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Rastorder makes one, and it will fold flat, but it's not inexpensive: http://www.rastorder.com.au/product_foldup.htm I think it's very, very well designed and worth the money, but that's a s

Another vote for the Rastorder Foldup cart. It's light, folds flat when you remover the quick detatch wheels. And it has options for boom pole/antenna mast holders along with hooks for cables.

I bought one of these and even though it doesn't fold as small as a Rock-n-roller, I like it very much! https://rhinotufftools.com/

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You could always drop an email to Martins martins.rozentals@cider.lv. He is in Latvia but his folding cart is a fraction of the cost of a Rastorder and shipping from Oz or Latvia cannot be a big cost difference. Shipping 2 makes more sense.

 

 

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While the above cart does look like a good cheap alternative to the Rastorder. I feel the extra money I spent for the quality of a rastorder was well spent. Without seeing this cart in person there is a couple of simple design/implementation flaws that don't fit my standards. That said I need sit down with my cart to compare, at least mentally. Thank you to all out there that design and build carts/specialist carrying devices.

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Again found a similar folding cart, made by the house brand of German music equipment vendor Thomann: the Millenium Go-Kart Truck XL. Identical in carrying capacity to Rock-N-Roller’s mid-range R10 model, but $100~ USD less.

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It seems to be exclusively sold by Thomann, though they offer a three-year warranty and 30-day return policy. I may end up purchasing this one for an upcoming feature, along with Rock-N-Roller’s carpeted shelf to see if they’re compatible. My only wish was that Thomann/Millenium also sold wider casters for more challenging terrain, but I bet I can find stem casters sold elsewhere that may fit.

Also, I found a video from photographer Tony Roslund showing his simple Rock-N-Roller modification to make the shelf accessory easier to install:

 

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If you can still find them, the original Skyline verticale carts could fold completely flat like the Latvian ones mentioned above. Skyline carts were made by Wilcox Sound and served as a template for PSC, Rastorser, and other verticale carts. I used one for many year before building a bigger more permanent cart. But I’ve recently been working on a hand truck style cart using a three stage cart like @cmgoodin uses, so that the cart itself is more useful for loading in and out. I’ve attached a pelican case with drawers to it, as well as other modifications. I’ll post photos once it’s finished. So far this is my most versatile cart, and also serves as a good follow cart when using my larger cart as my main sound cart. 

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The "Skyline" carts, or mine anyhow, were made by 3-G Welding (of Calabasas, CA), and sold through Wilcox and the old ASC.  I did fold mine up and air-ship it a few times, as well as trucked it in its folded up state.  It didn't hold up as well in combat as the PSC cart that imitated it, I had to have the bottom shelf (usually home to the battery or a large power amp for playback jobs) rewelded to the rest of the cart 3 times over the years when cracks appeared in the metal.  But they are lighter than the PSC carts, light enough that you could easily pick up the empty cart with one hand!  That Latvian cart is a good homebrew imitation (bolts instead of welding, so you'll be tightening up stuff all the time in use).   Rastorder etc are whole generations farther on in all ways than these old carts.   Has anyone ever developed a wider "track" set of wheels for the Zucas?  They are a very cool solution but I wish they were a bit wider re: tipping when there is weight (like recorder) on the top.

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On 7/8/2019 at 8:11 AM, Daniel Ignacio said:

Again found a similar folding cart, made by the house brand of German music equipment vendor Thomann: the Millenium Go-Kart Truck XL. Identical in carrying capacity to Rock-N-Roller’s mid-range R10 model, but $100~ USD less.

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It seems to be exclusively sold by Thomann, though they offer a three-year warranty and 30-day return policy. I may end up purchasing this one for an upcoming feature, along with Rock-N-Roller’s carpeted shelf to see if they’re compatible. My only wish was that Thomann/Millenium also sold wider casters for more challenging terrain, but I bet I can find stem casters sold elsewhere that may fit.

Also, I found a video from photographer Tony Roslund showing his simple Rock-N-Roller modification to make the shelf accessory easier to install:

 

Dan,

Thanks to you, I ordered this cart and a quick set shelf from Rock-N-Roller, all provided by Thomann, just received today and starting building my cart. The pieces are compatibles, not designed to be but it feels sturdy enough. Thanks

 

 

 

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