Trolleys

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  1. terry2sheds

    terry2sheds Newcomer
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    Hi Gents

    I am looking at feedback regarding trolleys – I don’t want to slag any supplier off (they also have a business to run and to earn a buck ) but I cant believe there isn’t a good quality/sturdy/solid/well designed trolleys available at a price which is reasonable- and I mean around the 300/400 quid mark

    I have been around for five years and have bought four different trolley products over the time and I still searching to find to ultimate but to no avail

    I only do domestic and I don’t want or need a van mount system

    I want a trolley do to the following

    To be no wider than 350 mm – then i can get down most side of houses without having to hump it over bins/bikes etc

    I want 10inch wheels so it is easy to manoeuvre

    I want sold wheels so don’t I don’t have to worry about punctures

    I want a capacity of 25/35 litres - I don’t care if it is refill or drum exchange

    I want it solid/strong – to last two/three years without welding/fixings splitting- breaking

    I want it as light as possible – Aluminium ??

    I want a 60PSI pump that lasts more than 12 months

    I want an enclosure which is really waterproof ( IP65) and doesn’t leak

    I want a three speed controller – slow- medium fast and variable that is solid hardy and will last two three years

    I want a battery that lasts for 6/8 hours continuous use

    I want a recharger that is solid and easy to read full green fully charged – red not fully charged

    I want a voltmeter that is easy to read – red- recharge ASAP – yellow ok for a day – green ok for a couple of days

    I want an integrated reel to hold 30 metres of 8mm hose

    I want a bits and bobs basket to hold sill cloths/ container tops/blades- whatever

    I want a guarantee that the bloody thing will last two years without any grief

    I might pay 400/500 for such a beast

    I have seen some homemade trolleys on this forum that come close to above – if someone can come up with or add to the above to design and produce the perfect trolley I think they will have bucket loads of punters

    All comments gratefully appreciated
    Terry

    Thanks Terry
     
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  2. daveyboy

    daveyboy Legend
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    Make your own then mate
     
  3. Clisty1989

    Clisty1989 Forum Addict
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    Backpack, sack truck, jerrycan, reel. job done
     
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    cornishcraig Newcomer
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    oxleywolf pure water engineer
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  6. daveyboy

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    Always better to diy one
    Trolley is the biggest issue
    Get one like on Jimmyboots and adams0211 posts with the pneumatic tyres
    The rest is just pump..battery..container and reel or just backpack and reel
    Easy
     
  7. J and S

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    The Pure Freedom is certainly robust.
     
  8. Marko067

    Marko067 Well-Known Member
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    My recommendation would be to look out for a second hand PF trolley (eBay). They are very compact and easy to operate. You can either stick with the standard setup or cut the weight in half by fitting pneumatic tyres, a backpack style pump and a 7ah battery and losing the battery box as well. Use whatever controller you want. Mine is set up like this and it makes it even easier to use than the original especially when it comes to lifting it in and out of the vehicle. Solid tyres are great, but have their issues. It can be very unpleasant pushing/pulling a trolley with solid tyres and this can also take it's toll on the trolley as there is nothing to cushion it from hard knocks from a poor pavement. I had to have my first trolley welded twice in seven years due to this effect. However, the tyres themselves are low maintenance and the newer trolleys have been beefed up in this weak spot. (bottom of the longer strap welded to the front lower corner)
    My preference is pneumatic tyres. They cushion the effect of rough pavements on the trolley and your hands. They are also cheap to buy (4x for £25-£30 eBay), so you can keep a spare on board in case of punctures and can be changed in seconds.
     
  9. J and S

    J and S Active Member
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    Seems a lot of faff when you could use it as designed....why put a backpack on when a 25 litre or even 2 x 25 litre drums will last much longer.
    I'm 58 and 12st wet through with a hard on and I can push 50 litres on these effortlessly......just don't put the barrels on till it's out of the van
     
  10. Clisty1989

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    Taking into account the weight of the pump, battery, controller etc the backpack on a trolley is a lot lighter, plus the option of quickly whipping it off if you need to is a bonus. If you get the right backpack itll carry 20l of water so with that and one can your only 5l down for about 25-30% less weight
     
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