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krispn

Hand cart/trolley for a combo

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Thinking about getting a trolley for wheeling a heavy trace 115 around. What are people using? Seen a magna cart on amazon and some general luggage trolleys.

I'd appreciate your collective pros and cons for kit you have experience with.

Thanks

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I've been considering getting a trolley or barrow. Sure someone on here recommended B&Q., although the reviews I've read weren't too good really.

There are whole load of different options on Ebay at the mo. I might take a chance and hit the Buy it Now. If I do I'll let you know.

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There used to be loads of threads about trolleys, but I guess that all these lightweight cabs have put paid to that. ;)

I have a Lidl one (Aldi did the same thing as well), and they used to be flagged up quite often when they came on sale. Load weight of 100Kg. Some people used to recommend a fishing trolley that Argos do as well. Personally I like something that has a load capacity that's at least twice the weight you need to carry and doesn't have folding wheels. If you're going to be taking it over rough surfaces or bumping up and down kerbs it can take a toll on the trolley.

Edit: [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Einhell-Folding-Hand-Sack-Truck-Barrow-Trolley-90kg-/200731557661?pt=UK_Lifting_Moving_Equipment&hash=item2ebc887f1d"]This one[/url] looks very similar to the Lidl /Aldi ones. Edited by Musky

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I bought one from B&Q that looks close to the link above.

It folds up very small. I have a few bungiees that I use to secure items to the truck.
The only down side is that when you have tall or many items loaded that are higher than the trolley handles , the items loaded restrict access to the area they your hand wants to be holding onto as the trolley hand grips do not stick out away from the trolley like on fixed shape trucks.

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Here's mine:

[url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Einhell-Folding-Truck-90kg-Capacity/dp/B001GU6FYI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333786774&sr=8-1"]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Einhell-Folding-Truck-90kg-Capacity/dp/B001GU6FYI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333786774&sr=8-1[/url]

It carries up to 90kg and only cost £22.39 including delivery.

It's light and packs away small - I'm very pleased with it.

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I have had this one for over a year to cart a Marshall mb4410 about, this is a very heavy combo and this trolley copes with it very well.

Jas


[quote name='StraightSix' timestamp='1333786875' post='1606344']
Here's mine:

[url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Einhell-Folding-Truck-90kg-Capacity/dp/B001GU6FYI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333786774&sr=8-1"]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Einhell-Folding-Truck-90kg-Capacity/dp/B001GU6FYI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333786774&sr=8-1[/url]

It carries up to 90kg and only cost £22.39 including delivery.

It's light and packs away small - I'm very pleased with it.
[/quote] Edited by Bigjas

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This one is best:

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wolfcraft-5500-Adjustable-Trolley-/251025014431?pt=UK_Garage_Equipment_Tools_Tool_Boxes_Storage&hash=item3a7241be9f"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3a7241be9f[/url]

It is larger than the diy store trolleys so is more stable and has an axle which supports the wheels.



edit for spelling Edited by chris_b

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If the base plate on the lightweight ones is too small, cut larger one from plywood, drill suitable holes and cable tie on if in a hurry.

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I recently bought a set of these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270920824395?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649. That's a great price. They are excellent and are now on the bottom of my Ashdown cab. I appreciate the OP was looking for a trolley, but putting castors on the bottom of your combo is an option worth considering.

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Cheers for the input and the castors suggestion. I was after a trolley to get the bass amp to local gigs via bus so I wheel up to the bus, fold it up the walk the short walk to the pubs I'll mainly be gigging in.

My trolley has been ordered online and I should have it in a few days!

Thanks again fella's!

G

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IKEA trolley 7.99. Carries my ABM cab quite happily. Will carry up to 30kg.

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/30129959/

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[quote name='jim_bass' timestamp='1333980264' post='1609063']
IKEA trolley 7.99. Carries my ABM cab quite happily. Will carry up to 30kg.
[url="http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/30129959/"]http://www.ikea.com/...ducts/30129959/[/url]
[/quote]

That would be just the job for me. Thanks for sharing! :)

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I went for castors, and bought these from evilbay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HEAVY-DUTY-Multi-Use-Castors-4-Blue-Wheels-Caster-/120426485789?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Rack_Cases_MJ&hash=item1c09fa581d

My cab now goes faster than my car :lol:

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[quote name='Chris Horton' timestamp='1333785242' post='1606327']
I bought one from B&Q that looks close to the link above.

It folds up very small. I have a few bungiees that I use to secure items to the truck.
The only down side is that when you have tall or many items loaded that are higher than the trolley handles , the items loaded restrict access to the area they your hand wants to be holding onto as the trolley hand grips do not stick out away from the trolley like on fixed shape trucks.
[/quote]

Got one of these too. Cracking little thing. Don't have the problem with the handle height as I'm just humping a 4x10 combo with my pedal bag on top.

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[quote name='Musky' timestamp='1333783264' post='1606313']
There used to be loads of threads about trolleys, but I guess that all these lightweight cabs have put paid to that. ;)

I have a Lidl one (Aldi did the same thing as well), and they used to be flagged up quite often when they came on sale. Load weight of 100Kg. Some people used to recommend a fishing trolley that Argos do as well. Personally I like something that has a load capacity that's at least twice the weight you need to carry and doesn't have folding wheels. If you're going to be taking it over rough surfaces or bumping up and down kerbs it can take a toll on the trolley.

Edit: [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Einhell-Folding-Hand-Sack-Truck-Barrow-Trolley-90kg-/200731557661?pt=UK_Lifting_Moving_Equipment&hash=item2ebc887f1d"]This one[/url] looks very similar to the Lidl /Aldi ones.
[/quote]

+1 to this. I got the same trolley recently and it's a good job. Don't forget bungees though!

Also be careful when buying this style of trolley as some have plastic axle brackets which aren't up to the job and fracture quite easily.

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[quote name='StraightSix' timestamp='1333786875' post='1606344']
Here's mine:

[url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Einhell-Folding-Truck-90kg-Capacity/dp/B001GU6FYI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333786774&sr=8-1"]http://www.amazon.co...33786774&sr=8-1[/url]

It carries up to 90kg and only cost £22.39 including delivery.

It's light and packs away small - I'm very pleased with it.
[/quote]



I think for the price and pratacality , this one looks like a winner to me :)

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Reviving this very old thread - I need a trolley for my lightweight cabs, when gigging by tube / train.

With bass and amp on my back, I can carry 1 cab by hand but not ideal. 2 is impossibly awkward.

Cabs weight not huge, max 20k, but has to put up with walking / pavements / curbs etc. Anyone on the thread above, or anyone else - have any tried and tested recommendations?

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I bought one of these from Argos.

[url="http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/7001538.htm"]http://www.argos.co....ber/7001538.htm[/url]

It's great... I use it on the tube / buses for wheeling my rig about. I use a pair of hardcore luggage straps to secure everything to it and it's not let me down yet :)

It's 10cm taller then the maplin one which I found a bit short, I had to stoop down a bit to wheel it along and that made it a bit uncomfortable... Edited by CamdenRob

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I bought one from Maplins a couple of years ago for £20. It's had a load of use, but is still perfect. I got it for my double bass, but I now use to for travelling to gigs. It easily takes my little PJB combo, my stool, and music stand. All attached with a couple of bungee things, which come with it.

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Aldi or Lidl do them sometimes in their deals of the week, our old guitard used to pile all his gear on to one, it was pretty canny.

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[quote name='Drax' timestamp='1452504184' post='2950448']
Reviving this very old thread - I need a trolley for my lightweight cabs, when gigging by tube / train.

With bass and amp on my back, I can carry 1 cab by hand but not ideal. 2 is impossibly awkward.

Cabs weight not huge, max 20k, but has to put up with walking / pavements / curbs etc. Anyone on the thread above, or anyone else - have any tried and tested recommendations?
[/quote]


I have a Wolfcraft TS850:

[url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wolfcraft-TS-850/dp/B00GN6EYVG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454441674&sr=8-1&keywords=wolfcraft+trolley+TS850"]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wolfcraft-TS-850/dp/B00GN6EYVG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454441674&sr=8-1&keywords=wolfcraft+trolley+TS850[/url]

Very good *IF* being able to fold flat and take virtually no space is important. Sturdy, comfy, it works for me.
However it's not the cheapest, and being foldable means that no matter how cool the design is, there are obvious weakpoints and it'll not last as long as a *good* non-foldable one.

If size is not an issue, I'd probably go for one of these, they're robust:

[url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Einhell-Folding-Truck-90kg-Capacity/dp/B001GU6FYI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1454441889&sr=8-2&keywords=trolley"]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Einhell-Folding-Truck-90kg-Capacity/dp/B001GU6FYI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1454441889&sr=8-2&keywords=trolley[/url]

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[quote name='CamdenRob' timestamp='1452506346' post='2950479']
I bought one of these from Argos.

[url="http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/7001538.htm"]http://www.argos.co....ber/7001538.htm[/url]
...
[/quote]

[quote name='mcnach' timestamp='1454441952' post='2969825']
...If size is not an issue, I'd probably go for one of these, they're robust:

[url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Einhell-Folding-Truck-90kg-Capacity/dp/B001GU6FYI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1454441889&sr=8-2&keywords=trolley"]http://www.amazon.co...eywords=trolley[/url]
[/quote]

Great advice all. Got the Einhell 90kg truck, £30 from Argos.

First trip South London to Northampton return. Feels pretty solid, hammers up and down curbs, and thunders along the pavement.

Learned

- Avoiding tube station stairs is complicated when changing lines.
- There are lots of hidden lifts, mainly used by lazy people who could probably do with climbing a few stairs.
- Truck *just* fits in a Prius boot (uber..) when you return after hours

Yet to attempt both cabs, might be over ambitious. All good though, hopefully many more miles ahead..


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