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Aug 28, 2009 17:44 |  #1

As I accumulate more gear, more Pelican cases, more lights, tripods, monopods, lightstands and so on I'm finding it increasingly difficult to carry everything in. I'm looking at Wesco folding hand trucks for their small size and light weight.

What do you use?


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Aug 28, 2009 17:46 |  #2

I don't carry THAT much stuff. I don't need it. Everything I own and use fits in a large backpack - including my light stands.


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Aug 28, 2009 17:50 |  #3

My wife assists with the 5D so I've got gear for both of us. I'm using 3 Pelican cases, his hers and lighting. I also use a DIY ringlite for macros of the rings and invitations, etc. The wedding we did Saturday the brides uncle recommended getting a cart or something when he saw I had to carry everything about 200 yds to the reception. What a bug he planted! lol


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Aug 28, 2009 17:56 |  #4

That's nuts. Have you considered a luggage cart?

http://www.amazon.com …2QRVM&colid=3AJ​5L53WCUWAZ (external link)

I'm considering getting one for when I do destination stuff.


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Aug 28, 2009 19:50 |  #5

I don't take everything. I have a NOVA bag, largest one, a Domke F-802 and sometimes I take the Think Tank airport international, but that's only if I have to bring the PWII's and 3 flashes.


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Aug 29, 2009 16:22 as a reply to  @ SuzyView's post |  #6

I have one of THESE (external link)I used to use to haul all my stuff around... Worked pretty well and the handle folds down so it can be stored and transported in the car easily.


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Aug 29, 2009 16:31 |  #7

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Aug 29, 2009 18:05 |  #8

Nice suggestions all. I'm torn between the folding hand trucks and the platform style. I like the platform in concept, but keep remembering the set of 9 steps at the last reception 120 yds from my car. I know there's a wheelchair ramp almost everywhere to answer that. But grass and gravel would really trip up a cart. Anyone had experience with the Wesco Mega mover with 8" pneumatic tires? Seems steep at $250 but it's got a large toe plate and a 550 lb rating.

Reminds me of when I had my Peli case on the stroller exchanging lenses when my wife came back from changing my sons diaper...my 12 yr old grabbed up the case to help out and clear the stroller but it wasn't closed. My lenses (filters, cards, virtually everything in the case of padded dividers, on black asphalt in the dark) all scattered over the asphalt in front of a client. Inwardly I cringed! No damage though, so no insurance claim. Just don't want a repeat of something like that, ya know? lol

Thanks for the feedback everybody.


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Aug 29, 2009 22:44 |  #9

Jon mentioned a very inexpensive Samsonite fold out thing. I was curious, went to the mall and got one. It works great. Then I bought 3 others, but still use the original more. I do take lights and stands and umbrellas sometimes and those collapsible cart things are great.


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Aug 30, 2009 03:36 |  #10

If your gonna get a hand truck style, why not consider one of these, the fact it can be used as a ladder as well might come in handy at weddings. I saw Scott Kelby demonstrating one of these, not sure exactly what brand he was using, but here's what I was able to find on amazon:

http://www.amazon.com …cts&qid=1251621​250&sr=8-2 (external link)


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Aug 30, 2009 06:50 |  #11

That actually looks useful! I may have to order one of those. I have a minivan and sometimes, it would be nice to have a ladder. Thanks.


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Aug 30, 2009 11:12 |  #12

Looks like a great idea GwagDesigns, I saw one of those and checking into it I found a reviewer that said it wouldn't stand up by itself to load your gear on it so they ended up not using it. It would definately be a plus to have the ladder right there for the larger group shots at a big wedding! (I did one last year with 30 people in the wedding party, 12 BM, 12 GM, double ring bearers and flower girls!The girl in the bridal shot at left actually!) The ladder was essential!

Suzy, do you use a collapsible cart? If so, what kind? I'm more concerned with them about rolling on gravel or grass or the inevitable steps with no ramp.

Thanks again everyone for all the helpful suggestions, maybe I'll find a cheap golf cart I can tow behind my pickup! LMAO


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Aug 30, 2009 17:47 |  #13

http://www.amazon.com …ref=tag_gam_ptc​n_edpp_url (external link)

http://www.amazon.com …ref=tag_gam_ptc​n_edpp_url (external link)

I have these two. They are very useful, but don't carry a lot of weight. I think the stepladder thing is amazing. I may have to get one.


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Aug 30, 2009 18:12 |  #14

here's a video that shows a few different carts and there features

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=3Pmi1woCJ6M (external link)




  
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Aug 30, 2009 18:21 |  #15

2002 Toyota Tundra!! Other than that, I use a large Tamrac rolling case, backpack for the camera and rolling cases for the strobes.


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