Gauging Interest In Custom Made Wfp Trolley System.

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Sparkkadian, Nov 29, 2012.

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  1. Sparkkadian

    Sparkkadian Guest

    Hi guys, so I'm hoping to gauge interest before we build any number of these. So for those of you who need or use a wfp trolley. Would you buy one of these?

    - Fully welded steel and powder coated chassis.
    - 20-25 litre capacity as standard (larger available if required)
    - At least 4LPM 80psi pump
    - High quality ritar or yuasa 12v battery
    - Puncture proof cell foam wheels
    - Easy access power switch with flow control. (Highly likely to be remote controlled)

    The idea of this trolley is for it to be a 'buy once and forget about it' system. We decided to make our own after buying backpacks etc from the larger suppliers, which are heavy, bulky, badly designed and put together.

    So we are building this trolley to be almost bullet proof. With components such as the battery and pump etc easily removable, so that when it comes to replacing them in the future, the job will be hassle free.

    The electrics will also be well put together and well protected. This is something that has always proved to be a problem for us with other trolley or backpack systems.

    The trolley will be slimmer (for alley way access on houses), lighter (when lifting in and out of vehicles), have a lower centre of gravity, and be better specced than most others on the market.

    Were hoping for the price to work out cheaper once we have got our own costs down further, but i can guarantee the absolute maximum we would charge for one of these systems would be £495. - Which is the same as or cheaper than equivalent systems as far as I'm aware.

    Were doing ones for ourselves, and fellow cleaners near to us, so please let me know what you think, and id welcome any opinions or constructive criticism to make it as good as possible for users.

    Pics of finished article will follow soon.

    Cheers!
    -Mike-
     
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  2. silversurfer

    silversurfer Active Member
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    Seems a little on the expensive side!!!
     
  3. Kips

    Kips Well-Known Member
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    Agreed, building one yourself generally costs about half as much as buying one. The purefreedom trolleys are 495, and they fold / have good digital flow control and are backed with a good warranty and spare parts and after service etc etc.

    You'll have to undercut them I think if you want to succeed, I think at £250 you would sell absolutely loads but at the same pricepoint as purefreedom trolleys, what are you bringing to the table that makes you a more appealing proposition than purefreedom's kit?
     
  4. daley

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    il sell you a P F trolley
     
  5. bluemonkey

    bluemonkey Guru
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    got 500 wuid, i would rather buy a van system, to me the back packs and trolley should be smaller and used for awkard jobs,
     
  6. All Round Cleaning

    All Round Cleaning Grand Master
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    I could knock one up myself for around £150 .

    So for that reason I'm out .




    I reckon there wouldn't even be £10 worth of steel in there and powder coating £5
    Wheels £10 only leaves the electrics and a barrel .
     
  7. doug atkinson

    doug atkinson Well-Known Member
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    I'd be very surprised if you could build one at that cost !

    Engineering / Welders cost a fair bit of money plus material.
     
  8. All Round Cleaning

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    It's a good job I'm a fabricator welder by trade then isn't it !!!
     
  9. rcproperty

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    i brought the a big trolly and bult my own for less than £150, it helps when you know how to do all the things yourself.
     
  10. Sparkkadian

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    We are hoping to if we can, but as doug said once all the parts come together, making a quality well built trolley isn't super cheap. If we can't make a decent enough profit after building it then its not worth the effort. But you make a good point we need to bring something better to the table. So far ours is lighter than the pure freedom one, and less bulky. We will have to see how we go.
     
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