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    • #49325

      What is the best barrow/trolley out there at the moment?, been through yet another preston shuttle wheel sunday, my kit is quite heavy, rive box, large carryall, bait bucket etc, whats your thoughts?

    • #150622

      TF_andy cranes mate
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      Bout time someone did a conversion kit to make them 4 wheeled. Spread the weight out more.

    • #150624

      preston already do a 4 wheeled version

    • #150633

      Have a butchers here:

      http://www.gt-precision-angling.co.uk/home.aspx

      Well pleased wi mine – “handles like a dream” honest guv 🙂

    • #150646

      Go down to your local tip/recycling centre and take some wheels off of a small childs bike, the mag ones are what I have (not from tip but kept from my own childs bike) and just swap the wheels. They are stronger and if like mine are solid tyres so no puncture worries!!

    • #150649

      TF_bremes
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      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-PENROSE-BARROW-PLATFORM-SXL-/110758302470?pt=UK_SportingGoods_FishingAcces_RL&hash=item19c9b59306

      IMHO still the best barrow on the market,had one years and its been well used n abused 😡 but still going strong.

    • #150652

      Anonymous

      @bremes wrote:

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-PENROSE-BARROW-PLATFORM-SXL-/110758302470?pt=UK_SportingGoods_FishingAcces_RL&hash=item19c9b59306

      IMHO still the best barrow on the market,had one years and its been well used n abused 😡 but still going strong.

      I have one of these in SXL size, rarely use it as a barrow, more so as a platform for my Rive. Any time I have used it as a barrow it’s been pretty good even with the heaviest of loads, although my Rive Wheel kit gets more use.

    • #150658

      As we are getting older more consideration should be given to your shoulders arms and back with the preston you only push with your whole body weight with the palm of hands needed so easy as long as the ground is even Unlike the platform type lot of lifting and supporting the balance till you reach your peg or car. the 4×4 is so more less senergy sapping????

    • #150661

      I have a four by four preston and its a fantastic concept. However ive had a wheel bearing go already after two weeks and expect another at any time. I intend to find someone who will take the crap Chinese bearings out and refit with something reliable. I have used and still have the penrose for uneven ground and pegs where a platform is required, but the preston 4×4 is ausome, just push it like a pram 🙂

    • #150680

      Rigger platform/barrow, does it all.
      http://www.rct-rigger.co.uk/

    • #150703

      TF_chalkiewhite
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      If you talk to Mark at Penrose – sepreno5000 He will do a conversion kit to make a Penrose platform a 3 wheeler

      Great service I had a standard size Penrose Platform after talking with Mark, purchased just the SXL platform ( so that my Rive would fit ) used all the bits from the original platform, and then modified 2 Boss trolley wheels to fit the platform. Its got the turning circle of an old tanker … but much nicer to push with no weight on your arms.

      Incidentally Mark dispatcher the trolley within the hour after payment at 3pm one afternoon received the next day, great service

    • #150710

      so now we have a new three wheeled trolley into the equatiion w hich also comes out to support my theory of non lifting just a gentle slog rather than a large effort of pushing and lifting a one wheeled platform no brainer really 😀 😀 😀

    • #150715

      TF_chalkiewhite
      Participant

      I have an electric trolley but still prefer the Penrose trike, as it like pushing a supermarket trolly around ( its bigger than any supermarket trolley ) I just string a bungee across the handles- best pole roller yet. And it carries all my gear easily

    • #150741

      I’ve converted my Fox Platform/Barrow into a 3-wheeler [no Del Boy comments please!] which has made carrying/pushing a heavy load so much easier – still a bit wobbly on very uneven ground but could always convert it to a 4-wheeler if I was that concerned.

    • #150763

      I have a rive too, d25. The GT kit was great, but if you have a d25 with the non slip protectors on the wheel doesn’t fit unless you take them off…leaving you with a slidy metal footplate which wasn;t for me so it went back.

      I have a fox barrow platform which is great for rivers, and works well as a rive platform. Problem with this and all other single wheel barrows is that require alot of strength to balance whem on any uneven ground as they are top heavy. Granted a preston or similar is pretty useless on uneven ground, but as a rive is high think it makes the top heaviness worse.

      I also have a space shuttle, two wheeler. Much easier to push, ideal for commercials, can load them up well, and the load is spread length wise rather than upwards so they are an easier push. But on anything but mild uneven ground they are a nightmare.

      So horses for courses really, my advice is get a single wheels barrow if you fish rivers and naturals with long uneven walks lots (barrow platford if you need the platform, look at a carp barrow otherwise IMO, otherwise get a space shuttle.

    • #150768

      @chalkiewhite wrote:

      If you talk to Mark at Penrose – sepreno5000 He will do a conversion kit to make a Penrose platform a 3 wheeler

      Great service I had a standard size Penrose Platform after talking with Mark, purchased just the SXL platform ( so that my Rive would fit ) used all the bits from the original platform, and then modified 2 Boss trolley wheels to fit the platform. Its got the turning circle of an old tanker … but much nicer to push with no weight on your arms.

      Incidentally Mark dispatcher the trolley within the hour after payment at 3pm one afternoon received the next day, great service

      Chalkie is Mark Penrose still in business then?

    • #150809

      TF_chalkiewhite
      Participant

      Well the guy I spoke to in sheffield ? was Mark Penrose so I presume it the same people. They are very much in business and he is very helpful. Cannot find telephone number but always answers on – sepreno5000 on Ebay

      Top quality product

      Keith

    • #150810

      TF_chalkiewhite
      Participant

      Try

      PENROSE ANGLING SYSTEMS LTD

      UNIT 2A-3A, OLD WHALESWOOD COLLIERY, MANSFIELD ROAD, WALES BAR
      S26 5PQ SHEFFIELD , SOUTH YORKSHIRE

      Phone : 01909 774555
      Fax : 01909 774666

    • #314768

      Ander son
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    • #314787

      caster rob
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      I can remember when we enquired about the best rods and poles.

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