Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by patrick, Dec 31, 2013.
Would people recommend the pure freedom trolley system ? Im a novice to pole systems
I run both the Pure Freedom trolley and a WCW "Bigboy" backpack strapped onto a trolley and both work well with their own strengths/weaknesses.
Pure Freedom Trolley
More Capacity (25l containers vs. 18l of backpack)
Can be used as a van mount plugged into a large tank or as a trolley with containers easily (big plus if you're thinking of upgrading to a van system)
Looks slightly more professional than the back pack strapped to a trolley (Subjective)
Collapsible (Tough there are and I use a collapsible trolley with the back pack both of which easily fit through a side door in of a hatchback)
Expensive for what it is (in my opinion)
Battery life can't be judged - Charge it overnight after each use
Can get the odd air lock if allowed to run dry/intake hose is left out of water for more than a minute. Sorts itself out each time after a minute or two of reduced output
Backpack on Trolley
Almost half the price of the Pure Freedom Trolley (Trolley and backpack combined)
Slightly more manoeuvrable (trolley dependant)
Get a few water cooler bottles and you can strap one upended into the top of the back pack on your trolley for 40l total capacity
Battery life is better than the trolley and has indicator (2-3days use per charge, I charge every second day however)
Never an airlock issue
Looks slightly less professional (subjective)
Being purely domestic at this point the trolleys work perfectly each lasting a full house in most cases (Roughly £1 per litre) and can really help reduce start up costs (5 door hatchback w/ collapsible trolley and containers -> Van no tank (lots of containers) -> Tank in van).
Thanks. Ive also got to add that im totally useless with diy and things like making my own system. Would it be a better idea to start with a backpack ?
Not really as backpacks sprayers are cheap china **** that suppliers have decided are good enough for wfp work but can fail very quickly. As the saying goes you get what you pay for in this world.
Howerver PF trolley's use the same quality parts that you would find in any decent van mount hence why they cost more.
True you do pay for what you get, thanks
No probs bud...
The main advantage of a pf trolley is it can be used static in a van too just by connecting it to a van tank and adding a hose reel so you have the best of both worlds. That is when you get fedup lugging the trolley & water about in containers as can be a pain in the **** if wanting to use it daily on every job.
Thanks. I think thats made my mind up. More outlay at the beginning but could work out more economical in the end.
To save a few quid keep an eye out on fleebay as can sometimes pick up great hardly used bargains too.
How easy would it be to turn the PF trolley system into a van mounted system if i need to ?