- Jan 22, 2019
Maybe closed due to Covid restrictions.......
Just had a look on their site. I see what you mean by how small it packs down to. Similar weight and price to the Penrose but different concept. Thanks for sharing your experience.I use the JRC Contact Barrow for lugging my gear across a field to get to the Trent.
Best thing I've bought for a number of years. I honestly can lift this up with all my gear and once you get moving on the wheel I can use 3 fingers on each hand to lift and push!
And it nicely folds down and lives in my crappy little Fiesta all year.
I messaged Penrose this afternoon as I've ordered their large barrow/platform and wanted to make sure that I would actually get one. They messaged back saying that they were operating as normal but, as their website states, they're waiting for materials to arrive. Reckoned my platform would be 2 weeks or so before I get it but at least all's well and they are still functioning.Not sure if Penrose is open at the moment. I contacted them with a query a couple of weeks ago & not had an answer as yet which is unusual for them. I haven’t tried phoning as it’s not that urgent. I’d give them a call & see what the score is before ordering online.
After a bit of experimentation I decided that three wheels worked best for me on the penrose.......juggle around with the loading and the balance and manoeuvrability are just perfect...!
For my carp fishing I use the small penrose platform with two wheels at the front, nice and stable, I don't like the single wheel set up,but the three wheel set up looks good
The four wheel can be pretty amazing too!
I have been having another play with loading my Penrose single-wheel platform barrow. Getting the weight forward makes it effectively weightless, as Tinca Steve said. Trying various loading combinations, I found that unless I got a tiny bit of weight on the handles, it is inclined to tip when I let go of the handles.Let the weight go over towards the front as if it wants to fall forward and it will self propell and you only have to hold the handles down not up, it will even go up slopes as long as it stays weight forward.
It's difficult to explain until you've done it, but I use a four wheeled version and even on uneven wet ground the versatility and stability of this barrow is brilliant.....I have been having another play with loading my Penrose single-wheel platform barrow. Getting the weight forward makes it effectively weightless, as Tinca Steve said. Trying various loading combinations, I found that unless I got a tiny bit of weight on the handles, it is inclined to tip when I let go of the handles.
I have had a good look at the website and saw that Penrose recommend the two wheel configuration for use on commercials, so wondered why ? Is it only suitable for proper paths ?
Would the two and/or three wheeled configurations be suitable for traversing field edges, pastures etc. where the ground is uneven ? Would the three wheeled configuration be much harder to push than the single wheel on the river bank as opposed to maintained paths on commercials. I very seldom fish commercials as I much prefer the Nene or the fenland drains, out in the countryside.
The Penrose will easily carry all the gear I would ever want to take.
Just pushed the boat out and ordered a pair of wheelsIt's difficult to explain until you've done it, but I use a four wheeled version and even on uneven wet ground the versatility and stability of this barrow is brilliant.....
Get yourself another couple of wheels to make a three wheeler then you haven't got to be so precise how you load your Penrose barrow up..........Life is too short for making things difficult.....