The Motocaddy M5 GPS is the perfect solution for any golf lover that is seeking any easy and stress-free way to carry their golf clubs around the golf course without expanding human effort. The Motocaddy M5 GPS trolley uses its 28V lithium-ion battery to supply energy to the powerful electric motor. The motor then drives the wheels and allows the trolley to carry the weight of the loaded golf bag around the golf course hands free. Unlike golf carts which are big and bulky hence limited in maneuverability and accessibility, the Motocaddy M5 GPS trolley is small and compact. This allows the trolley to effectively navigate any terrain while also promoting the health of the operator since they get to walk around the golf course and exercise. The use of the GPS also allows the Motocaddy trolley to find its way around the golf course, avoid potential collisions and also position itself where it is the most convenient for the golfer.
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The Motocaddy M5 GPS trolley uses a powerful whisper-quiet electric motor to drive the rear wheels of the trolley. Energy is supplied by the powerful and reliable 28V lithium-ion battery. The Motocaddy M5 GPS trolley uses a very stable three-wheel configuration that allows the trolley to be maneuverable in navigating tighter turns and slopes in both the manual and hands-free drive mode. The trolley is also equipped with the latest GPS technology that allows the Motocaddy M5 GPS trolley to find its way around the golf course with relative ease. The trolley uses the Automatic distance control that allows the trolley to be programmed to go to a new location where the golfer will need it. The operator does not need to carry the heavy golf bag nor push around the trolley if it does not interest them. The trolley also comes with 9 drive speeds that allow the operator to select the one he or she is comfortable with. The Motocaddy M5 GPS trolley does however have a few problems that will be discussed below
1. Hill Climbing Limitations
The Motocaddy M5 GPS trolley uses a rear mounted motor that supplies power to the rear wheels. This tends to cause problems with the trolley when driving up a hill especially when carrying a heavy golf bag. Due to the drive wheels alignment, the trolley has to push itself up the hill. This causes the front wheel to lift and the trolley to tip over especially if the trolley is over loaded. To solve this problem, it is advisable not to over load the trolley and also holding the handles when driving uphill in order to balance out the tipping forces.
2. Excessive Trolley Weight
The Motocaddy M5 GPS trolley is quite heavy to move around, even without the wheels on. There are no handles or grabbing points on the trolley that allow the user to easily grip and lift the trolley in case it needs to be moved. To solve this problem, it is recommended to ensure the trolley is not damaged or runs out of battery while at the golf course such that it has to be carried manually. Also ensure the trolley is regularly serviced and handled well in order to ensure it always functions as intended.
3. Hefty Price Tag
The Motocaddy M5 GPS trolley is not a cheap purchase for most people. The £749.99 price tag can be difficult to comprehend hence it is advisable to ensure the trolley is properly taken take of so that it does not develop any problems which may require additional funds to address.
4. Motocaddy M5 Gps Trolley Sensitivity To Moisture
The weather proof sealing on the Motocaddy M5 GPS trolley can get damaged as such the trolley should not be submerged into water. It should also not be washed with a pressure washer or an air pressure hose in order to avoid problems like water damage. To avoid any problems developing with the trolley, it should be wiped down with a damp cloth and in the event of heavy rainfall cover with an umbrella. The LCD display on the Motocaddy M5 GPS trolley may get scratches or damaged when excessive force is used on it hence care is required to ensure sharp objects are not brought close to the trolley LCD display.
5. Front Wheel Maintenance Issues
The front wheel on the Motocaddy M5 GPS trolley needs to be checked to ensure there is no mud and dirt buildup. The front wheel nut should also be tightened and the quick release lever clamped down. To ensure the trolley does not develop any problems when moving ensure the front wheel is not clogged and turns freely.
6. Battery Care Issues
Leaving the Motocaddy M5 GPS trolley battery not charged for long periods of time will severely affect the battery life. Charging the lithium-ion battery with other chargers can severely damage the battery as well as the electrical components in the Motocaddy M5 GPS trolley. To eliminate any problems only the Motocaddy lithium-ion battery charger must be used with the trolley. The batteries should be stored and charged on a dry non-carpeted surface and at temperatures ranging from 10 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius. Charging above or below these temperatures is not recommended as it can cause problems with battery capacity. Also ensure battery connections match black to black and grey to grey. Always unplug the lithium-ion battery from the trolley before folding it to avoid damage to the battery and the trolley.
7. Long Battery Charging Times
Battery charging times may be a problem since they are long, up to 3 to 5 hours depending on the depth of discharge. If the battery capacity gets too low it is advisable to disable Bluetooth, stop USB charging and limit GPS usage. The battery should also be charged over night when the trolley is not in use.
8. Battery Sensitivity To Moisture
The Motocaddy M5 GPS trolley uses a lithium-ion battery and since lithium reacts violently with water causing fires, the battery should not be submerged in water or any other liquids even for cleaning purposes to avoid any problems. It is recommended to rather use a damp cloth to clean off any dirt. Dropping the battery can also damage the internal cells hence the battery must not be held by the cables.
9. Storing the battery for extended periods
When storing the battery for longer periods, e.g., 3 months over the winter, the battery needs to be charged half full and topped off before use to avoid any problems developing with it. The battery management system (BMS) will shut the battery off if there is deep discharge hence ensure the battery is not used till it falls below the low battery state in order to avoid any problems and increase the useful life span of the battery.
10. Battery Charger Requirements
Electrical power surges can severely damage the Motocaddy M5 GPS trolley battery charger, battery and electrical circuitry hence ensure the charger is connected to an earthed socket outlet. The battery charger should also only be opened by authorized personnel to avoid any problems developing with the battery and the charger.
11. Front Wheel Alignment Issues
The alignment of the front wheel on the Motocaddy M5 GPS trolley is important as it affects the trolley’s ability to travel in a straight line. If a problem develops where the trolley starts veering to the left or to the right the alignment of the wheel should be adjusted to rectify the problem. Two metal dials on either side of the front wheel housing are used to realign the wheel. If the trolley is veering to the right, turn the left-hand dial clockwise and the right-hand dial anti-clockwise. If the trolley is veering the left, turn the right-hand dial clockwise and the left-hand dial anti-clockwise. Ensure to tighten the wheel nut and push down the lever to lock the wheel back into place. Other problems can also affect the steering ability of the front wheel such as loose bag supports and an unevenly packed golf bag hence should be attended to. The downhill control feature is only available on the DHC models hence maximum attention is required when moving downhill in order to effectively control its speed.