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Birdie_Birdie

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Hi all, after a long and chequered history with electric golf trolleys. After buying 2 - yes 2!, in the last year ! , I have found both to be unreliable and lacking in lustre! - lacking staying power! Can anyone recommend a trolley make that is both reliable and value for money? ;)
 

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Birdie_Birdie,

Sadly you'll get what you pay for when it comes to electric trolleys. A £99.00 cheapo trolley bought off the shopping channel quite frankly ain't worth bothering with. It's cheap for a very good reason. It'll fall to bits in months.

IMHO your best bet is to buy a Powakaddy. Okay they're quite expensive but at least they're reliable, and if they do go wrong they have a whole network of 'approved repair people' situated around the Country who can help you out.

DHM.
 

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A good friend has just replaced his Powerkaddy with a Motcaddy S3 and is raving about it.

I never use a trolley but he is more than happy with his purchase. It was around £350
 

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I would go with neither and, if you are happy with the slightly modern design, I can recommend buying a GoKart. The trolley is light, easy to fold and I have had no issues with faults or any such like. Furthermore, and this is the clincher, the customer service is second to none. Give them a call and talk to them if you do not believe me. If there is a problem, whether the trolley is in warranty or not, they guarantee that they will come and collect the faulty trolley, leave you a loaner whilst it is repaired, and swap back when the work is done. They only sell online so have a look at their web site. Cost is £199.00 which is not bad at all. Even comes loaded with tees, balls and pencil.
I do not work for GoKart and never have done. There are, however, few companies that impress me with their service levels and this is one.
 

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i bought one 18 months ago called Trojan.I cannot fault it.The battery lasts 36 holes and its very sturdy.Very basic but at least not much can go wrong with it.And it gets the job done i paid £199 for it and it was money well spent.
 

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just out of curiousity how do you manage if you get a flat battery half way round?can they be pushed or do the motors make them stiff?
 

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hi cosworth,mine can be pushed without the battery,if you pull it backwards the motor engages which is not recommended.But if you are unfortunate enough for the battery to run out you can push them around.
 

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PowaKaddy or HillBilly would be my advice. My old dad has had both over the last few years and they seemed to have served him well. The batteries have survived over time which is more than can be said of a lot of cheaper models
 

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I had a Trojan, it was an awful thing, my bag didn't fit it properly, and everytime I went over a few bumps the frame would shake and move and my bag would invariably end up on the floor.

I spent more time trying to tie my bag back on than concentrating on my golf.

Am actually in the market for a new one and any advice would be appreciated.
 

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I've had my Hill Billy for just over 18 months and had no trouble except the clutches both went last week. They cranked and click and groaned but got me round the last 8 holes of a hilly course. Phoned Hill Billy at midday and new clutches were at the door nest day and, all for 8 quid! Ten minutes to change.
 

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I have heard some guys say that the new powakaddy's are a lot less reliable than the older ones due to the fact that Powakaddy are using cheaper parts in order to increase the profit margin.

Don't shoot the messenger guys, its what I have heard.
 

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Hi all, just joined up and am going to ask this question here as its of a similar subject. Ive just acquired a fairly cheap trolley (carried my Mizuno tour bag for the last 5 years of playing) and have decided its maybe worth trying out as my handicap has ballooned in the last year and a half from 6.0 to 8.7! Anyway, the trolley has a 12v lead acid battery labelled 12v17ah which after a little research on chinese manufacturer websites mentions 20km run distance, is this possible, ie 2-2 1/2 rounds easily enough?
 
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