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So it has become popular for electric trolleys to have winter wheels but on, these are wider and provide more grip for the trolley whenever it is wet out. However the actual time these are needed is very limited either the course is dry or the course is too wet and closed or the trolleys are banned because it is causing too much damage to the ground.
Therefore as good as these wheels are before you buy them just think about how much you will actually be using them.
Onto the wheels themselves, my power addy has always looked a little fragile, for some reason the handle never quite looks like it will stay on and the frame twists a little , but these wheels are solid, they are great quality and have a very easy click to connect system so you can fit them and remove them easily on the car park. I would recommend buying the wheel covers as well so you can take them off and bag them up before putting them in the car this saves on the cleaning of your car every week.
They do provide added grip, it is noticeable however what is noticeable is the drain it takes out of the battery, I can only just finish a round of 18 holes and that is really being conservative with my battery, I would recommend only putting these on when it is really neccassry otherwise you could be buying a new battery quite often.
Overall I feel the wheels are a good idea and at around £40 are not a bad buy, however as I said before just think whether you willbe getting the use out of them, or if it's better to just buy a little pencil bag and take a few clubs out when its wet.
With the recent rain, snow and then more rain the majority of golf courses near me are either not allowing any trollies to be used or are only letting them on if they have hedgehog tyres or winter wheels.
This is PowaKaddys interpretation and I have to say I was very impressed when I first got them. They look great and with the large hexagonal cut out sections they do a fantastic job of minimising the area in contact with the ground. The advantage of this is that less mud is collected on the wheel compared to a standard tyre and less damage is done to the course as the weight is spread out with the wide profile they have.
Cleaning at the end of a round was simple and certainly much easier than before. Most courses I play have a compressed air gun for cleaning shoes off so just lift up the back of the trolley, get the wheels running and a few seconds of cleaning and they're done.
Thats where the praise part of the review ends unfortunately.
After about one month of regular use (about 8 rounds) the hub section snapped away from the rest of the wheel leaving me stranded half way round the course with a trolley that was going no further. Thankfully the pro shop were very helpful and ran a hire trolley out to me so I could finish my game. Obviously I took the broken wheel back to where I bought it and it was replaced with no fuss.
All was good again until the wheel on the other side broke in exactly the same way a couple of months later. I again took it back and was advised that a few other people had experienced the same problem with these wheels so I swapped them for an alternative design from another manufacturer and fingers crossed they have been fine so far.
In summary these wheels are great when they work but I wouldn't count on that being too long.
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