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#459455 - 02/27/18 08:53 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Hand truck [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
sslechta Offline

Registered: 12/27/13
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Loc: St. Louis, MO. USA
Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
I've used these before.

Laurel and Hardy?

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#459456 - 02/27/18 09:10 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Hand truck [Re: raymb1]
Matt Finley Offline

Registered: 07/12/00
Posts: 16981
Loc: Hudson Valley & Lake George NY
Just check the connections after each use. I love mine but it is light duty, remember. It’s not like a hand truck from Home Depot. It’s built more like a luggage carrier, just one that goes up and down steps. You’ll be very impressed the first time you do that.
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#459457 - 02/27/18 09:15 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Hand truck [Re: raymb1]
90 dB Offline

Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4576
Loc: Florida
It depends on how much you have to haul.



Edited by 90 dB (03/01/18 05:24 AM)
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#459461 - 02/27/18 09:20 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Hand truck [Re: 90 dB]
raymb1 Offline

Registered: 05/24/05
Posts: 2507
Loc: Sterling, Va
Hope you don't have to go up any stairs!
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#459824 - 03/01/18 01:02 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Hand truck [Re: raymb1]
90 dB Offline

Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4576
Loc: Florida
Stairs are bad, but open ground is worse!


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#460388 - 03/04/18 09:58 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Hand truck [Re: raymb1]
Danny C. Offline

Registered: 03/18/04
Posts: 6463
Loc: South Louisiana
I have been using this one years. I'd just as soon leave a guitar home before I'd leave this baby!


Edited by Danny C. (03/04/18 09:58 AM)
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#460940 - 03/06/18 07:16 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Hand truck [Re: raymb1]
Tobias Offline

Registered: 03/26/04
Posts: 1557
Loc: Way too close to Palm Springs,...
" That seems odd Keith unless you're hauling your anvil collection... "

I just thought this statement was funny because years ago our rack gear was mounted in actual "Anvil" cases. There were made of something like 1/4 inch plywood with metal edges and metal corners and, by themselves, were very heavy. Usually took 2 people to carry an 8 - 10 space case. Nothing like today's rack cases. I don't think those folding hand trucks would have lasted long hauling them. We had to use heavy duty hand trucks.
Oh yeah, and it was uphill, barefooted, in the snow, there and back too.
Does the noise in your head bother me ?

#460945 - 03/06/18 07:43 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Hand truck [Re: Tobias]
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Registered: 05/24/05
Posts: 2507
Loc: Sterling, Va
"Back in the day" (disco days), we had two vans full of heavy equipment. We had a couple of heavy duty hand trucks, Mover heavy duty. Now-a-days age and small car require me to have something that folds into a small package. So far the Upcart Lift has been holding up well. All load-ins have been less than 100 lbs a load. Going up and down stairs is still a novelty.
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