Veers to the Left
Good afternoon. I have a pro rider golf trolley. When using the distance modes the trolley veers or pulls off to the left. Are you able to give me any advice on how to rectify this? Any advice welcome.
Normally when the Pro Rider golf trolley veers to the left it will be the left wheel which has not as strong a drive in it. This happens when the left wheel clutch is weak and slipping, that’s assuming the axle drive pin the wheel fits onto is OK. I would look to replace both sides of the wheel clutches. See our clutch fitting page under the search box – (top right of this page). We have a video to guide also. To purchase clutches, please note they are available on the spares store page.
Clutches sold in pairs
I managed to get the axle sorted and tried it out on the golf course for the first time today. Motor worked fine and controls were OK, despite the trolley being left outside for 4 years! The only problem is that the trolley pulls to the right, most noticeably when going uphill, indicating to me that the right clutch is faulty. This was confirmed by manually turning it.
Do you only sell replacement clutches in pairs?
That’s great, glad to hear it’s nearly all working now. The clutches are only sold in pairs. One of the reasons the wheel clutches are only sold in pairs is there have been quite a few times when one is bought the other shows signs of wear. They tend to wear out around the same time, so you will probably find the other one will go fairly soon. Sometimes it’s not noticeable until the first one is changed over to new, then the older clutch starts to play up as well with the trolley starting to pull to the opposite side.
The Left Wheel Slipping
I have Hillman electric golf trolley, the left wheel is slipping and making a clicking noise.
Do I require a new clutch which is the assembly on the wheel where the pin located on the driveshaft?
I believe the Hillman golf trolley has the same type of clutch as we sell. If so it should have two prongs that fit into the wheel held in by two screws. As regards the problem with your Hillman golf trolley, I would say yes there most likely is a fault with your golf trolley wheel clutch. When the wheel clutch makes a noise like a clicking sound with every revolution of the wheel, then this normally means the bearings inside have collapsed and broken. Finding out and testing the clutch is usually straightforward along with replacing it. To test golf trolley wheel clutch is easy and then the fault can be determined by a simple check. Remember if the golf trolley veers to the right then it will be the right wheel clutch which is faulty and the same test for the left. If struggling to move especially uphill then it could be both clutches. I would always recommend replacing both clutches at the same time.