Italian Ice Car Cart Carrier

Here are a couple of questions we received about transporting the Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice cart if your vehicle doesn’t have at least a 34 inch clearance.  Great idea found from one of our vendors for about $300-

“I was trying to find some videos that would show loading the cart into an SUV or van.  I only have about 32-33 inches of height clearance in our SUV (a gmc terrain) – and the cart is 34 inches high, right?  Lenght and width are fine.  Probably going to need an alternative way to transport the cart – any suggestions or information?”      Adam

“These videos are always great!  I have to find something I can move around by myself (I drive a sedan).  How do your owners get their units from place to place?  Do you have any suggestions for me as far as what kind of unit I could handle on my own?    Thanks!”   Susan

“In order to transport the cart around I need to get a hitch and small, mountable scooter carrier with ramp.  Any suggestions on this?  I’m curious if other vendors have done this.  Your cart is too large to fit in my SUV.”    Lilly

Enclosed is an email we received from one of our customers. This explains how to travel with a cart attached to your car:

Hi Anthony:  We were so lucky yesterday that we found one cargo carrier available at a local hitch business.  We have ordered another one for the other cart, but we’re ready to start with one.  Went to the inspection today, all went super! Attached are pictures of the cart on the cargo carrier.   This could help other people. We’re going to practice selling ‘ice’ at the beach this weekend.

or this works as well

car cart carrier italian ice

car cart carrier italian ice






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SC500 Mobility Carrier with Ramp by Rage Powersports

The extra long ramp makes loading and unloading simple while the bi-fold design makes it easy to work with. Carrier is also a little wider and longer than similar models. Folds up when not in use.


  • Hinged, bi-fold ramp design
    • Spring-loaded pins make for quick release/store
    • Curb-side access
    • Handles make folding quick and easy
  • Doubles as a regular cargo carrier when not transporting mobility products
    • Great for hauling lawn equipment – lawn mowers, snow blowers etc.
  • Built-in tie down mounting points
  • Leveler bolt hitch pin included
  • Anti-rattle device included
    • Prevents movement of the carrier inside the hitch
  • Carrier folds up when empty
    • Ramp will fold flat onto platform, platform will then fold up against vehicle
  • Powder coated black finish resists rust and corrosion
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • One year limited warranty

Note: Not recommended for use behind fifth wheel trailer or large motor-home


  • Designed for use with 2″ x 2″ (Class III and greater) trailer hitches
  • Capacity: 500 lbs
  • Deck size measures 27-7/8″ wide x 47-1/2″ long
    • Overall dimensions: 28-1/2″ wide x 51-1/2″ long
  • Ramp measures 27-1/2″ wide x 60″ long
  • Measures 15-1/2″ from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the platform
    • When folded up, 6-1/2″ distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the platform



Selling Italian Ice All Year
Little Jimmys Italian Ice can be sold year round as demonstrated by Marsha in Texas. She and her partner have a great location in an Indoor market in Texas and operate throughout all four seasons.
Give us a call to get started 800 763 4348

Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice, Family Run Business for 75 years located in Elizabeth, NJ. We ship our wholesale Italian ices all over the United States, the Caribbean and Canada. Check us out on the web at



Pirate’s Italian Ice Cart



So, we did our first event on July 23/24 the Loganberry Festival near our home on Whidbey Island, WA. Not a huge event, but made $475 each day! We were thrilled. We charged $3 probably over scooped a bit to make the serving look like the signage. Sold a few hats, but were so thrilled and trying to talk to folks about so many things, that we forgot to really push them, but when we did (for $5) no one blinked an eye. For the two days, from 10-5pm, we sold 4 containers, sold out at least an hour before closing on day and could have made more money if we hadn’t given out such big samples! We’re working on that. One lady asked if we do weddings-we said “sure!”


We decided since we live on an island, we would do a pirate theme and sell “Shiver-Me-Timbers! Pirate Ice.” We dressed like pirates and it went over great. We must get into the talking like a pirate spirit though-LOL! Our family had a great time. Wad lines a few times, but for this, our “maiden voyage,” we were glad not to be “too” busy~! Just a nice stream of folks pretty constant after 11AM. Very pleased with our first event. And we are doing America’s night out this evening. Seems there are lots of events willing to let us get in later than we thought, as we got a late start this summer.

We made a small flyer in pirate talk to hand out that says we do events, openings, etc.

Will attach some pics of our “modded” cart. Hope you guys get a kick out of it!

Paula & Brian Fries


pirate italian ice cart

pirate italian ice cart


italian ice pirates

pirates italian ice


Ready For The ‘Madness’?

Mint Hill Madness

The Annual Mint Hill Madness is going to hit the Downtown Mint Hill on the 24th of September. Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce organizes this fest every year. Visitors will be getting free car parking this time. And what’s more? There will be special performances by Jeff Collins and Tsunami Wave Riders. Mint Hill Madness Parade will be on 25th September. There’s more! Blind Manifest will be enlightening the mood of the ‘madness’ by playing the hit numbers. Come and be a part of this amazing event and meet us there as Little Jimmy’s is going to be a part of the ‘madness’ too. Missing out on this one would be like missing out on the world!


Owensboro PumpkinFest

Owensboro Pumpkin Fest

As September 24 is approaching, folks at Owensboro are pretty excited about the PumpkinFest! The family fest will be presenting an array of events that will keep visitors entertained throughout the three-day fest. There will be pumpkin sales, the Little Mr. and Miss PumpkinFest Pageant, the Carnival Midway and many more. And of course, Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices will be there with their famous Italian flavored ices. See you there!


The Famous Italian Festival 2010

Come and enjoy with your family!

Collinsville is celebrating the traditional Italian Fest on September 17th and 18th. This 25 years old fun-filled festival is very close to the cultural values of Italy. The children’s area, ‘Prole Zona’ is going to be there both days for the kids to enjoy. The enthralling Italian Fest Parade is on the second day of the festival. Enjoy the Grape Stomping event with your friends on the first day. Test your wine-making skills by taking part in the Wine-Judging contest.

Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices will be a part of the fest to serve you with their flavored ices. Don’t miss our snow cone trailers and Italian ice carts!


Three County Fair

Get ready for the fun!

The 193rd 3 County Fair is here again! Last time, the fair broke all of the records and this time it’s only going to get better.  A great time is guaranteed from September 3rd through September 6th. The Bigfoot Monster received an immense uproar last year, but don’t worry, this year they’ll be arriving to please all again! Demolition Derbies from Skyfire  Productions will also be there. The new attraction this time is Adam Berck’s Royal and White Bengal Tigers! Berck will be presenting stupendous tiger shows at the fair. The fair will also hold a Family Circus that will include everything from circus stunts to events like ventriloquism and hypnotism. Any music lovers out there?  You will love the Battle of the Bands!

You can spot Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices in the fairground with their ice carts and shaved ice trailers, so stop by and cool off with Little Jimmy’s.


Morganfield Lion Club Presents the Corn Festival 2010

It's going to be fun!

It’s time for the 2010 Corn Festival.  September 16th through September 18th, the fest will be presenting quality arts and crafts, a carnival, a parade, delicious food and loads of special events. The Morganfield Lion Club will be entertaining its visitors with some fun events in this two-day fair. The new events include the Pie Eating Contest and Wiener Dog Race along with pool tournaments.

Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices will be present in the fair with their patented ice cream trucks, snow cone carts and ice carts.  Make sure to stop and see us, you will be glad you did!