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Michael Gilligan20/05/2022 08:32:17
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Received an eMail today, from TLC, advertising this: **LINK**

https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Main_Index/Site_Equipment_Index/Trojan_Pro_GearCart/index.html

MichaelG.

DMB20/05/2022 08:52:23
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Michael,

Agreed, appears to be potentially very useful.

Pity about spelling error but that seems to be very common these days.

John

Swarf, Mostly!20/05/2022 08:58:22
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Beware: pedantry warning!

" The Trojan Pro GearCart 250 features 2x collapsible handles at each end of the GearCart. "

In the illusrations, I can only see one handle at each end!

Best regards,

Swarf, Mostly!

Nigel Graham 220/05/2022 09:24:55
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Advertisers outside of the specialist fields are not noted for literacy!

Looking at the link we find -

The wheels are "new and improved"... Errr... Pardon?

The wheels can also cope with a wide range of "terranes". I think they mean "terrain", which is also singular. I forget the accurate definition but "terrane" is a specific geological / geomorphological term.

That aside, yes the trolley does look useful!

Thor 🇳🇴20/05/2022 09:49:58
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That trolley would have been useful when I moved my lathe into my workshop, don't think I have much need for it now though.

Thor

Swarf, Mostly!20/05/2022 09:51:58
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Conscience attack!!

I'll make a constructive contribution:

When I set up my current workshop, it was necessary to get the ML7 from the motor car in the road in front of the house to the workshop building at the bottom of the back garden.

That route comprised many different 'lumps and bumps'. Some concrete path sections and some lawn with many single-step transitions.

We loaded the ML7 onto a builder's wheelbarrow which had a single pneumatic-tyred wheel. I am sure that such a wheel, if not over-inflated, will cope well with such 'lumps and bumps'. It was a two-man job, I took the wheelbarrow handles while Mrs. Swarf, Mostly steadied the load to maintain lateral stability.

My instinct is that solid rubber (tyred) wheels would cope well with a smooth concrete floor. In particular they would be quiet. The single wheeled pneumatic-tyred wheelbarrow and Swarf, Mostly! combination did emit a variety of grunts and wheezes along the way.

Best regards,

Swarf, Mostly!

ega20/05/2022 10:56:30
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Posted by Nigel Graham 2 on 20/05/2022 09:24:55:

Advertisers outside of the specialist fields are not noted for literacy!

...

That may be so but, in defence of TLC, their catalogues have had some splendid cover images!

This Pro cart reminds me of the much cheaper and lighter Tesco trolley from many years ago; mine does duty as a black refuse sack holder.

ega20/05/2022 11:12:06
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eg:

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Howard Lewis20/05/2022 11:58:08
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In anticipation of (Hopefully the far off day ) when the machines have to be moved out of the workshop, which will, involve climbing a small step and turning corners, bought a sturdy trolley, with castors, from LIDL to supplement my Machine Mart one. Together, they will more than cope with the weight of the Mill and then the lathe when the dreaded time comes.,

Keep an eye open for when the offer comes round again.

Howard

bernard towers20/05/2022 13:50:00
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I suspect that if you put 100kg on it you would have a hard job to move it over a rough surface and as for having deeply treaded tyres ,what makes the difference none of the wheels are drivers. Instead of a rubbish sales pitch it would have been better to attend English lessons.

Dave Halford20/05/2022 14:03:07
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Posted by bernard towers on 20/05/2022 13:50:00:

I suspect that if you put 100kg on it you would have a hard job to move it over a rough surface and as for having deeply treaded tyres ,what makes the difference none of the wheels are drivers. Instead of a rubbish sales pitch it would have been better to attend English lessons.

That would also be the point that you discover that the collapsible handles do exactly that when faced by an incline or a stone.

not done it yet20/05/2022 17:58:52
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I have (and prefer) the Draper 3-in-1 heavy duty sack truck.

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The only down-side has been the pneumatic tyres - too easy to puncture with thorns!

Cheaper, likely more heavily made (weighs more), rated for 300kg and can be used as a two or 4wheeler.

I expect there are other worthy alternatives for those that can search for themselves

Edited By not done it yet on 20/05/2022 18:02:34

Edited By SillyOldDuffer on 20/05/2022 18:24:45

Anthony Kendall21/05/2022 10:37:49
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Posted by not done it yet on 20/05/2022 17:58:52:

I have (and prefer) the Draper 3-in-1 heavy duty sack truck.

LINK

The OP showed a truck which is a nice little jobby, which will no doubt be useful for many - who want something light and most of the time no great weights are involved (most of the time for me).

That said, like ndiy, I liked the idea of a sack truck which could be used horizontally. I bought the B&D version, now out of print, presumably because nobody else liked it!
I admit, it is complete crap.
BUT, it has done a hell of a lot of work for me.
It is light and can be thrown into an estate. The other 2 wheels are bigger than most others and help when outdoors. I added some plywood for the bottom.

Cheap and nasty - but very useful for me - maybe not for you.

Wait til I fix it please! Wait please! Wait til I fix it please!

Derek Lane21/05/2022 11:11:22
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Not as slimline but a lot cheaper and could add handles at either end if wanted. Able to move a wm280 lathe and a wm18 mill not at the same time. Also much cheaper.

And British madedevillaughlaughlaugh

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Anthony Kendall21/05/2022 12:10:56
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Posted by Derek Lane on 21/05/2022 11:11:22:

Not as slimline but a lot cheaper and could add handles at either end if wanted. Able to move a wm280 lathe and a wm18 mill not at the same time. Also much cheaper.

And British madedevillaughlaughlaugh

Nice one.

Samsaranda21/05/2022 19:15:06
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Anthony, I have had the same B&D version that you have, bought ours many years ago and it has given sterling service, has carried 500 kilos at times and still going strong. You may think it is crap but I looked around for a potential replacement when it finally gives up but versions on the market now are crap in comparison, I think I will give ours a repaint and overhaul. Dave W

Anthony Kendall21/05/2022 19:31:34
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Posted by Samsaranda on 21/05/2022 19:15:06:

Anthony, I have had the same B&D version that you have, bought ours many years ago and it has given sterling service, has carried 500 kilos at times and still going strong. You may think it is crap but I looked around for a potential replacement when it finally gives up but versions on the market now are crap in comparison, I think I will give ours a repaint and overhaul. Dave W

Dave, good to hear. They do come up on ebay

Nigel Graham 221/05/2022 22:37:18
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Most trolley would struggle - or their users would - when faced with such inconveniences as the beautifully-manicured lawn (or my patch of grass).

Obtain some reasonably large sheets of shuttering-ply, Stirling-board or similar to use as temporary runways over such surfaces. Even just two would do it, a bit laboriously.

Nicholas Farr22/05/2022 16:15:05
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Hi, talking of sack barrows/truck, I made this one about 25 years ago.

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It can handle a fair load as a truck, shown here with some concrete blocks and could have had more on, but these were all I had handy. The handle is just sprung onto two short round steel spigots and it came from a scrapped push lawn mower.

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This trolley I made around about the same time, is 1100mm long by 550mm wide and the wheels came off a scrapped industrial Nilfisk vacuum cleaner similar to this Nilfisk 53 L50 LC but a much older type and with a 100 litre bin, I've had several very heavy things on it and it will go over rouge terrain dry grass without too much trouble, but of course the heavier it becomes, the more effort needed to pull it, but the ball bearing wheels with the 160mm diameter by 30mm wide, rounded edge solid tyres help.

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It has its own bespoke duck board which can't slide in any direction because of two cross slats inside the frame.

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Then there is this lighter duty one with pneumatic tyres, which is 900mm long and 770mm wide, which has had a few more of those concrete blocks on than shown above and was pulled over about 50 meters of rouge ground without undue effort.

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All three will fit in the back of my estate car, but not all at the same time, but my two younger sisters borrowed the sack barrow/truck and the trolley with the pneumatic tyres, to shift several 20KG bags of sand about half a kilometre from one of their house to the other and had no trouble doing so and both the sack barrow/truck and trolley went in my estate car easily at the same time. I do have a bought aluminium fold up sack barrow, thought I wouldn't trust it with any great weight though.

Regards Nick.

Edited By Nicholas Farr on 22/05/2022 16:20:42

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