6 Things to look for when buying your Electrical Push Cart
1. Follow me or Remote control Steering
You can think of the “follow me” function more as an extra finesse rather than the main thing. Most golfers who use carts with the follow me function will use the remote control around greens or bunkers. Therefore, the follow-me function will be great for open fairways or the long walking distance between holes.
Most golfers usually send the cart to the next tee when approaching green with the putter in hand. How and when to use the different functions will come to you as you start using your new electrical pushcart.
2. Battery life and charging
When thinking of the battery life of your bag, you should consider really how important it is that it can manage 2 complete golf rounds. Most golfers play one round, and then return either home or to the office to drop off their bag. This is also usually when you would charge the cart. NovaCaddy is really ahead of the curve here.
Therefore, you should consider if the battery life is really what you should focus on – since all electrical pushcarts at least manage one round. The time it takes to charge the battery would be another consideration.
3. Size, weight and folded dimensions of the electrical push cart
To be frank, an electrical push cart does not take up that much more space than a standard pushcart. It folds easily and fit together with your golf bag in almost any car. It does, however, weight more which should be something to consider. The battery and wheels are usually removable which means that the different parts themselves are not overwhelmingly heavy. You can probably use all kinds of golf bags in combination with a electrical push cart, but make sure to check out our review of golf bags to get the one for you.
4. What’s the difference between a Cheap or Premium Electrical Push Cart?
“What you pay is what you get” pretty much apply in this instance. Being cheap and buying the least expensive one could, if you are unlucky, end up being more expensive than buying a moderate priced one. Most come with a great warranty but the customer support does vary.
With premium carts, you usually get a better battery, more functions (like the “follow me”-function), better quality and stronger motor. Also, neat features like 4-wheel drive included umbrella holder and so on.
With budget electrical carts you will probably have a weaker battery that may need replacing earlier and weaker motors. They often do the job they are supposed to do, but the margins of error are usually higher.
5. How much are electrical push carts?
The absolutely cheapest ones are usually around $400-600. The more average price would be around $900-$1,800 and the premium carts are up to $2,500. We would advise to keep in the average price range or maybe even in the premium one.
Compared to a golf cart that is usually around $6,000-$15,000, an electrical push cart is both cheaper and better for your health!
Buying one online is probably the way to go, as customer service is almost always high, the prices are definitely lower and shipping is down to record levels.
6. How long does an Electrical Push Cart last?
It can last for how long as you’d like! (Almost). Most electrical push carts are usually constructed in better and stronger material than normal push carts, the battery is replaceable and they would probably never “go out of style”.
Therefore, an investment in one is probably life long – both for your health and for your wallet!