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Had a search but cant find anything.

Does anyone use a portable trolley to move their gear and what are you using.

Was thinking something sturdy, lightweight and easy to store in car.

Dave

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I seem to remember reading a thread about trolleys here a while back. From memory, I think was a sturdy affordable option that a lot of users liked, but I can’t remember what it was or how long ago. I’ll see if I can find it.

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6 minutes ago, hiram.k.hackenbacker said:

I seem to remember reading a thread about trolleys here a while back. 

Do you remember the excitment about those uber-cheap trolleys that used to be occasionally available at Lidl?

I seem to remember them being something absolutely potty, like £12, but you needed to know which branches of Lidl had them, and exactly when they'd be in stock!

 

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Tried searching for Trolleys, sack barrows, gear transport but no luck.

I know Screwfix do one that our guitarist has and it looks pretty good but its similar to @Happy Jack one but his is about a 3rd of the price of screwfix.

Dave

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2 minutes ago, dmccombe7 said:

Tried searching for Trolleys, sack barrows, gear transport but no luck.

I know Screwfix do one that our guitarist has and it looks pretty good but its similar to @Happy Jack one but his is about a 3rd of the price of screwfix.

Dave

https://www.screwfix.com/p/folding-sack-truck-80kg/1209p

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I’ve got one like HJ’s folding trolley. Came from Maplin back in the day. Takes up very little room in the motor and, with a bungee, can work as a double bass trolley.

’Course, the best solution is to have lightweight gear.

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I have a much older version of something like this: https://www.racking2go.co.uk/trucks-trolleys/sack-trucks/folding-adjustable-sack-trucks/60kg-telescopic-folding-sack-truck-12252.html (the handle folds on mine instead of telescoping).

I used to use it for large combos back in the day (I had a Peavey Combo 300 for many years). These days I could get my 2x10 cab and equipment bag inc. compact class-D amp on it and then my bass in a gig bag on my back for a single load get-in.

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5 minutes ago, Happy Jack said:

Do you remember the excitment about those uber-cheap trolleys that used to be occasionally available at Lidl?

I seem to remember them being something absolutely potty, like £12, but you needed to know which branches of Lidl had them, and exactly when they'd be in stock!

 

I think i remember the Lidl one being mentioned on BC somewhere.

Dave

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32 minutes ago, bassace said:

I’ve got one like HJ’s folding trolley. Came from Maplin back in the day. Takes up very little room in the motor and, with a bungee, can work as a double bass trolley.

’Course, the best solution is to have lightweight gear.

It is lightweight gear at 19Kg each cab but 20" cubed makes them bulky so a trolley would mean i can do it all in one trip.

Dave

 

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Just now, dmccombe7 said:

That's the trolley I have.

It was about £40 when I bought it, about 8 years ago. It's very well designed and solidly made. There's a bar that slots between the wheels so they cant point in different directions.

I'd buy another, but I don't expect to have to.

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50 minutes ago, Bigguy2017 said:

Ha! Mention the movie biz and immediately you can up your profit margin by 500%.

My 'main' trolley is https://www.thomann.de/gb/rocknroller_r8_mid.htm which is complete overkill for most situations. @Silvia Bluejay and I have this because our studio is down a short, steep slope from street level, and we bring the complete PA for all gigs by all bands I play with. Having this trolley means that a couple of up-hill journeys is enough for the load-out before setting off to a gig, while a single down-hill journey is usually enough for the load-in at 2am.

The Thomann trolley folds rather more effectively than the Filmtools version shown above, and I imagine that it's probably lighter too, but you wouldn't want to take one of these in the vehicle with you unless you have a van or (as in my case) a large MPV.

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2 hours ago, Happy Jack said:

Do you remember the excitment about those uber-cheap trolleys that used to be occasionally available at Lidl?

I seem to remember them being something absolutely potty, like £12, but you needed to know which branches of Lidl had them, and exactly when they'd be in stock!

Yes, I think that was the trolley I remember being spoken about. Not sure if Lidl are still selling them though.

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Posted (edited)

I have one that doubles as a trolley and sack barrow - wouldn't have been too expensive.

I'll dig it out and get details.

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1 hour ago, TheGreek said:

I have one that doubles as a trolley and sack barrow - wouldn't have been too expensive.

I'll dig it out and get details.

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I've got one of those in garage but it doesn't fold down very well and would take up too much space in car.

I really like the screwfix type.

Dave

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8 minutes ago, Cat Burrito said:

I was interested in this but was going to wait until the restrictions ease and we can gig more

https://www.gear4music.com/PA-DJ-and-Lighting/ADJ-ACA-Case-Cart-Equipment-Trolley/1LSA

*no experience though

Wheels are a bit small. I just had a look at mine and it has 18cm diam wheels - that means you can manage it over kerbs and low steps when fully loaded. The smaller the wheels the flatter the surfaces need to be to roll properly.

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Posted (edited)

I've got this one - Luggage trolley ALU 125 (ravendo.com).

Definitely a cut or two above the usual folding trolleys, with a decent sized platform. Folds completely flat. I got it from Parrs (see Workplace Equipment | Workplace Products | PARRS). From memory, it was £100ish, but it's solid and taller than many folders, which I like as I'm reasonably tall and don't have to stoop whilst using it.

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On 07/04/2021 at 09:35, dmccombe7 said:

Had a search but cant find anything.

Does anyone use a portable trolley to move their gear and what are you using.

Was thinking something sturdy, lightweight and easy to store in car.

Dave

 

I use a foldable one by Wolfcraft. This one in particular, although it cost me nearly £100 3-4 years ago, cheaper now:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wolfcraft-5501000-Folding-Trolley-Capacity/dp/B00GN6EYVG/ref=sr_1_3?crid=24DAHXZGADRMY&dchild=1&keywords=wolfcraft+folding+trolley&qid=1617885557&sprefix=wolfcraft+fol%2Caps%2C171&sr=8-3

 

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I don't use the bungee cords included, I have a couple of ratchet straps that do a better job. I carry a couple of 210 cabs with it plus pedalboard. It folds flat so it takes little space in the boot of the car. I had another of a similar design but was not sturdy at all. It said ok up to 70Kg but even with 30 it was dodgy. This one is solid.

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