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Best foldable handtruck for moving your amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by dmarkj22, May 15, 2011.

  1. dmarkj22

    dmarkj22 Member

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    Hello I am new to this forum and it's great to find one that deals with all things guitar and where people know what they're talking about. Anyhow, I was wondering which foldable handtruck would you recommend to transport a guitar amp? I own a Peavey Classic 50 4x10 and it weighs 63 pounds and I need something that is sturdy, reliable, portable and reasonably priced.
     
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    I bought one from Musicians Friend for $50, and it broke about a year later...Then I saw some real nice ones at Big Lots for $20
     
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    I got a $20 one from Kmart for my 75 pound DT50. Folds up flat when not in use. No problems in the few months I've had it.
     
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    rock and roller cart.
     
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    Here is an invaluable piece of advice for you: Inflated wheels

    If you load something heavy on non-air wheels it's hell to get it over steps or bumps..

    Best regards -T
     
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    Get the Rock "N Roller Micro Cart - I bought one many years ago when they first came out, and still use it a lot today. It holds up to 350 lbs,
    and folds into a small enough footprint to fit in your trunk, or back seat of a car. I think they might be called the "Multi Cart" now, not sure.
    Highly recommended!
     
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    I've been using a Kart-a-Bag folding hand truck for the past 10 years. I have the Super 600 model, which can carry up to 300 pounds. It's very well built and has worked flawlessly. They have a number of other models, with different features and weight capacity.

    http://www.kart-a-bag.com/

    FVB
     
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    Everybody I know has those cheapo fold-up ones they sell in big chain stores. They survive even 60 yard trips on cobble stones when one trip with a "rock and roller" broke its wheels. I bought two three years ago because I thought they were bound to break and one is still wrapped up in it's original packing. They really are a good deal.
     
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    Rock'n Roller cart user for many years now, and other than getting and replacing a new pair of front locking wheels. My Rock'n Roller cart has been a life saver literally and has never let me down on hundreds of gigs,
    The Best...
     
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    wesco superlite. do not buy the cheaper copies. you will not regret this purchase.
     
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    If you belon to a Costco or Sam's, they have light and heavy duty hand trucks at really good prices.................................
     
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    Well the Rock N Roll dolly is brilliant that's what seems to be most popular - this site has a good review on it which may be of help to you I got mine off Amazon: https://bestdollies.com/
     
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    I really like my GruvGear solo cart. Now known as the Krane Carts AMG 500 model
    http://www.kranecarts.com/amg-500/
    I've heard the Rock N Roll carts are good too.
    One thing I can say for sure, investing in a decent hand truck/cart has really made gigging a lot easier. I bought one of those cheapo $30 folding hand trucks from Lowe's. It fell apart after a few months. Spend the money and get a good one!
     
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    I forget what brand mine is, but whatever you get make sure it has a solid axl. Ones where the wheels also fold up will buckle going up or down stairs.
     
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    Ruxxac by Seco has worked out well for me. Got it on Amazon I believe.
     
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    buddaman71 Student of Life Silver Supporting Member

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    i hvae one like this.
     

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