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The hose cart with tray of the present invention is of a shape and design allowing preassembly thereby eliminating the need for instruction manuals and associated product packaging necessary of hose carts that are sold in an unassembled state. The hose cart employs a single unitary frame for support of a flexible garden hose to be wound into a coil of multiple layers by use of a directional stress relieving hose reel spool. Reel flanges are oblong shaped for holding of the hose within the formed spool yet providing the nesting ability for assembled carts. A handle is foldable for storage with locks concealed within the base of the handle, and a foldable storage tray which is pivotally attached to a bracket mounted to the handle crossbar. Syringe type hub attachments are further disclosed for removal and maintenance of the water seals without tools. A crank is provided for rotation of the spool utilizing a collapsible handle for windably holding an elongated flexible garden hose, the crank can be attached to the side of the apparatus allowing left or right hand operation.