift one lid and have instant access to your entire steam table.  This cover has been used in place of the plexiglass sneeze guard some states require.  Stainless steel and removable with the certified safe hinge system.  For use on the Big Dog and when purchasing the Cash Cow with double steam table.  —  $267

Hot Water Heater

The continuous flow on demand hot water heater allows you hot water anytime. With or without the steam table running you can have unlimited hot water. Self contained and operates from the LP gas system on the cart. Includes auto on demand igniter. (requires two “D” cell batteries not included) READ THIS FIRST Works with carts with water systems. — $99

Stainless Steel Griddle

Add this stainless steel griddle to your grill and turn your grill into a griddle.  Sits right on top of your grill and includes grease trap and handles for easy lifting.  —  $99

Taller Faucet with Plexi glass splash guard

This option may be required by some states to separate the hand wash sink from the ware washing sinks.  —  $117v

Stainless Steel ANSI Grill

Stainless Steel Grill  — $235 No one can resist the smell coming from and open grill.  This stainless steel grill includes electric ignition, grease trap and its own LP regulator and lines.  Mounts permanently just behind the steam table.  Approx. 200 sq. inch cooking area.

Front Stainless Serving Shelf

This stainless shelf is approx 6″ (inches) deep and runs the width of the cart.  It is used for prepping and serving on the front of the Big Dog Cart.  6×40″  Stainless NSF 304 Steel – It is fixed and not removable and can be used to maneuver your cart easily. Add $225

…the health inspector just left and told me my cart was the nicest and most complete cart he has seen! He loved the construction and the sinks!

-- Larry Bird

…he has gone out of his way, many times at his own expense and without even being asked, to help and to make dreams come true for us doggers…he has a HEART for those in this business, and it is evident.

-- Thunderdog Hot Dogs

How I wish the Federal Government was on the kind of 24/7 alert Ben is on! I’ve already talked to our lawyers about legally adopting this kid! Then, I’ll chain him up to the bumper of my bus and squeeze the information out of him whenever I need it! WE LOVE YOU, BEN!!!

-- Budd & Grae Lewis

The Big Dog Cart options

Powered Fridge / Freezer

Add this upgrade and we will instal a 43 or 63 quart chest style fr...

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Rear Cooler Rack

If you have limited space and need to have an extra cooler on the c...

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Flip Top Cover

Not all states require a full cover for the steam table but even if...

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Hot Water Heater

The continuous flow on demand hot water heater allows you hot water...

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Stainless Steel Griddle

Add this stainless steel griddle to your grill and turn your grill ...

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Taller Faucet with Plexi glass splash guard

This option may be required by some states to separate the hand was...

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Stainless Steel ANSI Grill

Stainless Steel Grill  — $235 No one can resist the smell co...

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Front Stainless Serving Shelf

This stainless shelf is approx 6″ (inches) deep and runs the ...

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Additional features

Crating & Shipping

Crating & Shipping

We ship carts all over the world and package and crate so that your new cart arrives in brand new condition. See link to shipping prices.

Metal VIN Plate

Metal VIN Plate

Your new cart comes with a metal VIN plate, VIN number and Title Paperwork so that you can register and get a new title.

Ownership

Ownership

All our carts include title and ownership paperwork.

Owners Manual

Owners Manual

All our carts include a complete owners manual, a tips and tricks document, operations information and videos to help you get started off on the right foot.

Contact Us By Phone & Email

Contact Us By Phone & Email

Ben has helped thousands get started. Customers and Non-Customers alike have a friend in the business with Ben. Simply pick up the phone and call.

One-Year Warranty

One-Year Warranty

Every cart includes a full one year warranty including parts and labor* with optional 5 year warranty.